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West Didsbury CE Primary School

West Didsbury CE Primary School

Learning Support Assistant

Contract Type: Fixed term for this academic year, with the potential to extend the contract.

 Start date: February 26th or earlier if possible

 8.30am--3.30pm Monday to Friday

Number of Positions: 1

Salary: Grade 3 point 6 (£21 968 ) pro rata

Application submission : Wednesday January 10th 2024

Interviews: Week commencing 15th January 2024

The role would be to facilitate the learning needs of  individuals with additional needs in the classroom working alongside the  Reception staff team.
We are looking for a dedicated and committed team player who takes pride in their work, someone who will support others and work together as a team as well as someone prepared to take initiative.

A caring, supportive person who enjoys working with children and who is adaptable to the spontaneity of young children will suit this role very well.

Previous experience of working with children with additional needs is desirable. Experience of positive handling and de-escalation strategies are also beneficial.

Working with children within a school setting is demanding, but is very rewarding and we can offer you a supportive team who work in a setting based on Christian values and our children thrive in our setting because of the dedication of the team that work around the children.

We welcome applicants who have a passion for representing and serving the community we are here to be part of. 
The role is to support the educational, emotional and physical needs of the individuals as well as supporting the teaching team in a range of tasks to support the delivery of the Early Years curriculum to the individual and small groups of children. The successful candidate would be required to liaise with the SENDCo and classteacher to make sure that individualised provision  for the specific children /child is facilitated.

To apply for the role, please complete the application form and email it to: or post it to the schools address FAO The Business Manager. 

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here.
This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

We strive to create a fair and inclusive workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve. We positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy, and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation