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Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant

St Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls


  • Expired
Salary Point: 12 - 17 - £18,375 - £19,372 pro rata depending on experience.
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
Immediate Start
Apply by:
20 November 2017

Job overview

Learning Support Assistant 

Immediate Start  

36 hours per week  Monday – Friday 

Term Time plus 2 weeks 

Salary Point: 12 - 17 - £18,375 - £19,372 pro rata depending on experience.

We are seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to work with some of our students who have learning needs.  The students concerned may have learning difficulties due to medical needs or global learning difficulties and need support in class and with activities to help them meet their full potential.  They will need someone who can help to build their self-esteem and confidence as well as helping them to progress.

You should be:

  • Enthusiastic, resourceful and understanding, with a positive outlook.  The ability to relate to young people is essential.
  • Able to deliver support programmes in 1:1 or small group situations.
  • Able to deliver and develop support strategies for students with specific needs.
  • Able to work in a team sharing good practices and developing resources and materials.

If shortlisted, candidates will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy test.  Candidates successful in this will be brought forward to interview.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a thriving school and make a major contribution to the schools continued success.  Working as a Learning Support Assistant can amass a wealth of knowledge and experience that is beneficial to those wishing to pursue a career in teaching.

Further details and an application form are available by contacting the school, or can be downloaded from our school website.

Visits are warmly welcomed - please contact Ms Adams, Personnel Officer on

Address: Pound Street, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 3PS 

Tel: 020 8642 2025 ext 202 

Fax: 020 8643 7925 



Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 20th November 2017  

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 20th November 2017  

Reference: SHR 17-291

“St Philomena’s is an exceptional school.”  OFSTED March 2008

“St Philomena’s High School for Girls is an outstanding Catholic school.  It achieves both academic excellence and outstanding personal and spiritual development for all pupils.   Pupil’s take full advantage of the opportunities offered to them at St Philomena’s and are happy to contribute to all aspects of school life.” Section 48 Inspection

The school has 1,385 students with 320  in the Sixth Form.

Headteacher Ms M Noone

St Philomena’s 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 requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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About St Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls


A community where Christ is present.

St Philomena's exists as a distinct community because it has Christ as its foundation. His teaching and example are the basis for its daily life, relationships and future hopes. It should be possible to meet Christ in all aspects of the life of the school and the spiritual dimension should underpin all its work:

a) Service: Leadership in the school must reflect its Christian nature by putting the welfare and development of pupils and staff and so putting Christ’s example into practice.

b) Personal Relationship: The twin themes of love of God and love of neighbour should guide every member of the community, both pupils and staff. It is through the respect, concern and care shown by all members of the school for each other, whether pupils or staff that we can see love of neighbour in practice.

c) Spiritual Development: St Philomena's should provide a setting where the faith of pupils and staff can mature.

d) Curriculum: This should encourage excellence and achievement through the breadth of opportunity available, the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom and the motivation that comes from good relationships between staff and pupils. Each pupil is equally important and this should be reflected in the curriculum where all pupils should be encouraged to achieve their potential, and have their achievements recognised and praised.


• To provide a Catholic education for girls of all abilities, which is broad and balanced and which promotes their spiritual, aesthetic, moral, cultural, mental and physical development.

• To prepare girls for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life, in a technologically advanced and culturally diverse society.

• To enable girls to become fully autonomous, participative and caring adults who can make informed decisions, using accurate information, based on sound judgement.

• To promote the highest achievement in all girls, irrespective of ability or aspiration.

• To provide a well-ordered, stimulating and supportive learning environment.

• To ensure that the principle of the equal value of each girl operates in all that we do.

The school has a partner school: Kasubi Primary School which is located in Uganda.

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