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Learning Support Assistant - AM only

Salary: Band A Point 1 - 6

(£12,986.92 - £13,956.30 per annum)

8:30am – 1:30pm

25 hours per week

Monday - Friday

38 weeks per year - term time plus inset days

Part-time

Warren Primary School
Gilbert Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays.RM16 6NBEssex
Warren Primary School

Are you looking for that next step into a role that could offer you entry into the exciting and rewarding world of Education?

A new opportunity has arisen, for a part time Learning Support Assistant to join our successful team supporting students in the classroom. Warren Primary School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, caring, committed and flexible Learning Support Assistant, to support student learning and educational outcomes. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of child development and learning and will be willing to support children with both their physical and academic needs.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take on a crucial role to enable pupils access to learning, by supervising and assisting pupils (one to one and in small groups) across a wide range of activities and supported learning activities within our school and make a difference to the life chances of children at Warren Primary School. You will work in partnership with class teachers, to support learning in line with the National Curriculum.

Warren Primary School is committed to working in partnership with children, parents, carers and the wider community to ensure success for all pupils in all areas of their lives. We are dedicated to offering all children the opportunity to develop, succeed and achieve in a safe, happy and inclusive environment – regardless of their individual ability, gender, beliefs, ethnic heritage or language. We recognise the importance of supporting all individuals in identifying and developing their strengths and helping them to find ways to cope positively with their weaknesses.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate patience and show a commitment to supporting learners to improve educational outcomes. This role would be suited to someone enthusiastic, personable, empathetic and able to communicate effectively, whilst maintaining a calm and professional manner, under pressure. You will need to understand the subjects that you support the children in, be able to demonstrate a fair attitude and apply rules consistently as well and be confident in adjusting learning programs to meet the child’s needs.

Previous experience would be an advantage but is not essential. This position will involve:

  • Supporting pupils, to ensure they are engaged in learning activities
  • Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom
  • Supporting children in break-out spaces for interventions
  • Acting as a role model, setting high expectations of conduct and promoting positive pupil behaviour, to create a safe and inclusive learning environment
  • Providing feedback to the classroom teacher on the pupil’s progress against lesson plans, the conduct of the lesson and keeping pupil-related records
  • Dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the school’s policies and procedures about health & safety, welfare and wellbeing and safeguarding
  • Providing additional support to the teachers in the classrooms,
  • Establishing positive relationships with the pupils in lessons being covered

The successful candidate will have:

  • A passion for working with pupils and assisting them on their journey
  • The ability to support pupils with learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Excellent written skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills, with a positive and helpful attitude
  • The ability to follow safeguarding procedures and prioritise students’ welfare
  • GCSE or A Level Maths and English – Grade 4-9 or equivalent
  • Excellent de-escalation skills and will be resilient, hardworking


Warren Primary School is firmly rooted in serving our community. We are proud to be an inclusive school where we recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. Staff have high expectations of pupils and pupils work hard to reach these. Pupils appreciate the high-quality support they get from all adults in school. They take responsibility for their learning and behaviour, developing both independence and resilience. Ofsted commented that “pupils are happy and enjoy being at school”.

Warren Primary School is a member of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools’ Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.

In return for your hard work you will receive:

  • Relocation package of up to £8,000 where applicable, for new employees, renting or buying a property
  • 2 week October half term
  • Support from highly experienced SLT members, and the wider trust network and collaboration with our other schools
  • Support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance
  • Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools
  • Recognition of continuous service 
  • Excellent CPD opportunities through the school and the trust
  • Fully Subsided Employee Assistance Programme  
  • Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff
  • National Conditions of Service
  • Automatic enrolment into the local Government Pension Scheme for support workers)

If you feel the school would suit you, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now or you can request a visit of the

school or for more information speak to Ayshen Uluhan hr@osborne.coop or call 01375 648944.

Warren Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted.  This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer. As a Trust, we recognise the value of, and seek to achieve a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement (www.osborne.coop/working-with-us) for more information.

If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our website, Vacancies in our Trust (osborne.coop) or Essex School Jobs.

Closing date: Monday 24th June 2024 - Midday

Interview date: Monday 1st July 2024

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate before the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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Posted on: 6 June 2024

Application Closing date

Monday, 24 June 2024 12:00 pm

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To apply, please use the application form link above or request a form by emailing us at hr@osborne.coop or calling 01375 648901.


Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.