Job Ref No. ECC5271-81 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 2
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 24/01/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: tbc  

Job Description

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Part time Learning Support Assistant (Mornings)

Fixed Term with the possibility of becoming permanent

Essex Pay Scale 2/3 depending on experience

Mersea Island School is a large, friendly and well-respected primary school with a strong ethos of team work. It occupies a special position at the heart of a unique island community.

This is a great opportunity for a committed candidate to join our 2-form entry primary school team. Your role will be to work with individual pupils and groups to support the learning in class, under the direction of the class teacher. Experience would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to enthuse and inspire children
  • Be fully committed to our schools vision and values
  • Have high expectations for the children and themselves
  • Be able to work as part of a team, sharing excellent practice and learning from others
  • Have good written, verbal and numeracy skills
  • Be committed to working in partnership with staff, parents and children

For details and an application form, please contact Sharon Jay at the above address or e-mail

Closing date: Monday 24th January (midnight)

Information about the School

Mersea Island School currently has 396 pupils aged 2-11, this includes a nursery with capacity for up to 48 children. It is the only school on the island, serving a closely knit community. The school is located on Mersea Island, off the coast of Essex and close to Colchester. The area surrounding the school in the town of West Mersea is semi-rural. The island is famous for its oyster cultivation and traditional fishing boats, and has a history of sailing. Pupils derive from a very mixed social background, and many of the pupils have parents and grandparents who attended the school.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Tania Wright
Barfield Road
West Mersea, Colchester
Essex, CO5 8QX
Telephone: 01206 382736

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