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Learning Support Assistant - Term Time

Infiniti School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-6159-32S
  • Posted:03/10/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range Equivalent
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:24/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Do you strive to make a difference to the pupils you support?

Would you like to be part of a small, supportive and friendly team with a ‘family’ ethos?

Are you enthusiastic, pro-active and motivated?

If you answered yes to the above, then apply now!

Our learning support team is expanding! We have a fantastic opportunity to appoint a bubbly, flexible and energetic Learning Support Assistant to start as soon as possible. The main purpose of the role is to support the students to learn and the teacher to teach as effectively as possible.

Ideally, the successful applicant will hold a Learning Support qualification however this is not essential as training can be provided. Duties include but are not limited to:

To establish a supportive relationship with the students by:

  • Developing an in-depth understanding of the students’ SEN in order to assist them in their learning;
  • clarifying and explaining instructions;
  • ensuring students are able to use the equipment and materials provided;
  • promoting self-esteem through encouragement and motivation;
  • assisting students where difficulties are experienced (language, behaviour, reading, spelling, writing etc) whilst also encouraging independence;
  • helping students to concentrate and finish work set.

To assist the class teacher by:

  • assessing the progress of students;
  • helping with the planning and preparation of lessons;
  • providing regular feedback about the students

Other duties include:

  • to assist the SENCo with the statutory annual review of students EHCPs.
  • To liaise, advise and consult with other members of staff as appropriate so we can provide the best support possible to our students.

Applicants should understand that working in a small school often means going the extra mile without being asked, because it benefits the whole community - especially the pupils!

In return, the successful candidate will receive:

  • A Kent Range equivalent salary – dependent upon experience – with increases annually subject to satisfactory performance reviews;
  • 13 weeks annual leave (school holidays);
  • regular training and access to a range of internal and external programmes;
  • NEST pension plan;
  • 24/7 access to a FREE Employee Assistance Programme providing up to 6 counselling sessions and confidential advice and guidance;
  • free car parking on site;
  • end of term celebrations;
  • to work with a fantastic and friendly team in the beautiful Kent countryside.

Please note, an offer of employment is subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check - cost will be met by the employer.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Information about the school

Infiniti School is an independent special school based in the beautiful village of Doddington, nr. Sittingbourne, Kent. We work with students in key stages 3, 4 and 5 who have SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) needs, as well as other associated difficulties and challenging behaviour. We have a broad and balanced curriculum with individual pathways for each student, with a focus on sport and outdoor education.

We offer therapeutic input alongside our academic and vocational courses, to help our students remove barriers to learning and become successful in and out of school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Anna Daly
  • Address:The Street, Doddington, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 0BG
  • Telephone: 01795 886687
  • Email: office@infinitischool.co.uk

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.