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Learning Support Assistant - Part-time

Hillview School for Girls, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5450-123S
  • Posted:14/05/2024
  • Pay:HR4 Point 2 (£17,332 actual salary)
  • Start Date:June 2024
  • App Close Date:03/06/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Learning Support Assistant

Full time equivalent salary starting salary £23,801 gross per annum (pro rata to £17,332)

(Hillview Range 4 Point 2 £23,801-£24,163 fte)

Hours of work: 31hrs per week, term-time only, plus Inset days.

(Hours between 8.20am-3.20pm)

Are you passionate about supporting children, recognising individual qualities and strengths, and aspiring to attain excellence in learning support?  We are looking for enthusiastic learning support assistants to join our friendly team here at Hillview School for Girls.


Do you want to be part of a community which offers a positive, exciting and rewarding place to work?  Hillview School for Girls is a popular, high achieving, non-selective school based in Tonbridge, Kent. 

Our calm and focused classroom environments, where students are keen to learn, achieve and appreciate their teachers’ dedication and support, are the main reasons why teachers love to work at Hillview.

You will have the skills to:

  • Provide 1:1 support as necessary and as specified by the Director of SEN
  • Support the delivery of small group work
  • Follow programmes of intervention aimed at improving, for example, literacy, numeracy and self-esteem
  • Work with designated subject area staff to provide in-class support for students with special needs
  • Be aware of the factors that affect students' social, emotional and mental health and support in this
  • Actively encourage students to participate in learning tasks and activities consistent with their developmental level, physical abilities and medical conditions
  • Provide praise and encouragement to students to recognise and promote positive pupil behaviour in line with school policies
  • Use equipment and materials in a correct, safe manner consistent with legal and school requirements
  • Be able to recognise and refer any safeguarding issues by following school policy

Professional skills and attributes

  • Communicate openly and honestly with colleagues whilst maintaining confidentiality
  • Keep records, monitor progress and liaise with parents
  • Give encouragement and feedback using language and vocabulary which the student is likely to understand
  • Be able to build effective learning relationships with students, whilst maintaining professional boundaries.

Information about the school

We are a creative, inclusive school where all students flourish and make exceptional progress. Our dynamic Performing and Visual Arts specialisms have a profound impact upon learning and contribute to the purposeful, friendly and stimulating atmosphere that permeates the school. We foster self-esteem and high aspirations.

Hillview consistently achieves above national average and recognises the value and importance in developing the child beyond qualifications and preparing them for the future world beyond education. Our students enjoy their time at school and the staff enjoy the supportive, caring and friendly atmosphere.

Our dynamic Performing and Visual Arts specialisms have a profound impact upon learning and contribute to the purposeful, friendly and stimulating atmosphere that permeates the school. We foster self-esteem and high aspirations.

By encouraging a ‘can-do’ culture, our students become astute, ambitious and independent. Visitors often comment about how articulate and enthusiastic our students are.

Our vision is that: students unlock their pure potential to drive their future and thrive in society.

The pure potential belief is integral to everything that we do in school and the outcomes we expect for our students.

The View @ East Street (TV@ES) This is a new provision based in the heart of Tonbridge. It is a comfortable and small-scale study centre for 16 to 17-year-old students. This Satellite Centre, of the highly successful Hillview School for Girls, offers the highest level of support through a personalised and nurturing approach to its students, with dedicated pastoral support, counsellors and support mentors. This centre supports young people who would benefit and prefer to study in a smaller learning environment.

Two study programmes are available which can be personalised to meet the student’s interests and needs. Our personalised careers advice supports the student in meeting their aspirations and guides them onto the next part of their journey, whether it be moving onto an apprenticeship or further full-time educational studies in a Sixth Form or college environment. Our focus is firmly on equipping young people not only with key qualifications, but also with the broad range of employability and life skills they need for a sustained career – with the option to continue their studies in Higher Education.

Additional Learning Support at TV@ES is designed to remove any potential barriers to learning and ensure successful outcomes. We work closely with all our students to organise support and make reasonable adjustments to their learning experiences. Our experienced and specialist team offer a range of support, treating all students as individuals and enabling them to achieve their full potential.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01732 368718


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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.