Learning Support Assistant, Banham

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Acorn Park SchoolBanham

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £13,424.38- £14,905.60
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes
  • Job Title: Learning Support Assistant
  • Salary: £13242.38 – £14,905.60
  • Location: Acorn Park School, Banham, Norfolk
  • Hours: 37.5 / Mon to Wed 8.30 to 4.30 Thursday 8.30 to 5.00 Friday 8.30 to 4.00
  • Contract: Permanent


Do you want a rewarding Career? To make a positive difference to young people and their lives? Are you patient, empathetic, resilient and supportive? If you have answered yes - we want you!


Acorn Park has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to join the supportive team.

We want each young person at Acorn Park to achieve their own ambitions and to live fulfilling and productive lives. We want you to encourage each individual to achieve their potential, despite of any challenges you or they may face. This can be achieved by assisting and supporting the class teachers with the agreed learning plans, whilst also being responsible for safeguarding the young people. This will include making sure they are healthy, safe and as comfortable as possible and assisting with the physical, emotional and personal care needs for each individual.


Who are we looking for?

Acorn Park wants a responsible, friendly and thoughtful individuals who has a passion for caring for and ultimately, making a difference to young lives. You will ideally understand some of the challenges that you could be faced with as it will be a challenging yet rewarding role.

We need someone who can work well within a team, has great communication skills, can manage their workload and be prepared for the varying difficulties the role may present. You also must have a Grade C or above GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths. Prior experience within a school is preferred but not essential.

About the School

Acorn Park is a Special Educational Needs (SEN) School and Residential home within the Acorn Care and Education and NFA Group, the UK’s Largest, Independent Children’s services group. The School specialises in communication and learning challenges associated with Autism.

The School and Homes are within a private, 30 acre Estate situated within Norfolk’s picturesque and tranquil countryside, close to the town of Banham.

The aim of the site is to provide enough support to unlock each child’s potential so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. We provide the young people with as much freedom as possible in a safe and supervised environment. This is achievable due to the dedication and support from a range of employed professionals who are passionate, reliable and understanding.

Why work for us?


  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.
  • Be part of a supportive and dedicated team.
  • Continuous professional development and training.
  • Internal Promotion.
  • Staff meals.
  • Potential overtime.

If you would like to be considered for this position, we require a brief application which will take no longer than 5 minutes to fill out. You can access this via this link: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/acorngroup/displayjob.aspx?jobid=1836


Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.



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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 6 - 19 years
Address: Mill Road, Banham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 2HU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1953 888 656
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Acorn Park Autism School is a unique 30-­acre private estate where children and young adults across the breadth of the autistic spectrum can live, learn and play in a holistic, happy & safe environment.

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