Learning Support Assistant, Wandsworth

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Priory Roehampton HospitalWandsworth

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £17,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Roehampton CAMHS Outreach (PLS)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Learning Support Assistant.  This post is likely to suit an individual with previous experience in a school environment, as either a Teaching Assistant, a Higher Level Teaching Assistant or Teacher wishing to work as an LSA, who is comfortable working in Key Stage 3 and 4.  Experience with Post-16 support is desirable.  Secure knowledge and strong support skills in Maths and English up to GCSE is essential.

At Priory Education we are proud of our reputation for delivering quality education and care services with positive outcomes for children and young people aged 5 to 25 who have experienced difficulties in their previous education placements.

Roehampton CAMHS Outreach School is an independent co-educational day school for young people aged 11 to 18 with mental health problems. Our students are all inpatients of the Eating Disorder Unit and CAMHS Unit at The Priory Hospital Roehampton, London.  We have a team of specialist teachers and teaching assistants who deliver education to all young people at the hospital, where the school is based.

It is our intention that every student develops their courage, determination and skills as a learner, so they can re-engage confidently with their education on discharge. We liaise with mainstream schools and colleges and each young person has an individualised curriculum plan in each subject area, with progress being closely monitored.  Our school offers a broad based academic and enrichment curriculum, with specialist teaching spaces, teaching technologies and substantial grounds around our buildings.

The Learning Support Assistant will be expected to:

  • Support the activities of all curriculum areas in the classroom
  • Work with individuals and groups to support their learning in Maths and English
  • Provide for the general welfare and pastoral care of children
  • Be self-motivated and liaise with members of staff throughout the school, working effectively as a member of the team
  • Prepare and clear away materials and assist with displays and general classroom organisation
  • Provide some administrative support essential to the smooth running of the school

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates from mainstream or specialist education or community provision who are looking to move into a hospital specialist setting.

If you have relevant experience, then why not contact the Executive Head of School Russell Cooper for an informal chat on 0208 876 8261 (ext. 3436).  Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

What we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • SMART Pension option


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

More about Priory Roehampton Hospital
Address: Priory Lane, Roehampton, London, SW15 5JJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8108 4399

Priory Hospital Roehampton also provides mental health services for both adults and young people, in partnership with the NHS. Our NHS services include:

· Adult acute mental health

· Adult eating disorders

· Child and adolescent acute mental health