Learning Support Assistant - Heathfield and St Francis Schools
Job typeTerm Time, Permanent
£13,203 - £13,427 Per Annum
24 September 2021
Learning Support Assistant 1 – Grade B
Heathfield and St Francis Schools
Grade B Actual Salary: £13,203 – £13,427 (FTE £18,562 – £18,877)
Start Date: As soon as possible
30 hours per week term time only – Permanent Contract
Heathfield – Primary MLD
St Francis – All age (2 – 19) SLD
The Federation of Heathfield and St Francis Special Schools provides for pupils with a wide range of
complex learning difficulties. These may include autistic spectrum disorder, mobility and health needs,
communication or emotional and behavioural needs.
We are at an exciting time in our federation development and due to expansion we are looking to
appoint enthusiastic Learning Support Assistants with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude, who will have a
commitment and passion to work with pupils with a wide and diverse range of SEN.
We are looking for practitioners who:
• have excellent interpersonal skills;
• have a calm and consistent approach;
• are able to motivate and inspire children’s learning;
• are flexible and creative, and willing to adapt the learning environment;
• can follow specific educational programmes;
• can work under own initiative where necessary;
• have a sympathetic understanding of children’s emotional needs; and
• will support children with personal care.
Relevant qualifications or experience with children with learning difficulties is desirable, however full
training will be provided.
For further details and an application form, please visit our school websites at
www.heathfieldhants.co.uk or www.stfrancisschool.co.uk
The Federation is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and expects
all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection
practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring
Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
Closing date: Friday, 24 September 2021 @ 12.00pm. Interview date: TBC
*Previous applicants within the past 6 months need not apply