Learning Support Assistant

Posted on 12 February 2024
  • Salary £22366 - £22737 pro rata
  • Contract Term Time - Fixed Term
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


King's Academy, Ringmer

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
    30 per week
  • Closing date

    This vacancy has closed

  • Job category
    Support Staff - Education
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Directorate
    BHCC: External

Job introduction

30 hours per week. Required to start as soon as possible.

Fixed-term until 23 July 2024, TTO

Salary – KGA Pay Scale, Band 2, Points 2 to 3

Ie: £22366 to £22737pa to be pro-rated

Learning Support Assistant required to start asap to work within the school to support students with additional needs.  Mainly based in the classroom, and working with small groups of students to support their individual and collective development, both academically and in their general wellbeing.  The successful candidate will support the SENCO and SEND department to help improve student outcomes and raise standards.  This is a fixed-term appointment until 23 July 2024.  There is flexibility that this may be extended.

The SEND department comprises of 6 dedicated Learning Support Assistants. There are numerous opportunities for CPD, including training from Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and many other professionals. We believe it is imperative to upskill and support our staff, therefore any training opportunities are encouraged. Admin time is allocated on timetables to complete tasks, training and plan for enrichment groups.

Work pattern

8.30am to 3.30pm, 5 days a week ie: 6 hours a day / 30 hours per week plus an unpaid lunch break

There is also the opportunity to be part of the paid lunchtime duty staff if the successful candidate would like to join this team.  Staff claim daily for their lunch duty - £16.26 per session.

King's Academy Ringmer is a rural comprehensive with an ethos of "Kindness, Ambition, Resilience ". We have a simple but bold ambition, to be the best school in Sussex. We consider this to be our ‘journey to excellence’. We are on a positive trajectory towards this goal, with outcomes a third of a grade above national average. We have a strong reputation for our inclusion, pastoral care and a rapidly improving trend of results in terms of student attainment and progress. The Academy is part of King's Group Academies whose mission is to equip all students with the confidence, knowledge, skills and values that will enable them to thrive in the modern world.  We anticipate exciting developments ahead working together with students, parents/carers and the wider community to build upon our strengths and make this an outstanding school.

About the role

What can we offer you?

  • A chance to be at the forefront of educational development.
  • An Academy with a positive ethos, motivated students and focus upon learning
  • Excellent induction, support and staff development opportunities
  • A beautiful, rural environment situated approximately 12 miles from the coastal city of  Brighton and Hove

For full details and an application form can be download directly from our website: https://www.kgaringmer.uk/news/?pid=6&nid=2&storyid=4 or contact Amanda French on either 01273 815463 or amanda.french@kingsacademies.uk quoting job reference P/462.   We offer a first class working environment with supportive colleagues and opportunities for career development.

King’s Academy Ringmer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts within our Multi Academy trust are exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all applicants will be required to declare spent and unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as spent and complete an Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 21 February 2024 at 8.30am with the interview date is Monday 26 February 2024

Please ensure you apply with KGA application form attached below. 

Additional information


Company information

Brighton & Hove City Council is advertising on behalf of the school and is not the employer in this case.

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



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