Learning Support Assistant, 27.08 hrs x 39 weeks pa

Required from May 2022

Learning Support Assistant (Level 1)

Temporary, 27.08 hours per week, 5 days per week (Mon – Fri 0850 – 3.25pm during term time, 39 weeks per annum (term time, plus one week – INSET)

Grade B (Scale point 9 £18,333 pro-rata’d for part-time hours) £9.50 per hour plus membership of LGPS

We invite applications for Learning Support Assistants to join our SEND departments in our secondary schools; 1 post at Notre Dame Plymouth (all girls 7-11 and mixed post-16) and 1 post at St Boniface’s Catholic College (all boys 7-11).

The post will involve working under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff to support access to learning for students. Knowledge, or experience, of working with children with special needs would be advantageous.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to begin their career as an LSA; for suitable candidates, a Teaching Assistant qualification can be offered via distance learning under the apprenticeship framework.

To apply, please use the support staff application below and return to hr@ndonline.org or apply using the ‘Quick Apply’ button on TES by the deadline date below.

Applicants will be considered for all posts unless you state a preference in the opening line of your supporting statement.

Only applications submitted through TES or using the support staff application form will be accepted. We are not able to consider CVs. Previous applicants need not apply.

Working hours: 08.50 – 3.25 Monday to Friday during term time, plus INSET Days.

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 14th May 2022

Interviews: May 2022

We reserve the right to close this advert sooner if suitable applications are received and therefore encourage applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible.


COVID-19 UPDATE:  We will continue to follow government guidelines for everybody’s health, safety and wellbeing.  Social distancing will be observed throughout the process and candidates will be required to wear masks in corridors and communal spaces.  Hand washing and sanitising gel is available throughout the site.  If you require additional adjustments, please notify the school if you are selected for interview.

The school operates a Safeguarding Children Recruitment Policy and is committed to promoting the welfare of young people.  Any successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure. 

The Job Evaluation Collective Agreement for Support staff has been signed by Plymouth City Council and all vacancies are advertised under the new grading scheme.

Please note that all appointments, for Teaching and Support staff are offered subject to references; it is normal for references to be followed up prior to interview for all candidates invited to interview. Please indicate clearly on your letter of application if you would prefer references not to be contacted unless you are offered the post.

To save the trees we prefer applications to be sent by email to hr@ndonline.org however, if you wish to send a paper copy please send it to Mrs Kate White, Headteacher, at: Notre Dame Plymouth, Looseleigh Lane Derriford Plymouth Devon PL6 5HN

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