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Learning Support Assistant / Graduate Teaching Assistant

Hinchley Wood SchoolSouth West London/Borders of Surrey

Learning Support Assistants
Graduate Teaching Assistants

To commence ASAP - 29 hours per week, 38 weeks per annum (term time)

Our Learning Support Assistants play a vital role in assisting students with differing needs and abilities to maximise their potential and achievement. This role would suit someone, with or without existing experience, with a desire to make a difference to the life chances of students. In addition, if you are a graduate and considering teaching, this would be an excellent start to your career.

If teaching is your goal we can offer hands on experience and excellent CPD streams, students keen to learn and a supportive team of colleagues.

A positive and flexible approach is essential. Other qualities required include patience, excellent communication and motivational skills, and being able to work collaboratively as part of a supportive team building good relationships with colleagues and students. Experience of supporting students or relevant qualifications are advantageous although full training will be offered to the right candidate.

A desire to actively contribute to the learning, personal and social needs of students, while encouraging independence is required. Key duties will include assisting and advancing learning of identified students in a range of settings including working 1:1 and supporting within class.

Hinchley Wood School is an inclusive and high achieving school on the borders of SW London, celebrating student progress and development as well as academic achievement. We are an oversubscribed co-educational academy, with over 1,400 students on roll including 290 in our 6th form; and one of the top 200 performing schools in England and Wales in terms of the progress our students make between the end of Key Stage 2 and their GCSEs.

We are looking for someone to work Monday to Friday across the school day: 8.30am – 3.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to1.30pm on Fridays. The actual starting salary for 29 hours per week for 38 weeks per annum is £12,142.

We offer:  

  • Family friendly term time only working;  
  • A competitive salary and annual performance progression;  
  • Professional development support;  
  • Two week autumn half term;  
  • On site gym;  
  • Cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme; and  
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution.

If you have further questions prior to submitting an application, please contact HR on: 020 898 7161 or email: Application packs can be downloaded from our website using the following link:

Closing date: 9am, Monday 13 December 2021  (early applications welcome)

Hinchley Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The position advertised is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

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