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Learning Support Assistant - Level 1

City of London Academy, Highgate HillIslington

City of London Academy Highgate Hill

Learning Support Assistant - Level 1

Part time, 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time only) 

Scale 3, SCP 5 - 7, £23,427 - £24,278 (FTE)

Actual salary £18,937

Required November 2021

Support us, and we will support you.

It is not just our teaching staff who help us create exceptional results. Our support staff are vital to ensuring that our pupils achieve their full potential and become confident, resilient and compassionate individuals who can make a positive contribution to society. We believe that you should be supported too, with all the opportunities you need to develop your career and achieve your goals.

City of London Academy, Highgate Hill, opened as a mixed, all-ability, non-denominational academy in September 2017, and is housed in a lovely building with excellent facilities for students, staff and the community. With the support of our enthusiastic students, diligent staff, supportive parents and cohesive governing body, we strive to provide a calm and purposeful learning environment underpinned by high expectations.


We are seeking a Learning Support Assistant to join us in November 2021.  You will work in a team of 7 Learning Support Assistants under the direct supervision of the SENCO. You will have experience of working with children requiring additional support needs in a school as a Teaching Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. You should have excellent IT skills, be well organised and a team player.  You will have the ability to build effective relationships with students and deal with unexpected situations during the school day. You must also be willing to undertake further training. 

You will be expected to manage your own workload and prioritise work appropriately. Excellent communication skills both oral and written are an essential part of the role to be able to deal with staff, students, parents and external agencies. 

Normal hours will be between 8.30am and 15.30pm (working 6.5 hours a day) and you will have a 30 minute break. There is  flexibility with the start and finish times please include your working pattern in your supporting statement. Please note that there may be times when you are required to work earlier for example at 8.15am and if this is the case you will be notified in advance. It is expected that you would be available to support certain meetings outside of these hours by agreement in advance for which time off in lieu will be accrued. There are also INSET training days and TWILIGHT evenings throughout the academic year which you are expected to attend.


City of London Academy Highgate Hill is part of the City of London Academies Trust, a multi-academy trust with schools in North, East and South London. We are driven by a clear ambition to ensure that all schools are recognised as Outstanding within three years of joining us.  We combine the heritage and tradition of the Corporation of London with a genuinely innovative, enterprising and entrepreneurial ethos.  We’re also committed to providing first-rate training and development to all of our staff, plus excellent career advancement opportunities within this evolving Trust. 

If this role is of interest to you and you can contribute to our future success, an information pack is available on our website  Should you require any other details please contact HR at 

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Applications must be made on Tes by the closing date. Please click on the link below to complete the application form for this role. 

Closing date for applications is: 10.00am Tuesday 28th September 2021

Interviews will take place on: are likely to be held on week commencing Monday 4th October 2021 or Monday 11th October 2021

City of London Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks and a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the standards which flows from City of London Academies Trust vision and values.

The role is covered by part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role. 

City of London Academies Trust supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

City of London Academies Trust Company Registration No. 04504128.

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