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Learning Support Assistant - Part-time

Copperfield Academy, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2024-256S
  • Posted:18/11/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:04/12/2022 at 23:00
  • Interviews:W/C 6th December


Copperfield Academy is looking for an enthusiastic and talented Learning Support Assistant to join our team and be part of our friendly and supportive environment.

The successful applicants will need to hold a NVQ Level2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning (or equivalent), have a good standard of written and spoken English and a general understanding of Maths. Previous experience of working effectively within a school is also desirable.

Are you:

  • passionate about securing positive outcomes for children?
  • highly motivated, organised and flexible in the way you work to best meet children's needs?
  • an effective communicator, highly skilled in building positive relationships with children, parents/carers and professionals?
  • able to support teachers in planning and resourcing for children with a variety of needs.
  • reliable, flexible and willing to support the school in moving children’s learning on. 

If so, then you sound like the perfect addition to our team!

The post will typically be term time plus inset days, 35 hours per week, 8am – 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. 


Visits to the school are strongly encouraged as it gives you the chance to meet the most important people – the children.  

Please contact the school to arrange a visit.

Previous appliants need not reapply.

Copperfield Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children.

The successful applicants will be required to possess an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Copperfield Academy reserves the right to appoint exceptional candidates immediately upon successful application, tour and interview.

Information about the school

Copperfield is an old and long-established Northfleet School, having opened as Dover Road School in 1904.

Increasing success in recent years has meant we are fast becoming a very popular school with local families, and we currently have the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren here of former pupils. We are known for extending a warm welcome to families that are new to Gravesend and to many families new to the UK.

As part of the nationwide REAch2 Academy Trust, leaders and staff at Copperfield are committed to working hard to ensure it is a happy school where pupils of all ages thoroughly enjoy their learning and being at school. We consider ourselves to be a supportive extended family of, and for, all our families that is able to meet the needs of the most-able and the most-challenged.

It is now formally recognised that Copperfield Academy is a good school, and a vibrant school. Classrooms are calm and purposeful places, where pupils learn in a safe atmosphere. Leaders are determined that every pupil’s experience, regardless of their individual needs, is a positive and successful one. As a result, pupils flourish and thrive.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01474 352413


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.