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Learning Support Assistant

The King John SchoolEssex

Learning Support Assistant

Scale 2-3 (point 3-5)

32.5 hours per week, 8.30am – 3.30pm Monday to Friday

Term Time Only

Actual Annual Salary £13,540 - £14,087

We require an energetic and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to support pupils with special needs such as autistic spectrum condition, Asperger’s syndrome, dyspraxia, dyslexia, PNI and hearing impairment, general learning difficulties as well as those students with social and emotional difficulties. Staff will be required to support students with physical activities; this may include personal care, as well as learning tasks.

Applicants will need to have a minimum of GCSE English & Maths Grade C or equivalent, although a degree would be desirable, a sound academic background, including a working knowledge of ICT. The post would suit someone who is enthusiastic about working with young people and wants to help all students reach their potential.


To apply for the role please download the application form from the vacancy page on, completed applications should be submitted to CV’s will not be accepted without a completed application form.

You must complete the application form fully and give details of all employment, training and gaps in employment since leaving secondary school to the present day. Any additional information, which you wish to bring to the notice of the selection panel should be included in your letter of application (supporting statement). Please ensure you say why and how you meet the criteria from the person specification in your letter of application.

Closing Date: 19 May 2021

If you have any queries, wish to discuss the role informally or undertake a visit to the Trust, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone 01702 4267 07.

Due to the number of applications we receive, it is with regret that we cannot respond to every application, if you do not hear from the HR Department within two weeks of the deadline, please assume that on this occasion your application has unfortunately not been successful.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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