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Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant

Ifield Community College

Crawley, West Sussex

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NJC Grade 5, pt 17-19 (currently £17,772 & £18,746, pro-rata) + Crawley Fringe Allowance
Job type:
Part Time, Permanent
Start date:
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11 December 2017

Job overview

Ifield Community College is seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to work with teachers as part of a professional team to support teaching and learning for SEN pupils within a classroom environment. Providing specialist assistance to pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning, such as those with moderate, severe, profound and multiple difficulties and /or behavioural, social, communication, sensory or physical disabilities.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate robustness & resilience as the role can be extremely rewarding but also demanding at times. You should have the ability to contribute to and take responsibility for providing learning activities for students, good communication and interpersonal skills to work with faculty teams, managers, teachers, parents, and students that supports learning and development and encourages acceptable behaviour. You should also have the ability to deal with emotionally demanding behaviours and situations, assisting with behaviour management.

We have excellent facilities in a state of the art building, which is situated in a pleasant location only 30 minutes to both Croydon & Brighton, by rail or car.  

Closing date: 12 Noon, Monday 11th December 2017, with expected interview date: Friday 15th December 2017.

Please contact Mrs D Williams, HR & Student Services Manager, for further details and an application form, or download them from our website. Tel 01293 420500 Email:

A supportive induction programme is provided for all new staff. The college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant must have, or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure, and satisfactory references. The College is an equal opportunities employer.

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About Ifield Community College

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+44 1293 420500

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Ifield Community College has been rated as 'Good' by Ofsted

Ifield Community College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form in West Sussex serving students from the ages of 11-18. The secondary school, situated in Crawley has approximately 1,020 students on role.

Ifield Community College was established in 1966, with a new school building opening in the centre of campus in 2005. The secondary school has a broad range of sporting faciltiies, including a fitness suite, tennis courts and a large playing field.


Mr Rob Corbett

Values and vision

Ifield Community College wants all students to leave fully prepared for the next stage of their life after leaving the school. It focuses on nurturing them into ambitious, confident, enthusiastic, resilient individuals. The school wishes for pupils to practice self-discipline and respect themselves and each other, regardless of their beliefs and differences. Ifield Community College’s vision is for pupils to achieve to the highest of their abilities and excel in all that they do. This Crawley secondary school works to create an enriching curriculum and opportunities that extend beyond the classroom through a wide range of enrichment activities. These range from sports clubs to drama class, while educational trips are organised to further pupils understanding, experience and interests. These have included visits to Venice, the Imperial War Museum, Ypres 'Battlefields' and The Hawth Theatre.

“Teachers are real experts in their subject. They work well together to share their knowledge and support their planning. Subject-specific training encourages them to think about their teaching and how pupils learn. Content is revisited to aid retention. Marking and assessment are frequent, diagnostic and help pupils to make progress”.

View Ifield Community College’s latest Ofsted report

Benefits, facilities and services available to staff

Free gym membership

Tax-Free Childcare scheme

Employee Assistance Programme - Health Assured offer a number of sources of support and advice: Employee helpline - A freephone helpline staffed by specially trained advisors, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, as many times as necessary. Providing advice and support on a number of issues including: emotional, personal, relationship, family, legal, financial, work, career and others, for example, consumer issues, diet, smoking, health and support groups.

West Sussex 'Choices' Discount Scheme - opportunity to save over £1,000 a year

Excellent Pension schemes - Teachers and LGPS

Local Information

Crawley Tourist Information



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