Learning Support Assistant / 1:1 Learning Support Assistant - Fixed Term

Hugh Christie School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5431-216S
  • Posted:18/11/2022
  • Pay:KR4 / KR5 depending on experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:09/12/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:asap


Learning Support Assistants / 1:1 Learning Support Assistants

We are looking to recruit Learning Support Assistants and 1:1 Learning Support Assistants to support the Teaching and Learning for children with SEND across a range of subjects.  You will be required to assist the students with organisation and completion of classwork,  planning for homework and general day to day activities.

Ideally suited to someone with high personal and professional standards with drive, energy and commitment. To help build on the current inclusive and caring ethos of the school, to ensure that every child achieves their full potential. Experience of working with children with learning difficulties would be an advantage.

For the Learning Support Assistant vacancy the hours would be 29 hours per week term time only.

For  the 1:1 vacancy, we currently have 2 students who are currently in Year 7 and 1 in Year 10. The posts vary from 12 to 20 hours per week, term time only. These contracts are tied directly to funding for these pupils and if the funding stops or the students leave the school the contract would cease. 

We are happy to offer flexible start times for both these roles to enable parents/carers to drop off children as school.

Please state experience and skills and strengths clearly in your application. If you require further details please contact pbargery@tonbridgefederation.co.uk

Salary: Kent Range 4/ 5 depending on experience: Full time equivalent salary £19,389.00 -£21,713.00

Closing date: 9th December 2022

Start date: As soon as possible

Previous applicants need not apply

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff are required to have an DBS check. Please be aware that prior to any interview, the school may carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on any short listed candidate.


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The Tonbridge Federation comprises of;

Hugh Christie School

Hugh Christie opened in 1957 as a co-educational school for children of all needs and abilities. Based in Tonbridge with excellent transport links, the school is housed in well maintained buildings on an attractive campus, with excellent facilities.

It is our aim that every child at Hugh Christie is happy, successful and well prepared for adult life. This website provides you with all the important information about how we try to achieve this.

Long Mead Community Primary School

Long Mead Primary School serves an estate in the north end of Tonbridge. The local ward it serves has relatively high levels of deprivation for the area. As a result, the school has higher than average number of disadvantaged children on its roll.

The school has a population of around 170 children, including a nursery. The school roll has fluctuated over time and this had made stability a challenge. One priority area is to increase numbers attending the school in the nursery and reception by broadening the appeal of the school to the local community.

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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.