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Job Ref No. ECC2115-97S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £17,721.66 - £18,298.87 Annually (Actual)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Learning Support Assistant

Salary: Pt 3-5 (FTE £23,426 - £24,189) Actual Salary £17, 721.66 - £ 18,298.87

Start date: September 2024 (or earlier if available) 

Hours: 8:15am - 3:45pm, 35 hrs term time + insets (36.4 working weeks)  

Longwood Primary Academy are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join our successful team in September 2024.

The ideal candidate would be an effective role model that sets high expectations and motivates the pupils to achieve. Applicants must be enthusiastic and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Learning Support Assistants (LSA) would work alongside, and individually from class teachers.

Essential requirements:  

  • Working in partnership with specialist teacher to support pupils needs  
  • Ability to use ICT and learn new skills  

Additional benefits working at Longwood Primary Academy:  

  • Additional 13 days school holidays
  • Competitive salary 
  • IT equipment relevant to the post  
  • Subsidised accommodation for teaching staff  
  • An outstanding childcare facility (under 3 years) for NET staff at discounted rates  
  • A supportive team of leaders and staff  
  • Opportunities for growth and development  
  • A collaborative environment to work with colleagues across the trust  
  • Extensive CPD opportunities, with external courses for career development  
  • SENDCO network within the Trust   
  • Working with a pastoral team, including a family liaison officer  
  • Membership of a generous pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) or Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)  
  • National pay rates  
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Supportive special leave requests  

Longwood Primary Academy offer a unique chance to be part of a friendly and supportive team. Being part of a primary cluster of six schools, staff work in teams to share the responsibility for planning, with support from Trust subject leads and the Curriculum Director.  High quality CPD is offered across the Trust. 

The school has a dedicated team that works hard to reach high standards in everything they do and this is further embedded through our successful relationships with parents, the local community and the other local schools within NET. At Longwood we believe in the future development of our teachers to enable them to develop and progress their career. 

What Ofsted says about Longwood Primary Academy:
'Children get a great start to their educational journey at Longwood Primary. Pupils enjoy attending such a warm, welcoming and inclusive school. Pupils feel safe. Pupils treat each other with respect. They behave well around the school because they are expected to do so' 
Parents are highly positive about the school's provision. Many commented that staff have the 'best interests of children at heart'. 
'Staff are proud to work at the school and feel that leaders are considerate of their workload and well-being.' 

Potential applicants are both welcome and encouraged to visit the school. Please contact the school office by telephone on 01279 866155/866149.  

In compliance with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs cannot be accepted.   

NET Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the Safer Recruitment process all shortlisted applicants will be subject to social media checks. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Information about the School

Welcome to Longwood Primary Academy and Nursery – a school that provides children with an inspirational learning experience.

Since opening in January 2015, we have developed a thriving, successful community where children’s voices are heard and their interests nurtured. We are proud of our academic results and our achievements. The challenging curriculum we provide for all pupils is unique and, as you will see, something that builds lifelong character and resilience – in preparation for the workplace.

The recent Ofsted inspection verified that we are a Good School with Outstanding ‘Leadership and Management’ AND ‘Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare’. They reported the following in November 2017:

"The quality of teaching has improved markedly and the quality of care and contribution to pupils’ well-being is excellent."

"Parents are remarkably positive about all aspects of the school and very nearly all would recommend it. The reputation of the school has risen and, as a result, pupil numbers are increasing."

"The school’s work to provide care and support to enable pupils to flourish is exemplary."

"There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities at the beginning and end of the school day, contributing to the school’s ‘the mind, body and soul experience’."

"The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding."

"The school strongly promotes pupils’ physical well-being. Pupils understand how to stay healthy."

Our building, constantly evolving like our learners, provides an exceptional learning environment. Our pupils, taking pride in all they do and displaying excellent behaviour and attitudes to their learning, are a credit to our outstanding and committed staff.

I am proud of the school and the consistent efforts and initiative used to provide the very best opportunities for the children of our school. Our 70 things at Longwood is designed to give your child not only an education to scaffold their future but experiences that shape them as a strong person, belonging to something special.

Our wellbeing system, coupled with high quality teaching in pursuit of academic excellence, provides children with a place in which they can thrive as individuals – feeling safe and secure.

We know that providing a child with the building blocks very early on is fundamental to their success. Our outstanding Early Years facilities are designed to ensure the best possible outcomes before starting Year 1.

Visits to the school are encouraged – our door is always open. I look forward to meeting you and working with you, together enabling your child to look towards bright future.

Monica Holland

Head of School, Longwood Primary Academy and Nursery

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

Lisa Monk
Longwood Primary Academy and Nursery
Paringdon Road, HARLOW
Essex, CM18 7RQ
Telephone: 01279 866 155
Email: office@longwood.netacademies.net

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