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Learning Support Assistant 1:1 Assigned to a Child - Part-time

St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, Gillingham

  • Ref:KCC887-3752-83S
  • Posted:29/01/2024
  • Pay:NJC D2 4-11 £23,114- £25,979 per annum PRO RATA
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:27/02/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA



  • Working Pattern: Term Time only (39 weeks -including INSET days)
  • Hours: 31 1/4 hours per week - (8.45am-3.30pm term time only
  • Salary: NJC D2 (4-11) £23,114 - £25,979 pro rata
  • Contract: Permanent
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St Augustine of Canterbury School, Deanwood Drive, Rainham, ME8 9NP
  • Contact: 01634 371892  email: office@staugustine.medway.sch.uk

“I called you by your name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43

We have a vacancy for a qualified and experienced SEND Learning Support Assistant to work 1:1 with a child. This will also include supporting them in their lunchtime play.

The role of the Learning Support Assistant will be working with a named child with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues and complex and challenging behaviour. We expect the candidate to have previous Teaching Assistant in working with pupils with Behavioural Difficulties. They are also expected to have experience and training in Team Teach and Positive handling.

The learning support assistant will be expected to support the class teacher in the teaching and welfare of the individual child to attain the targets set in their personal learning.


You wll need to:

  • Have GCSE, ‘O’ Level or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English.
  • Hold a relevant teaching assistant qualification (e.g. NCFE, CACHE or NVQ Level 1, 2 or 3)
  • Have previous experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs within the last 2 years and have a clear understanding of the support needed for children with speech, language and communication, sensory and social, emotional and mental health needs.
  • Demonstrate patience, empathy and a nurturing approach when working with the child, understanding their unique challenges and providing appropriate support.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the different social, cultural, educational and physical needs of children.
  • Have experience of phonics and Key stage one learning and support
  • Model positive behaviour both in the classroom and around school.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Previous experience with working with children.

We can offer:

An opportunity to join a welcoming and friendly school team

A highly supportive leadership team

A committed and dedicated governing body

Wonderful children and supportive parents

The strong Catholic ethos of the school is evident and prospective candidates would be expected to support and promote this


This school is committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safeguarding checks will be undertaken including an enhanced DBS Check and two references will be required before any offer of employment.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the School/Academy reserves the right to research shortlisted candidates on social media and the internet as part of our due diligence. The recruitment panel may take this information into consideration during the recruitment process. Any information will be treated as confidential and will only be used in relation for the post for which you have applied for.

Please use the application provided and return it directly to the school by email or post.

Information about the school

St Augustine of Canterbury is a one form entry Catholic Primary School in Gillingham, Kent. We are a consistently good school (OFSTED February 2024, Denominational Inspection November 2019).

We are fortunate to be situated in extensive grounds with a thriving ECO garden and Holy garden. We are a friendly and hardworking team of committed staff, governors and parents to ensure the best possible primary school experience for our wonderful children.

Our school mission is at the heart of everything we do, ‘I have called you by your name, you are mine’ Isaiah 43. Our curriculum develops our children’s curiosity for learning; preparing them as citizens within our ever-changing world. Through creating RICH (Resourceful, Independent, Creative and Happy) learners we are encouraging our children to be collaborators, innovators, leaders and above all kind and loving children of God.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01634 371892


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.