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1:1 Learning Support Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Meopham Community Academy, Meopham

  • Ref:KCC886-2656-172S
  • Posted:10/01/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:24/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Meopham Community Academy is looking to recruit a Learning Support Assistant to join our team!

Meopham Community Academy is an oversubscribed two-form entry primary school in the village of Meopham, with links to the M2 and M20. If you are passionate about supporting children to reach their full potential and want to work in a school striving to provide the very best opportunities for our children, we could be the school for you! 

We have one role which for the right candidate could be part or full-time, working with children with additional needs; therefore this is a temporary position linked to funding received for the child. This role would start as soon as possible, and the full time salary for this role is currently paid at £18,425 (FTE), but the work is term time only, and paid pro-rata over 43.700 weeks, averaged and paid monthly. The successful candidate will be required to work Monday to Friday, from 8:30am – 3:30pm if full-time; flexible days for the right candidate.

We are looking for someone who is:  

  • able to contribute to, and work as part of a team  
  • ideally has experience working with children with learning difficulties or delivering interventions
  • passionate about enabling every child to fulfil their potential  
  • hold a TA qualification with GCSEs in English & Maths A-C or equivalent
  • committed to high expectations of children's learning and behaviour  
  • excellent communication and personal skills and a flexible attitude.

We can offer you:  

  • a trust benefits package; including 2 additional term-time days offas a wellbeing/birthday gift
  • opportunities for professional development and career progression
  • positive, happy pupils with an excellent attitude to learning  
  • a passionate and committed leadership team  
  • a great place to work with a fantastic team who like to have fun! 

To find out more about our school and whether you would like to become part of our team, please take a look at our school website to have a look at the vast array of learning opportunities we provide; and if you would like to see the school, feel free to contact us via the details below to book a tour with one of our senior leaders. However, please note that we do not accept CVs in place of our online application. Please click 'Apply Now' on this advert to apply.

Meopham Community Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check). 

Please note we reserve the right to interview candidates and appoint for this positions earlier than the closing date. If you are interested in this position, please do not delay your application until the deadline for submission.

Information about the school

Meopham Community Academy is a two form entry primary school set in a beautiful village location and the school prides itself on providing a happy, safe and caring environment for all its pupils. We are a busy, friendly and popular school with a warm and welcoming ethos; recognised by all who visit!

The staff, parents and governors of our school work together to provide the best for the families we serve. We want our children to enjoy their time and education with us and to achieve the highest possible standards in all aspects of their lives. We are very proud of our school and the high standards of behaviour and learning that our children achieve.

Our broad curriculum, wide range of extra-curricular activities and support for pupils were all recognised in the most recent, short Ofsted inspection in October 2018, where the school continued to be rated as "Good".

We work closely with our partner schools within The Pathway Academy Trust; Wrotham Road Primary School, Riverview Infant School, Riverview Junior School and Culverstone Green Primary School.

The Pathway Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role will involve contact with children, referred to as 'regulated activity' therefore all applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). A copy of our Child Protection policy is available from our website.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Michele Sowden-Mehta
  • Address:Meopham Community Academy, Longfield Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0JW
  • Telephone: 01474812259
  • Email: office@meophamca.com


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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).