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Learning Support Assistant

  • Employer: Empower Learning Academy Trust
  • Reference: ELAT/24/283369
Grade 1/2 Point 3-5
The Brittons Academy
Closing on 19/07/2024 at 12:00
Enhanced DBS Check
Permanent | Part Time/Term Time
25 hours per week.


The Brittons Academy

Ford Lane



RM13 7BB

Inspiring Learners, Changing Lives 


Learning Support Assistant

Salary: Grade 1/2 Spinal Point 3-5. Actual Salary: £15,653 - £16,126 p.a. FTE: £26,238 - £27,030 (Inclusive of Outer London Weighting)

Hours: 25 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (5 days per week, term time) 

Required as soon as possible


Inspire and be inspired

Our mission is to ‘inspire learners and change lives’ – and that includes our staff. We want to empower our teams so pupils are ready to be kind, confident and impactful world citizens. To help us, we wish to appoint an experienced and high calibre Learning Support Assistant to support our SENCO department.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Effective communication
  • Ability to adapt or modify interactions to meet pupil needs
  • Ability to summarise and present information from observations of pupil performance
  • Effective time management, planning and collaboration
  • Ability to provide a structured activity within a group setting
  • Group dynamics and how to apply them
  • Ability to recognise the range and implications of factors that impact pupil behaviour
  • An understanding of the behaviour patterns that might indicate problems such as substance abuse, bullying or child abuse
  • Relevant GCSE, ‘A’ level or graduate qualifications or equivalent
  • Level 2 TA Certificate or equivalent
  • Active in wider community inclusion for children with special educational needs and an interest in developing a career in education


In return, we offer:

  • High quality professional development
  • Supportive and friendly colleagues
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Staff assistance programme including virtual GP appointments, counselling service, legal services
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Cycle to work scheme



Please forward your completed application to Lisa Wellard, HR Officer at hr@elatschools.co.uk by 12pm on Friday, 19th July 2024.

Interviews are scheduled to take place soon after.

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to interview prior to the deadline date.

For further information about this role, please contact Sheila Clarke via email at sclarke@elatschools.co.uk.


Empower Learning Academy Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer that is committed to safer recruitment. All applicants must be prepared to undergo screening to confirm their suitability to work with children.


Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our pupils from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our schools, superseding any other considerations. Therefore Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance.

It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to submit, prior to their interview, a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Upon submission of this information, online checks may be carried out.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the School.

Equal Opportunities

Havering Schools aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, religious or political affiliation and trade union activities. All matters related to employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

How to apply

Please forward your completed application to Lisa Wellard, HR Officer at hr@elatschools.co.uk by 12pm on Friday, 19th July 2024

Further information on this vacancy