Job Ref No. ECC0-6S Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: School's own pay scale
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 10/05/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Week commencing Monday 20 May 2024  

Job Description

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Level 3 Early Years Practitioner/Learning Support Assistant for Key Stage 1

Part time: Monday to Friday mornings; 16 hours per week; term time only

St Philomena's School is a happy, high achieving independent day school for boys and girls aged four to eleven years old. We have a very low staff turnover and pride ourselves on having outstanding staff who ensure our pupils are provided with the very best learning environment.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational Level 3 Early Years Practitioner/Learning Support Assistantwho demonstrates a genuine commitment to achieving the highest standards of education for our children and families. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced practitioner to join our dedicated and supportive team from September 2024.

The role is to work alongside experienced and qualified staff to assist in the delivery of engaging and innovative teaching, on a one-to-one basis and in small groups.

The ideal candidate will be someone who has an Early Years education qualification to at least NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) and has experience in supporting teaching and learning in the classroom.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Hardworking.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Committed to working as part of a team.
  • Consistent with a calm and fair approach.
  • A great communicator who develops positive relationships with pupils and colleagues.
  • Passionate and dedicated in helping pupils reach their academic potential.

If you would like to apply to join this fantastic school, please visit the school website to download and complete an application form:

Completed applications should be posted to the school address or emailed to

Closing date for applications:Midday on Friday 10 May 2024.

Interview date:Week commencing Monday 20 May 2024.

Start date:September 2024

St Philomena's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment any appointment will be subject to satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, medical clearance and suitable references.

Information about the School

St Philomena’s is a small and nurturing independent school with high academic standards, conveniently located in the heart of Frinton-on-Sea.

We aim to provide the perfect environment for our pupils to grow as individuals. We cultivate creativity, flexibility, lateral thinking and enterprise; we foster intuition and resilience; empathy and courage. We seek to prepare our pupils not just for the next stage of their academic careers but for life.

We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, one that is stimulating and challenging and enriches the learning of all pupils. Opportunities are developed, both inside and outside the classroom, to encourage our pupils to become learners who are confident, resilient and brave.

We aim to provide a first-class education within a supportive, friendly and happy environment. We challenge and encourage our pupils to develop their talents and achieve their personal best, whatever their ability.

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

Philippa Mathews
Hadleigh Road, Frinton-on-Sea
Essex, CO13 9HQ
Telephone: 01255 674492

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