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L3 Learning Support Assistant (Early Years & KS2)

Please note: Hours for the position will be shared between Downs Barn School and Southwood School.

(6 September to 16 December 2022)

Grade D £20,852 (pro rata) Actual: £13,693 per annum
8.45am – 3.00pm term time only (with 1/2 hour for lunch)

We are looking for a L3 qualified Learning Support Assistant to work in our Early Years in the mornings and then on a one to one basis in partnership with teaching and other educational support staff in the afternoons.

The successful candidate will be supporting a child or children with complex needs, for the
autumn term initially. You will provide learning support for pupils, working with them as directed by teaching staff within a structured teaching situation or individually as required.

Hours for the position will be shared between Downs Barn School and Southwood School.

The person we are looking for will:

  • Have relevant experience/qualifications (NVQ L3 necessary)
  • Have some knowledge/experience of children with complex needs
  • Be kind, caring and understanding
  • Be a good role model
  • Be sensitive to the child’s particular needs
  • Be willing to work closely with others and work as part of a team

Applications are welcomed from team players with high expectations of achievement from our pupils.

We can offer you a good school in a friendly and happy environment.
For further details and an application form, or if you wish to view the school prior to applying, please contact Melanie Hornshaw on 01908 678366 or email

The closing date for applications is Monday 4th July at 12 noon.

The school is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check.