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Learning Support Assistant - Fixed Term

The Archbishop's School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-5426-368S
  • Posted:06/06/2024
  • Pay:KR4/6
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:09/07/2024 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you a passionate and creative individual with a vison and the ability to make a difference to way that pupils learn and engage?

Can you relate to both children and adults, understanding their individual needs and respond accordingly?

If you are a talented and committed Learning Support Assistant seeking a new and exciting opportunity, we have the perfect role for you.

In this role you will work alongside our dedicated teaching staff to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to pupils and staff under the direction, guidance and direct supervision of the classroom teacher.

The post is 32.5 hours a week.

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will:

• Work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to students and staff under the direction, guidance and direct supervision of the classroom teacher and SENCo. 

• Work with teachers to support teaching and learning and wider interventions with those with diagnosed needs.

• Work with individual students to support their learning and engagement in lessons

• Contribute to creating a caring, supportive, purposeful and stimulating environment which is conducive to students learning. You will develop resources, including photocopying, filing and the display and presentation of pupil work.

To be successful in this role, you will:

• Have a Level 1 or Level 2 Diploma (or equivalent) with the  required proficient practical skills, including a Minimum of Level 2 in English and mathematics or the equivalent.

• Previous experience of working with children with good influencing skills and the ability to be able to encourage pupils to interact with others and be socially responsible.

• Knowledge of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, equal opportunities and confidentiality.

If you feel you have the skills and expertise we are looking for, then we would love to hear from you.

The Archbishop's School is a mixed ability school who believe that every child has the potential be a successful learner, whatever their background, ability, interests or talents. We are committed to demonstrating this belief to our students, ensuring their success.

Information about the school

The Archbishops School is a mixed ability school for students aged 11-19. We are a small, but successful and very popular Church of England Foundation School in the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury. The Archbishop's School is rated GOOD by Ofsted. To read our most recent Ofsted report dated November 2023, please follow this link:https://www.archbishops-school.co.uk/501/ofsted-report

The school community is smaller than most secondary schools enabling us to provide a personalised approach to education. All students are well known, well cared for and receive the very best support and encouragement in their learning which engenders excellent progress in their academic, personal, social and spiritual development.

Our school ethos is “Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve”. This perfectly describes our mission: to provide the very best education for our students, whilst preparing them for school life in the twenty-first century with all the challenges this presents. They are able to make a positive contribution to society and share the love of God. As an innovative and forward-thinking school, we celebrate all of our students achievements and are extremely proud of the people they become.

As a school, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants are expected to share this commitment.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, The Archbishop’s School reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found concerning a candidates suitability to work with children will be discussed at interview stage.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early and proceed to interview upon receipt of a number of suitably qualified applications. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. In accordance with our safeguarding practices, we are unable to accept CV’s. We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

The Archbishop’s School embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01227 768535


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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.