Learning Support Assistant term time

The Chalk Hills AcademyLuton


‘We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.

Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as:  “Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

The definition of 'children' includes everyone under the age of 18.

Learning Support Assistant

·        Are you passionate about supporting students?

·        Are you looking for a school that will train and support you to gain your QTS?

·        Do you have experience working in small groups or 1:1 with SEN/EAL children?

If the answer is yes to these questions, Chalk Hills Academy would love to hear from you

The Chalk Hills Academy are seeking to appoint Learning Support Assistants to help support the teaching and learning of an individual or groups of students. We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and knowledgeable candidates who will contribute to the intellectual and social development of students and support their achievement in Literacy and Numeracy and other specific curriculum areas as directed.

If you want to train to become a teacher but not sure how, The Chalk Hills Academy can train and develop you so you can gain your Qualified Teaching Status. If you are a graduate and interested in starting as a Learning Support Assistant, after 12 months of successful completion in this role we can support suitable candidates in becoming a qualified teacher.

We are looking to recruit Learning Support Assistants who have the right attitude and will represent our positive ‘can do’ ethos that runs through our Academy. Therefore, you do not need to be a graduate to be successfully appointed for this role.

The successful candidate will

·        Have excellent literacy and numeracy skills (minimum of Grade C in GCSE’s or equivalent)

·        Be able to take part in training and liaise with a wide range of people including teachers, parents, carers, students and pastoral team

·        Be able to listen to the direction of the class teacher, follow agreed lesson plans and use support strategies appropriate to the needs of students.

·        Be able to prepare, maintain and deploy appropriate learning aids, materials and equipment.

·        Be able to contribute significantly to the planning of teaching and learning for the whole class and/or individual students

·        Be able to contribute to the care, health and welfare of students in accordance with the school’s health and safety and related policies.

Job Specifics

Start date         September 2021

Salary               NJC L3 6-8 £19,698-£20,493 FTE dependent on experience (actual pro rata salary £16,054-£16,702)

Job Role           Permanent, Full-time, Term-time 39 weeks per annum 35 hours per week

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

Why work for Chalk Hills Academy?

·        £30 million state of the art building with well-equipped classrooms in an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school

·       You’ll be working alongside a collaborative, forward thinking Principal and Senior Leadership Team who are here to support and develop you

·       Unparalleled CPD opportunities with free courses every Thursday catered to your developmental needs

·        Excellent opportunities to develop and grow in a successful and expanding Academy

·        Freshly brewed coffee for staff on arrival to the academy every morning in your own 12oz Bamboo reusable cup

·        Employee of the month scheme winning shopping vouchers

·        Fantastic staff benefits that make a difference to your work life balance

Here’s what Ofsted have to say “Together with your leadership team, governors and the trust you have established high expectations for behaviour, teaching and achievement. Leaders have made sure that strategies are in place which have led to improvements in the quality of teaching, learning, assessment and the curriculum. Leaders have high expectations for pupils’ behaviour. Leaders work well with staff to ensure that the school is typically a calm, orderly and purposeful environment.” Ofsted May 2018


Please provide referee details for all employment and/or educational establishments you have worked and/or studied at within the last 5 years. If you have worked at your current employer for more than 5 years details of an additional employer will need to be given. A minimum of 2 referees must be provided.

Referee details must be from an educational or company email address (not Gmail/Hotmail etc). References will only be requested prior to interview.

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