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Learning Support Assistant - Term Time

The Judd School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-4622-33S
  • Posted:14/03/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 5 or Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:ASAP or September 2023
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Kent Range 5 - £19,520-£20,468 (£22,595-£23,693 fte) or

Kent Range 6 - £20,562-£21,823 (£23,801-£25,262 fte) if you have appropriate experience.

37 hours per week term time only , plus inset days

A number of opportunities have arisen for Learning Support Assistants to join our Student Support team. The successful candidates will support individuals and groups of students with SEND. This is a wonderful role to work within an experienced and busy SEND department. The roles are suitable for both individuals with experience and those who are looking for an entry-level role in the education sector. We are looking for candidates with good skills of communication, who enjoy working with young people and would like to make a difference.

The Judd School is a high performing boys’ grammar school which is enriched by a mixed sixth form. Our 2015 Ofsted Report deemed us to be Outstanding in all areas.

Further details about the school can be found at judd.online. If you require any further information about the vacancy please telephone Nicola Prendergast on 01732 373550.

Applications via the TES website. Please ensure you complete full employment and education history, including grades achieved at all levels. 

  • Employment type: 37 hours per week term time only, plus inset days   
  • Salary: 

    Kent Range 5 - £19,520-£20,468 (£22,595-£23,693 fte) or

    Kent Range 6 - £20,562-£21,823 (£23,801-£25,262 fte) if you have appropriate experience.

  • A recruitment and retention allowance will be paid as a once of payment at the completion of the first years employment

  • Position start date: ASAP or September 2023

  • Closing date: 20 April 2023, 12 Noon

The Judd School is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

All posts within the school are subject to an enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

Information about the school

The Judd School is a selective Voluntary-Aided Grammar School comprising 1,400 students; boys in Years 7-11, with a co-educational Sixth Form. The school maintains a long tradition of academic excellence and has high expectations for all its students. Above all, it has a reputation for being a very caring and happy community.

It places an emphasis on both individual and group achievement and promotes a full range of activities, which includes a very high standard of sport, music, drama and service to the community. The expectation is that all students leaving Judd will have gained success academically, achieved a well-balanced and confident approach to life and will be prepared for the challenges of leadership in the 21st century. Ofsted graded the school as outstanding in all categories in May 2015.

The school was designated a Specialist Music College (with Mathematics) in September 2004 and became a High Performing Specialist School in October 2007 (taking Science as its second specialism). The school has produced many distinguished Old Juddians, including a Nobel Prize Winner, a Chief of the Defence Staff, two Bishops, a Royal Portrait Painter and many leaders of industry and commerce.

Sir Andrew Judd’s Commercial School was founded in 1888 in East Street, Tonbridge, by the Skinners Company out of funds provided by the Sir Andrew Judd Foundation and moved to its permanent home in Brook Street in 1896. It became known as The Judd School early in the 20th century and under the 1944 Education Act became the first Voluntary-Aided Grammar School. Today it still has close links with the Skinners Company, whose members make up a significant proportion of the Governing Body.

There is a highly active Judd Parents Association (JPA), which gives valuable help to the school as well as offering social occasions for parents and staff and providing a means of communication over current issues. In recent years, the JPA has provided substantial funds to support the Music Specialism, the refurbishment of the Sixth Form Common Room and two new minibuses, amongst many other projects.

The school expects all students to participate in some of the many opportunities offered. There is a very wide range of school clubs and societies. These include Chess Club, Christian Union, French Club, Greek Club, Theatre Club, LGBT+, Voluntary Service Unit, Engineers’ Club, Young Enterprise, Potions Club, Puzzle Club, Ancient History Society, Medical Society, Debating and various subject-specific clubs/clinics. Students participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and many achieve Silver and Gold Awards before leaving school.

Pass rates are consistently high. The school has regularly featured in the national newspapers as one of the top state schools in the country. Ofsted has always judged the school to be outstanding.

The school has a very strong record of university entry, including Oxford and Cambridge (over 20 successful applicants in the last two years), and over 95 per cent of Upper Sixth leavers each year enter universities for degree courses.

The Governors award a major scholarship and up to four leaving exhibitions to outstanding Sixth Formers going on to university. Each year, two students are apprenticed to the Skinners Company.

All students are encouraged to join the Old Juddian Community and to keep in touch with the school through the newsletter, the OJ website and attendance at social events.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Prendergast
  • Address:Brook Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2PN
  • Telephone: (01732) 770880
  • Email: personnel@judd.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01732771661


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.