Job Ref No. ECC2382-97S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: BAND 3 (Range 10-16)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 28/06/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: 4th July 2022  

Job Description

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32.5hrs per week term time, for a one year fixed term contract starting in September 2022. There may be the opportunity to extend this contract.

Do you believe that all children should be supported to achieve their full potential? If so this opportunity could be the one for you!

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and caring learning support assistant with a 'can do' attitude to join our friendly, supportive team.

The position involves working with children who are in need of additional 1:1 support. Children attending Aveley Resource Centre have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP). The children will have a diagnosis of Autism or have Social Communication needs.

You will be required to support the children in the Resource Centre classroom that caters for ten pupils.

The successful candidate must have a minimum qualification of GCSE Grade C or equivalent in Maths and English. Experience of supporting children on the Autistic Spectrum or with Social Communication needs would be an advantage. Training is included for successful candidates.

Aveley Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to a DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references.

Visits to the school, are encouraged and can be arranged. Alternatively, we will happily organise a call if you'd like an informal chat with the Head of School or SENCo. Please contact us on

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early so recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.

Information about the School

Aveley Primary is a two form entry primary school in Thurrock with newly opened Autism Resource Base. We have dedicated staff and wonderful children from Reception to Year 6. We have a nursery that provides an excellent start for our youngest pupils. All members of the school community are committed to ensuring that children have a learning experience that is positive, encourages children to achieve and develop as well-rounded individuals. Staff teams are organised with support from experienced Year Leads and Key Stage Assistant Headteachers.

Aveley Primary joined Catalyst Academies Trust at the beginning of February 2019. The Trust has a nationally recognised reputation for high achievement for all of its pupils and staff have embraced the collaborative nature of working as part of a MAT. Staff from across the schools meet regularly and appreciate the joined up working.

Aveley Primary School was formed in 1990 when the Infants and Junior schools amalgamated. From September 2005 to 2012, the school was based in one building built in the early 1950’s. Since September 2012, KS1 have been in the purpose built block of four classes. Reception are in classes linked to the main building with a shared outdoor area. The rest of the classes are in the original KS2 building, with some modifications to create a nursery class. In 2014, the school opened the library bus which is an iconic part of the school.  The school is spacious, with expansive grounds and is within easy reach (5 minutes) of the A13 into London/Southend and the Dartford Crossing. There are three playgrounds, a large field and a multi-use games area. There is a separate dining room and school hall. We have a dedicated Library and Art, Design & Technology Room, a wildlife area and pond. This is an exciting time in Aveley Primary School’s journey as we opened the Aveley Resource Centre (ARC) in June 2022.

In 2018, the predecessor school, received a ‘requires improvement’ judgement from Ofsted. Since joining the trust, the school has worked collaboratively to secure improvements in all areas.

Staff are dedicated, hardworking and supportive of each other. The school has a Pastoral Manager to support the wellbeing of the children. All classes have some ancillary support to work alongside the classteacher. Children with Special Educational Needs are well catered for with adult support and a non-class based SENCo.

The catchment area of Aveley Primary School is in a mixed housing environment; the school has approximately 30% of children on free school meals. Parents are positive about our school and work in partnerhip with us.

Achievements include: the 10 years Basic Skills Quality Mark award; Silver Science Quality Mark and Silver Artsmark. The Head of School, Governors, together with a committed and hard-working team of teachers, aim to provide the best education and a variety of opportunities for all of our children. The school has a strong ethos, followed by all staff and children.

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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Contact Information

Paula Ayris
Aveley Primary School
Stifford Road, Aveley
Essex, RM15 4AA
Telephone: 01708 865868

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