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Learning Support Assistant - Part-time

Hillview School for Girls, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5450-36S
  • Posted:09/12/2022
  • Pay:Hillview Range 4 ((19,680) Actual salary £14,268
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:06/01/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Learning Support Assistant

Full time equivalent salary £19,680 gross per annum (pro rata to £14,268)

(Hillview Range 4 Point 11)

Hours of work: 31hrs per week, term-time only, plus Inset days.

(Hours between 8.20am-3.20pm)

Are you passionate about supporting children, recognising individual qualities and strengths, and aspiring to attain excellence in learning support?

We are looking for enthusiastic learning support assistants to join our friendly team here at Hillview School for Girls.


Hillview School for Girls is a Performing and Visual Arts specialist school based in Tonbridge, Kent. We offer on-site nursery, gym and ample staff parking. 

You will have the skills to:

  • Provide 1:1 support as necessary and as specified by the Director of SEN
  • Support the delivery of small group work
  • Follow programmes of intervention aimed at improving, for example, literacy, numeracy and self-esteem
  • Work with designated subject area staff to provide in-class support for students with special needs
  • Be aware of the factors that affect students' social, emotional and mental health and support in this
  • Actively encourage students to participate in learning tasks and activities consistent with their developmental level, physical abilities and medical condition.
  • Provide praise and encouragement to students to recognise and promote positive pupil behaviour in line with school policies.
  • Use equipment and materials in a correct, safe manner consistent with legal and school requirements.
  • Be able to recognise and refer any safeguarding issues by following school policies.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as required by the Director of SEN

Professional skills and attributes

  • Communicate openly and honestly with colleagues whilst maintaining confidentiality
  • Keep records, monitor progress and liaise with parents
  • Give encouragement and feedback using language and vocabulary which the student is likely to understand.
  • Be able to build effective learning relationships with students, whilst maintaining professional boundaries.

Interested applicants please return a completed application form by e-mail to Mrs Amanda Dennett,

HR Manager at dennetta@hillview.kent.sch.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 6 January 2023

Please note: Applications may be considered whilst the post is being advertised. Hillview School reserves the right to close earlier than the stated deadline        

Information about the school

We are a creative, inclusive school where all students flourish and make exceptional progress. Our dynamic Performing and Visual Arts specialisms have a profound impact upon learning and contribute to the purposeful, friendly and stimulating atmosphere that permeates the school. We foster self-esteem and high aspirations.

Hillview consistently achieves above national average and recognises the value and importance in developing the child beyond qualifications and preparing them for the future world beyond education. Our students enjoy their time at school and the staff enjoy the supportive, caring and friendly atmosphere.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01732 368718


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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.