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Learning Support Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Thurnham CEI School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3081-99S
  • Posted:14/03/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:22/04/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be arranged


Come and  join our team at Thurnham C of E Infant School!

A caring and proactive Learning Support Assistant is required to work with a child to support their needs. 

This role is to provide high needs support.We have two positions currently available: one full time (Monday - Friday) ; one part-time (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).

An understanding of attachment and how to implement the princples of Nurture would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be provided.

We offer:

  • A happy and supportive environment to work in
  • Caring and engaging children who are well-behaved with a love of learning
  • The opportunity to join a strong staff team, where our values are integral to all we do
  • Regular training and support

Please access the School Information/Documents below for LSA Job Description and person specification.

Our relevant Safeguarding policies can be found here: Safeguarding Policy – Thurnham Church of England Infant School (eiswordpress.uk)

We would love to show you our warm and welcoming school so please call us on 01622 737685  us if you would like to arrange a visit or to chat to the SENCO about this role.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Criminal Records Bureau.

Information about the school

We are a Good rated school, with a reputation for very high standards of achievement, pastoral care, outreach work and teaching and learning.

Our latest OFSTED inspection (February 2023) highlighted:

Pupils are joyful and safe in this nurturing school. Children make a strong start in early years, where the school's exceptional pastoral care begins. Pupils feel special and highly valued. Staff are dedicated to finding unique talents in every pupil.

The school roll is currently 271 pupils, spread over nine classes (three classes per year group).

Team work and positive working relationships are very important to us and we are very much at the heart of our community, working closely with our local Church.

Our last diocese inspection was graded Outstanding (March 2018).

Job Contact Information


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.