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Learning Support Assistant 1:1 Part Time - Term Time - Special Needs Position

St Michael's Prep School, Otford

  • Ref:KCC886-6016-209S
  • Posted:23/11/2022
  • Pay:£8,892.19 (FTE £23,433.53)
  • Start Date:01.01.2023 or ASAP
  • App Close Date:07/12/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 12.12.2022


We are looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant who will assist and provide 1:1 support to a child with additional needs, currently in Reception.  We are looking for someone experienced in working with children with speech, language and communication needs, who is committed to helping provide an inclusive education and who is passionate about improving the outcomes for all students.

The successful candidate will be kind, caring and confident with the ability to quickly assess the child’s needs. You will need to work closely with the Teachers and Learning Development Team to ensure that the child’s needs are met at every level. You will be able to follow recommendations from various health care professionals and incorporate these into the school day, feeding back to the Class Teacher, Learning Development Team and Pre-Prep Head when necessary. The post is fixed term, meaning it will end if and when the child leaves the school.

In return we can offer you: Free Meals provided during term time; free parking on site; sick pay scheme; annual salary review; automatic enrolment in the support staff pension scheme with life assurance cover; multi skill training opportunities; a wonderful supportive staff body and great place to work! 

St Michael’s actively manages the inclusion of its people and values human diversity, believing that our different ways of being and thinking adds value to our school community.  We are committed to creating and sustaining a more ethnically diverse workforce. In this regard, we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds who share our values in this area.

If you would like to apply for this post, please complete a non-teaching application form, downloadable from our website, and include details of the skills, qualities and experience you have and explain why you would like to apply for the position. 

Please return word or PDF applications only, to Kim d’Albertanson at: -


Application Deadline: Wednesday 7th December2022

Interview Date: Week Commencing 12th December 2022

St Michael’s Prep School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service and online digital presence checks if invited to interview.



Information about the school

St Michael's Prep School is a co-educational day school, rated ‘Excellent’ by the ISI in March 2017, with approximately 475 children aged 2-13, enjoying a beautiful location, overlooking 100 acres of land. Our state of the art Pre-Prep building sets each child on a learning journey that is rich, active and inspiring. Children continue into the Prep School, taught by a large number of specialist professionals who work throughout the school to provide a rich array of curricular and co-curricular opportunities.

Benefits of working at St Michael’s Prep:

As we are an independent school our terms are just 33 weeks long (5 weeks shorter than state schools). Our academic staff are in school 34 weeks per year which includes INSET days, when training for interesting and relevant topics is provided. All staff working over the lunch period are entitled to a complimentary hot or cold lunch during term time. There is complimentary use of the swimming pool (at agreed times only). Classes are small. Parking on site is free, and we would welcome you to the St Michael’s family with a comprehensive, interesting induction program.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01959 522137


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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.