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Learning Support Assistant


Job Description:


  • Learning Support Assistant
  • SEND support hub
  • 3 form entry primary school
  • Charlton
  • Start date: ASAP 
  • Full time contract

A large, vibrant school in Charlton are looking for an experienced and nurturing Learning Support Assistant to join their school on a full-time basis to support children with SEND in their support hub. 

The role

In this role you will be based in the purpose built hub within the school, to support children with Special Educational Needs.  You will be supporting 4 to 5 key stage one pupils who are based in the hub due to their specific special educational needs. The pupils have a high range of needs with most being non-verbal and some displaying challenging behaviour. They have been struggling to access learning within the mainstream classrooms and therefore the school has created a specialist learning hub. Within the hub, the children follow a sensory curriculum with a focus on basic communication and development in a caring and nurturing environment. 

The school are looking for an experience Learning Support Assistant who has previous experience supporting children with SEND. The hub uses PECS and Makaton, so experience using these methods is preferable. 

The position is to start ASAP and the school are looking for an experience Learning Support Assistant who can commit to the role for the rest of the academic year. There will be support provided by the SENCO, hub teacher and the leadership team.


The school

The school is part of a small multi academy trust and has two sites. The site which you will based in is located close mainland rail stations with good bus links from Charlton and North Greenwich. As a 3 form entry site, teachers within the year group work closely together in planning and assessment for their respective year groups. Results at early years, key stage 1 and 2 are consistently above national proving teaching and learning to be effective. The school is popular within the local community and there is a culture of working closely with parents. They have been recognised for their work on closing the gap for disadvantaged pupils and provide outreach support for other schools across the borough of Greenwich and the south of England.

To apply you must have:

• Excellent communication skills
• Experience working with nursery age children
• A dedicated and pro-active attitude

If you are a Learning Support Assistant who is looking to work in a fulfilling and rewarding position this is an excellent opportunity. Please apply with an up-to-date CV outlining your experience.

We have a policy to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Philosophy Education is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its clients.


  • Job Type

    Contract, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Education

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