Graduate Learning Support Assistant, Surrey

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Sythwood Primary SchoolSurrey

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Start date: 04/09/2017
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: S3 - expected £15,461 FTE
Contract term: Fixed Term

Is teaching your long term career goal? Would you like to spend a year gaining experience in the classroom with a vision to moving into the teaching profession? Would you like to work at a school that not only encourages progression into teaching but could also help facilitate the move?

The Governing Body of Sythwood Primary School and Children's Centre is inviting applications for the role of Graduate Learning Support Assistant.

Our vision is to ensure that every child will be safe, healthy, happy, creative and will have the personal confidence, skills and opportunities to achieve more than they thought possible.

We are looking for a Graduate Learning Support Assistant to work as part of our whole school team. The role will include, but is not limited to, supporting teachers both in and out of the classroom environment and undertaking playtime and lunchtime duties.

As a Graduate LSA in our school you may also be asked to deliver appropriate interventions to small groups and individuals, and undertake observations relevant to the learning outcomes of an activity, assessment and record-keeping. Part of your role will also be to ensure the physical welfare of pupils and assist pupils with their physical needs as appropriate and agreed.

Applicants must have a degree and must also have GCSE C+ or equivalent in Maths and English. 

We would also like you to achieve your goals and strive for excellence too. Sythwood has an excellent reputation as a school which mentors those aspiring to teach and each year we take on a number of SCITT trainees. Many of our teaching staff have successfully followed this in-house career path. 

Sythwood Primary School is a popular and successful school situated in Goldsworth Park, Woking. We are part of the Bourne Education Trust and have recently grown to a 3 form entry school.

Our School has excellent resources, which include a specialist centre for visually impaired children, a Breakfast club and an After School club. We also have a Children's Centre with a reach of over 5000 families. Sythwood has many links to international schools, through the International Primary Curriculum.

This role would suit someone who:

- is excited about learning

- is innovative and creative

- is committed to working with a team

- can develop strong supportive relationships with children and the community

- will make a strong contribution to the whole school team

Our new Graduate Learning Support Assistant will join a successful school with a strong and supportive team of colleagues. Our recent, 'Good' Ofsted report said "Staff are overwhelmingly positive about the school and feel proud to work there. They report that leaders are supportive and help them to achieve their best!"

We would love to show you around our school, so please email Katie Fontaine at to arrange a visit.

To Apply: please click on the 'apply now' button below to  download the application form and once complete email to   

Interviews will take place as and when suitable candidates apply.

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement

Sythwood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. 

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More about Sythwood Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Sythwood, Lake View Estate, Horsell, Woking, Surrey, GU21 3AX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1483 770063
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Sythwood Primary School and Children's Centre is a large and diverse school with over 600 children aged 2-11 on our roll and over 120 members of staff.

We became an Academy on 1st January 2014, joining forces with other like-minded schools as part of...