Learning Assistant 1:1

Mablethorpe Primary Academy (Lincolnshire)

This vacancy is now closed


Salary: £20,812 - £21,189 FTE (£7,932 - £8,076 pro rata)

We are looking for a Learning Assistant to work 16.25 hrs. 1 to 1 with a pupil on a fixed term basis until the August 2024. 

About the role:

Due to an increase in the number of our pupils with additional academic, social communication and emotional needs, we have an exciting opportunity to appoint enthusiastic and caring Learning Assistants to work in our school on a fixed term basis as posts are linked to funding.

The appointed Learning Assistants will be required to work with the pupil on a 1:1 basis or with small groups of children with special educational needs if required. You will be a professional role model to the pupils, with the skills and confidence to challenge and motivate.

The role is Monday to Friday, term time only (39 weeks).

It is likely that the working pattern will require the post holders to work in the afternoon but this could be subject to change dependant on the pupils needs.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • relevant knowledge and experience of working with pupils with special educational needs, including those with autism, learning delay and challenging behavior
  • have experience of working with primary aged children
  • be able to nurture positive and caring relationships
  • have high expectations of themselves, always striving for the best
  • the ability to use their initiative and personalise the pupil's learning to meet their academic and well-being needs
  • the ability to liaise effectively with colleagues, parents and outside agencies as well as participate in annual reviews, contributing to meetings regarding the pupils learning and progress
  • a working knowledge of the National Curriculum
  • a willingness to contribute to the wider life of the school
  • Mablethorpe Primary Academy is a large 3-11 primary school located on the East coast. Here at our Academy, we put the child at the centre of a caring, sharing and achieving school, where positive relationships are based on mutual trust and respect, and this is at the heart of everything we do.

    For all school staff we aim to create a professional, working environment where staff are supported to be the best that they can be. We do this by working as part of Greenwood Academy Trust - this means we work with over 30 other schools who are part of our Trust, sharing expertise and developing best practice. We aim to provide appropriate training at all levels to ensure all staffs' practice develops over time. We ensure that workload and staff well-being are a priority, focusing our time and energy on things that make a difference to children's learning.

    You are welcome to visit us at Mablethorpe Primary Academy prior to the interview, please contact the academy office on 01507 472472 to arrange a suitable date/time.

    For more information, please visit: https://www.mablethorpeprimaryacademy.org/

In Return:

You can be assured that you will be joining a successful Multi Academy Trust that has a great track record in helping children to succeed no matter what their background. The Trust is dedicated to valuing and developing the workforce whether that be through ensuring a fair workload or offering access to bespoke CPD from the Learning Alliance to enhance professional growth.

We believe in looking after the people who make a huge difference to our children, their families and the communities we serve. That’s why we give everyone who joins a Perkbox account – with 24/7 access to perks and discounts, plus curated wellbeing tools to look after your physical and mental health. It’s part of our commitment to look after you.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Hundreds of global and local perks, available online 24/7
  • Shopping discounts from the biggest brands, all year round
  • Save money on everything from the supermarket shop to summer holidays
  • A free Employee Assistance Programme from Health Assured

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close and interview this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to receipt of satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure, medical and reference checks.  All pre-employment checks are in line with "Keeping Children Safe in Education”.

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.