1:1 Learning Assistant Early Years

Ingoldmells Academy (Lincolnshire)

This vacancy is now closed


Salary - £22,366 (£7,869 pro rata)

At Ingoldmells Academy we are looking for a new member to join our successful and welcoming team, to provide 1:1 support for the learning and personal development of a pupil with complex additional needs and/or disabilities. The role is based in our Nursery setting in the first instance, and will be in our Reception class in September. 

Start date 22nd April 2024, providing all relevant checks have been approved.

We need a skilled 1:1 Learning Assistant to enable the pupil to learn as effectively as possible by:

  1. Ensuring the pupil is able to use equipment and play materials by high levels of engaging modelling and supporting.
  2. Motivating and encouraging the pupil as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to their needs.
  3. Liaising with the class teacher, SENCO, and other professionals about Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP), contributing to the planning and delivery.
  4. Providing nurture and high levels of social support.
  5. Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies.
  6. Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupils.
  7. Providing intense support and guidance using knowledge of pupils’ needs to ensure continuity.

Desirable knowledge and experience:

  1. Experience as a Teaching Assistant or Learning Support Assistant within a Primary school or Early Years setting. 
  2. Knowledge of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum.
  3. An understanding of inclusion, making the curriculum accessible to all learners.
  4. The ability to work in a team in order to achieve successful outcomes for learners.
  5. Candidate must possess minimum NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Child Care and Education.

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.