St Mary's Church of England Primary School

Learning Support Assistant - August 2023

Salary: LA Grade 5

Actual salary £14,635 - £15,237 per annum (pay award pending)


Monday to Friday 8.50am-3.20pm (30 hours per week)

Term time only plus additional training days

Start date: 23rd August 2023


Are you passionate about supporting the learning and development of young learners? Do you possess a strong sense of commitment, care, initiative, and a great sense of humor? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Learning Support Assistant at St Mary's Church of England Primary School in Bitteswell.


At St Mary's, we are passionate about providing a nurturing and inclusive environment where every child is supported and encouraged to reach their full potential. As a Learning Support Assistant, you will play a vital role in enabling our pupils to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Your dedication, care, and high expectations of pupils will contribute to creating a positive and inspiring learning environment.



  • Work closely with the teaching staff to provide individual or small group support to students with additional learning needs.
  • Assist in the planning and delivery of tailored learning activities, both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Provide emotional support and encouragement to students, fostering their self-confidence and well-being.
  • Promote positive behavior management strategies and maintain a safe and inclusive learning environment.
  • Collaborate with teachers and parents to monitor student progress and communicate effectively about any concerns or achievements.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of individual education plans (IEPs) and support the integration of students with special educational needs.
  • Utilize your sense of humor and creativity to engage students and make learning a joyful experience.



  • Previous experience in a similar role or working with children is desirable but not essential. We welcome applications from candidates with a genuine passion for supporting the learning and development of young learners.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • A proactive and flexible approach, with the ability to use your initiative and work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • A commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.
  • A sense of humor and the ability to create a fun and engaging atmosphere that motivates students.
  • High expectations of pupils, with a belief in their potential to succeed.


St Mary's Church of England Primary School offers a friendly and supportive working environment, where professional development and training opportunities are encouraged. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.


If you are dedicated, caring, and passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of young learners, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please complete the application form and return to by 9am on Friday 23rd June 2023.


If you would like to visit the school to discover more about what makes St Mary’s such a wonderful place to learn and work please contact the school office. We will be more than happy to give you a tour and discuss the role in more detail.


Application Deadline: 23rd June 2023

Start Date: 23rd August 2023



Please note: This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Enhanced DBS clearance will be applied for and required for this position as will the Right to Work in the UK checks and satisfactory references.