Learning Support Assistant

Katherines Primary Academy, Harlow

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Job Ref No. ECC2162-128S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Pt 3-5 (FTE £23,426-£24,189)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 25/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Learning Support Assistant - Fixed Term Academic Year 2024/2025


Hours: 32.5 hrs term time + insets (36.4 working weeks)


Salary: Pt 3-5 (FTE £23,426-£24,189)


Actual Salary: £16,455.83 - £16,911.81(pro rata)

Katherines Primary Academy are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join our successful team. This role will initially be for a fixed term for the academic year 2024 - 2025. 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.

  • Additional benefits at working at Katherines Primary Academy:
  • Additional 13 days school holidays
  • Dedicated PPA time
  • Individual career programme for all staff
  • Fast tracked leadership training scheme
  • Children who have a love of learning and a highly motivated staff team
  • A caring and happy learning environment
  • High expectations and excellent behaviour
  • Personalised staff well-being programme
  • Supportive Team environment


The Trust 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 NET Academies we believe in the future development of our teachers, our staff development programme has meant teachers are successful in progressing the next stage of their career.

What Ofsted say about our Katherines Primary Academy:
"Katherines Primary Academy and Nursery is a fully inclusive school where everybody is made to feel special. Pupils love coming to school. They are proud of their school and welcome visitors with a smile"


"Parents were overwhelmingly positive in their responses about the school. They particularly value the school's support of the 'whole' child. Many commented that they feel nothing is too much trouble for the staff"


"The behaviour and attitudes of pupils are a strength of the school. Pupils feel part of the Katherines School community. They value the relationships they have with each other and staff. Pupils are able to self-regulate and quickly focus on their learning. They are polite and respectful to each other and adults"


"Staff are very appreciative of the collaborative support that the trust provides and the opportunities for extra training. These supports staff well to implement the chosen curriculum"

What our teachers say about our Katherines Primary Academy:
"I very much enjoy working for the academy, because I feel supported, valued and work with a great group of people."


"I feel like it is an incredibly supportive working atmosphere where people want the best for one another and go out of their way to do their best for both staff and pupils. It is pupil driven which is why I particularly agree with the academy's attitude towards priorities."


"Staff and pupils feel that we are all part of one family that help and support each other."

Potential applicants are both welcome and encouraged to visit the academy. Please contact the school office by telephone on 01279 421495.

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

Katherines Primary Academy and Nursery are a thriving Primary School in a small estate in Harlow and a school that the staff, children, parents and myself are incredibly proud of. Our children display excellent learning behaviours, they embrace each new learning opportunity building on prior knowledge and developing new skills, within a challenging curriculum.

Since coming into post, as Head of School in September 2017, I, along with my dedicated team, ensure that children's well being and voice are at the heart of what we do. We are extremely proud of our academic results, above National Standards in all subjects, for the last two consecutive years. We believe that every child’s learning and development is as individual as they, at Katherines Primary Academy children GROW in our care. Our commitment to each child is that they will leave us as Global citizens, Resilient learners, Outstanding achievers and Well-rounded empowered individuals. This coupled with our '100 things at Katherines' is designed to ensure that we are shaping our children's futures in the most positive way possible. We are confident that our children are equipped to face new challenges in the modern world, ready for their next stage of education in their respective secondary schools and beyond.

Mrs Annette Norris

Head of School

Katherine 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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Contact Information

Claire Whitehouse
Brookside, Harlow
Essex, CM19 5NJ
Telephone: 01279 421495
Email: office@katherines.netacademies.net

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