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Learning Support Assistant - Primary

Cheadle Hulme Primary SchoolCheadle Hulme

Hours : 37 hours per week, 09:30 - 17:30 Monday to Friday

Contract : Permanent, Term Time Only + 1 week

About Us

At Cheadle Hulme Primary School our mission is to prepare our children for a world we know and a world yet to be discovered. 

The pupils are our most important consideration. Our school is a place where children feel safe and secure, valued and cared for. We provide opportunities for the pupils to develop independence, resilience and to work within a culture that embraces challenge for all. We believe children need to be fully engaged in the learning process so we provide an irresistible curriculum based on memorable experiences. 

Cheadle Hulme Primary School is a dynamic and energetic environment in which to work and all staff bring exceptionally high levels of commitment to their day-to-day job. Teamwork is the bedrock of our culture and we all do whatever it takes to provide the very best possible education for our pupils. 

Cheadle Hulme Primary School is a hugely oversubscribed, non-selective, non-denominational, two form entry Free School with a maximum class size of 30 pupils. We opened our doors in September 2018 with our founding reception cohort and Nursery. Two Reception classes are added each academic year and we will become a 420-pupil primary school from Reception to Year Six in September 2024. 

Due to our continued expansion and the incredible success of our onsite Kids Club, we are now looking to appoint a pro-active and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to join the team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Laurus Trust family, and to play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the Trust.

Main Responsibilities   

  • Support the learning, personal development and inclusion of primary students.    
  • Provide high standards of care and play opportunities for all year groups.     
  • Provide supervision of pupils during the lunchtime period both in the dining area and during playground activities.    
  • Provide a range of suitable learning and play activities that will enhance teaching and learning.    
  • Provide in class support for pupils as directed by the relevant Teachers.     
  • Prepare and maintain learning resources and appropriate equipment, including those required for pupils with additional needs.    
  • Liaise with parents and carers and provide effective home-school communication.    
  • Act upon advice given from outside agencies and implement strategies to support pupils with additional needs.     
  • Ensure the safety of pupils at all times considering pupil ages, disability and behaviour.    
  • Assist in the day to day organisation, operation and risk assessments of the Kids Club including recording and monitoring the safe arrival and departure of children and young people in line with agreed policy.    
  • Support with the provision of snacks, encouraging independence at meal times and assist with general cleaning duties where required. 

Key Skills & Experience   

  • You must possess an NVQ Level 2 or above in childcare/play work or relevant qualification and possess a GCSE’s in Maths and English (A* - C) or equivalent    
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of play with the ability to create opportunities for a range of ages and interests    
  • Experience working in a school environment would be advantageous     
  • Prior experience of working with primary children and/or children with additional needs would be highly advantageous    
  • An understanding of Early Years Framework is essential

Employee Benefits

We offer a wide range of employee benefits to all of our staff in return for their commitment to our schools, and to help contribute towards improving their well-being. These can be found in the Candidate Applicant Pack.

Applying to the Laurus Trust

If you want to work in a highly ambitious and successful school, and have the passion and commitment to join us at an exciting time of continuous progression and growth, then we would like to hear from you. 

For more information about The Laurus Trust, or for further information relating to the role and the School you’re applying to, please download the Candidate Information Pack  or visit

Please note: an application form must be completed as CV’s will not be accepted. To complete an application form please click ‘Quick Apply’.

Disability Confident Committed

The Laurus Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities for all candidates. As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, we strongly encourage applications from all persons with a known disability, and we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview and given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talents and abilities. 

If you would prefer to request a manual application pack, or should you require any additional support in completing your application, please feel free to contact us on 0161 549 7000 or via e-mail at;  

Closing Date: Thursday 6th January 2022 at 9.00am

Interview Date: TBC – we reserve the right to interview prior to the closing date

The Laurus Trust and its affiliated schools are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. This is in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education and The Education Act 2002, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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