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Learning Support Assistant

Pimlico PrimaryWestminster


Pimlico Primary (an Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ school) is a state-funded primary school based in the heart of Westminster in central London. 

We are part of Future Academies, a Multi-Academy Trust which includes three primary schools and seven secondary schools in and around London. We are motivated by a mission of social change and reducing educational inequality: our school and Trust are unique in our approach to a knowledge-rich curriculum, and in our strong emphasis on raising children’s aspirations and outcomes through the teaching of classical and traditional subjects. Our children study a bespoke curriculum developed by writers at our Curriculum Centre, which places a focus on developing their cultural literacy and their awareness of the forces, words and events that have shaped our society today. We subject-specialise at primary level, meaning that our primary children are taught by several different subject experts, as they would be in the private sector. Pimlico serves children from the most socially deprived communities: our teachers can therefore make a dramatic impact on the lives of these children.


We are seeking to recruit a Learning Support Assistant with a passion for working in education and working with young people. The successful candidate will be a positive role model and be able to work in a fair and enthusiastic way with all of our children.

As our Learning Support Assistant, you will be required to work 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, term time only. 

Key Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Provide 1-1 support for children with SEND, supporting delivery of a personalised curriculum, access to in-class activities and supporting progress towards EHCP targets
  • Provide support for pupils, the teacher and the school in order to raise standards of achievement for all pupils (e.g. SEND, EAL and all underachieving groups)
  • Promote and support the inclusion of all pupils, including those with specific needs, both in learning activities outside and within the classroom
  • Use behaviour management strategies, in line with the school’s policy and procedures, to contribute to a purposeful learning environment and encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others
  • With teachers, evaluate pupils’ progress through a range of assessment activities
  • Work with external professional agencies such as social workers, health visitors These may include social workers, health visitors, language support staff, speech therapists, educational and therapists where necessary in order to best support the teacher and pupils
  • Understand and implement school child protection procedures and comply with legal responsibilities

As the successful candidate, you will have/be:

  • Experience working in a similar role within a mainstream or special educational needs school
  • Knowledge and experience of working with children with autism
  • Knowledge and experience of working with children with complex needs
  • GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above
  • Basic knowledge of first aid; e.g. emergency first aid course
  •  Good knowledge of a range of learning barriers including special needs
  • Experience of contributing to, and assessing of, provision for children with a range of needs
  • Knowledge of some of the social issues facing pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Dedicated to making a difference to the lives of our pupils
  • To be a positive, willing and adaptable member of the team at l times
  • Committed to the wider life of the school. We are seeking bright, passionate and socially-minded individuals


  • The chance to make a difference to children’s lives. Pimlico Primary serves children from the most socially deprived communities: our teachers can therefore make a dramatic impact on the lives of these children.
  • Fast career progression. Because knowledge and intelligence, rather than length of service, are lauded and rewarded at Pimlico Primary, teachers and support staff can quickly take up great responsibility. Furthermore, you can access our “Outstanding”-rated Initial Teacher Training programme: the Pimlico-London SCITT.
  • Excellent CPD. The Trust is knowledge-centric and encourages CPD at all levels with excellent opportunities for swift career progression, within the Academy and Trust. This includes Leadership Development opportunities.
  • Knowledge-rich staff team. You will be working with a supportive leadership team, cohesive staff body, and very purposeful environment with excellent resources. Being part of a Trust of schools enables you to share knowledge across a wider range of educational professionals.
  • Perkbox. Access to our employee benefits platform where you can access over 200 different Perks.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme. Access to the government-backed scheme
  • Additional benefits. We also offer a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlements, alongside a season ticket loan and a pension scheme.


If you are interested in applying to the Learning Support Assistant position at Pimlico Primary, please click on the Apply button to complete an online application form. 

We look forward to receiving your application.

 Closing date: 9am on Thursday 9 December 2021.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Future Academies reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date, therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Pimlico Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. 

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