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Learning Support Assistant - Fixed Term

Meopham Community Academy, Meopham

  • Ref:KCC886-2656-240S
  • Posted:13/03/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Meopham Community Academy is looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to join our talented and supportive team!

At MCA, we are passionate about ensuring every child thrives. If you share this passion, and want to support some of our most vulnerable children to excel, this may be the job for you!

The role will see you working as part of our Inclusion Team supporting children with additional needs across the school. This is a fixed-term position until 31 August 2023, linked to High Needs Funding. 

The position is Monday-Friday, from 8:30am-3:30pm with the full-time salary for this role currently paid at £19,293 (FTE), pro-rated to £14,266.11 for 32.5 hours per week, 38 weeks a year, term time only.

We are looking for someone who is:  

  • able to contribute to, and work as part of a team  
  • ideally has experience working with children with learning difficulties or delivering interventions
  • passionate about enabling every child to fulfil their potential  
  • Ideally hold a TA qualification with GCSEs in English & Maths A-C or equivalent
  • 100% committed to inclusion for all children, no matter their needs or abilities
  • excellent communication and personal skills and a flexible attitude. 

We can offer you:  

  • a trust benefits package; including 2 additional term-time days off
  • opportunities for professional development and career progression
  • positive, happy pupils with an excellent attitude to learning  
  • a passionate and committed leadership team  
  • a great place to work with a fantastic team who like to have fun!

We also have additional hours available through other current school vacancies. Please look at the other roles we are currently advertising on Kent Teach.

Meopham Community Academy works closely with the other schools in The Golden Thread Alliance.

The Golden Thread Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and therefore is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In line with KCSIE guidance, paragraph 220, all candidates who are shortlisted will be subject to an online search. This search is not part of the shortlisting process itself and all shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern resulting from the search.

Two references are also required prior to commencement of employment.

Early applications are encouraged and The Golden Thread Alliance reserves the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

Information about the school

Meopham Community Academy is a two form entry primary school set in a beautiful village location and the school prides itself on providing a happy, safe and caring environment for all its pupils. We are a busy, friendly and popular school with a warm and welcoming ethos; recognised by all who visit!

The staff, parents and governors of our school work together to provide the best for the families we serve. We want our children to enjoy their time and education with us and to achieve the highest possible standards in all aspects of their lives. We are very proud of our school and the high standards of behaviour and learning that our children achieve.

Our broad curriculum, wide range of extra-curricular activities and support for pupils were all recognised in the most recent, short Ofsted inspection in October 2018, where the school continued to be rated as "Good".

We are now part of The Golden Thread Alliance and we work closely with the other schools in the trust.

The Golden Thread Alliance consists of nine schools: Culverstone Green Primary School, Fleetdown Primary Academy, Meopham Community Academy, Oakfield Primary Academy, Riverview Infant School, Riverview Junior School, Temple Hill Primary Academy, West Hill Primary Academy and Wrotham Road Primary.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Tina Ricketts
  • Address:Meopham Community Academy, Longfield Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0JW
  • Telephone: 01474812259
  • Email: HR@golden-thread.org


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.