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Learning Support Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Thurnham CEI School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3081-52S
  • Posted:13/09/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Autumn 2021
  • App Close Date:27/09/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


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

A caring and proactive Learning Support Assistant is required to work with children with a range of needs both in and out of the classroom.

This role will also involve some 1:1 support.

Please note, the duration of the employment will only be for the period the child is at the school. The post is to start as soon as possible Autumn 2021.

An understanding of Speech and Language development, Autism and the  six principles of Nurture Provision would be an advantage but not essential.

Please complete the application form online, drawing relevance from the person and job specification and attach any further information you wish to share with us.

The closing date for applications is 27/9/2021 at 12:00pm.

 Ideally, in applying for this post you will: 

  • Have a good understanding of children's needs, both pastorally and educationally
  • Have an understanding/experience of working with children with attachment needs.
  • Understand how to use and complete a Boxall Profile
  • Be able to remain calm under pressure
  • Have good levels of literacy and numeracy
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to adapt their style to meet the needs of the children as they present at the time- with an awareness of de-escalation and relaxation techniques
  • Have experience of supporting children in a learning environment
  • Be able to liaise with the class teacher, providing feedback and keeping records of progress and behaviour as required
  • Prepare resources and undertake administrative tasks as required
  • Work as part of the team and have a sense of humour

The responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting individual  pupils and small groups of pupils and address their specific needs - as directed by the class teacher and/or SENCO
  • Working in collaboration with the class teacher to set personalised targets
  • Delivery of interventions, as directed by the class teacher
  • Supervision of pupils at break times

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

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.

This position is over 5 days a week. A  jobshare would be considered.

Hours to be discussed at interview.

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

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.



Information about the school

We are an outstanding Infant School, with a reputation for very high standards of achievement, pastoral care, outreach work, teaching and learning. Our latest OFSTED inspection highlighted these strengths. Our Church inspection was also graded Outstanding (March 2018). The school roll is currently 270 pupils spread over nine classes (three classes per year group) with a Teaching Assistant attached to each class. 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.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 630173


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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 Disclosure and Barring Service.