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Job Ref No. ECC8823824-46 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Level 4, Points 4 to 7
Position Start Date: 01/11/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/09/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Monday 30 September 2024  

Job Description

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Vacancy Position

Learning Support Assistant


Location: Friars Primary School & Nursery, Constable Way, Shoeburyness, Essex SS3 9XX

Salary Range: Level 4, Points 4 to 7 £21,189 to £22,369 pro rata (£15,776 - £16,655 per year actual salary)

Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3.30pm (with 30 mins unpaid lunch break), totalling 32 hours and 30 minutes a week, term time only.

Start Date:November 2024

About the Role

Come and join the lively and dedicated team at our popular school. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic LSA with experience of working with children in a school setting - ideally as an LSA. Initially, you are likely to be working in Key Stage 2, therefore experience in this key stage would be preferred. We offer an extremely supportive community and a full range of professional development opportunities. Our children deserve the best, so if you are passionate about supporting our staff and children with our high expectations then we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidate will need to:

  • be passionate about learning
  • possess school-based experience of working with children
  • be passionate and keen to work with children
  • excite and inspire our children
  • promote high standards and challenge
  • work as a flexible member of a team
  • display energy, imagination and initiative
  • manage the physical demands of a busy role working with active children

As part of Portico Academy Trust, Friars Primary School can offer you:

· A friendly and supportive atmosphere where everyone is valued and everyone matters

· A nurturing environment with wonderful children who want to learn

· High quality professional development

· Opportunities for cross phase work

· Support and collaboration across our Trust

· A well-resourced school

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to learn more about Friars, please contact our school office who will book a time for you to come and see us. Tours of the school will be with a member of our Senior Leadership Team.

Full details of the interview process will be sent to those candidates who are shortlisted.

Closing Date:Monday 23 September 2024, midday

Interviews:Monday 30 September 2024

For further details or an application pack, please contact Mrs Rebecca Sanderson, Director of HR, Portico Academy Trust, Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2JB

Telephone: 01702 987890 x310

Please include a cover letter with your application form, commenting on how you feel you meet the person specification criteria and providing an insight into your relevant experience.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and shortlisted candidates should be aware that the school will consider carrying out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates.

Application Documents

Support Staff Application Form

LSA Job Description

LSA Person Specification

Application Email

Information about the School

Friars Primary School is part of Portico Academy Trust.

Portico Academy Trust aspires to be at the heart of the local communities it serves. We aim to deliver to local families an excellent primary education and create new opportunities for our pupils.

Set in the heart of the community, Friars Primary School offers a welcoming environment that provides a rich curriculum, where children can enjoy learning and where achievement in all aspects of life is celebrated.

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

Rebecca Sanderson
Friars Primary School & Nursery
Constable Way, Shoeburyness
Essex, SS3 9XX
Telephone: 01702 987890

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