Learning Support Assistant, Surrey

Closing date:

Pine Ridge and Lorraine FederationSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: 30th September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: 16,497-£19,974 (full time equivalent)
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking to appoint an experienced Learning Assistant who will play a key role in supporting the learning of our children. The successful individual will support the Class Teacher in the teaching and welfare of the children, ensuring they attain the targets set. Supporting communication, social and emotional development is integral to this role.


At Cordwalles, relationships between staff and pupils are excellent, characterised by mutual respect and high expectations of everyone in our community. The School offers a vibrant, broad and balanced curriculum and we work hard to meet the needs of all our pupils. This positive culture permeates all aspects of school life and the promotion of learning, through the full range of teaching approaches, takes account of the needs of all learners. In December 2013, we became an academy within GLF Schools. Through this partnership, we benefit from sharing outstanding resources and practice across a range of schools. Cordwalles is an exceptional learning environment with a real community spirit. It provides children with a high degree of challenge combined with personalised support. Our core purpose each day is to facilitate engagement in, and for, learning and discovery. Our staff share a commitment to delivering exciting and engaging lessons and to a relentless drive towards raising the attainment of all pupils, regardless of their different starting points. Cordwalles is graded as a ‘GOOD’ school in all areas by Ofsted (2017). The successful candidate will work alongside, support the teacher, and make effective use of resources in order to achieve the highest standards of learning and achievement.


We can offer:

  • Friendly and supportive staff team
  • Regular on-the-job training/CPD opportunities 
  • The opportunity to support children to access an engaging curriculum


The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Assist in preparing the classroom-learning environment
  • Assist in planning activities and preparing materials to help children access the curriculum
  • Lead and support activities, indoors and outdoors to meet the specific needs of children
  • Assist in monitoring children's progress, assessing achievement and recording results and observations, sharing outcomes with the class teacher


Salary £13,086-£15,845 pro-rata £16,497-£19,974 (Grade 3/4 of the support staff pay scale) depending on experience


Hours of work will be Monday-Friday 8.30am-3.30pm for 39 weeks per year plus a weekly staff meeting (33.5 hrs per week).


Closing: 9th September 2019


We welcome visits from prospective candidates. If you would like to arrange a visit then please contact s.nottrodt@cordwalles.org). 


We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.



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Type: English Primary Schools
Address: Esher Road, Old Dean Estate, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4AW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1276 23207
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