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Learning Support Assistant/Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Spires Academy, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-6911-482S
  • Posted:08/03/2023
  • Pay:NJC Scale 1 point 1 £20,506 (Pro-rated £14,947)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:April 2023


  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.
  • To work under the direction of the AVP Inclusion (SENCo) to support children with identified needs in their educational and social / behavioural development. This work may involve working with individuals, a small group of children or the whole class.
  • To liaise with teachers regarding planning and differentiation of work for students with SEND.
  • To Support the provision plans of students with EHCP’s, in particular those students with High Needs Funding.
  • To facilitate students’ access to the curriculum by clarifying and explaining tasks and instructions, developing understanding through questioning, providing differentiated resources, helping with personal organisation and planning of work whilst also encouraging independent learning skills.
  • To promote positive standards of behaviour – e.g. by keeping students on task, developing positive relationships, modelling good behaviour, supporting school behaviour policy.
  • Under direction, support the implementation and delivery of specific programmes e.g. speech and language, physiotherapy, occupational therapy etc.
  • Under direction, deliver interventions to support student progress e.g. reading, comprehension, spelling, handwriting groups etc.
  • To undertake support activities outside of lessons e.g. break/lunch time supervision as required.
  • To accompany students on off-site activities and external provisions e.g. school trips, placements.
  • To provide additional support for students who have alternative access arrangements including acting as invigilator, scribe, reader etc. for internal and external exams.
  • Actively promote all aspects of the school’s SEND provision in a positive way.
  • To carry out other duties reasonably deemed to be within the responsibility as requested by the Principal.

Information about the school


Spires Academy offers a distinctive small school environment and is justly proud of its reputation as a place where each individual is well known, listened to and encouraged to be the best they can be.

We work hard to provide a safe and happy environment within which every student can grow and achieve personal, social and academic success. We believe that Spires Academy makes a difference in the life chances of our students and that we can nurture confident young people who will play an active and constructive part in the community they live.

We are proud of our inclusive approach and strive to ensure that learning is enjoyable and seen as a lifelong process.

Spires Academy is part of the Education for the 21st Century Trust. The mission of E21C is to enhance the lives of children and young people by equipping them with the knowledge, personal skills and qualifications to become highly employable citizens, who can lead communities.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Gemma Lees
  • Address:Bredlands Lane, Sturry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0HD
  • Telephone: 01227710392
  • Email: glees@spires.e21c.co.uk


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 Education.