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Learning Support Assistant - The Grove Primary School

Close: Thursday 9th February 2023 

Learning Support Assistant


Are you interested in teaching? Do you want classroom experience before applying to take it further? Have you got skills to share with the next generation? Can you be creative and show initiative?

Then take a look at what we have to offer you…

We are seeking to recruit a class based KS2 Learning Support Assistant at The Grove Primary School, based in the beautiful market town of Melton Mowbray. The working hours will be 32.50 hours per week, (8:30am – 3:30pm), Monday - Friday, term time only plus the 5 inset days (39 weeks).


We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated learning support assistant who will work as an assistant in the classroom under the guidance of the class teacher.


We are looking for someone who is reflective and skilled and can motivate and encourage children as required. You might want to consider this as a steppingstone into teaching and apply to train within our Academy Trust or you might want to develop your role across our schools in the future.


You will be required to provide support for teaching and learning activities. This may include providing general support for whole class learning activities or supporting individuals or small groups of pupils to reinforce new skills or knowledge.


Experience of working with children with SEN and knowledge of Child Protection and Health and Safety policies are essential.


It would be desirable that you have an NVQ Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning or equivalent or some experience of working with children. Level 2 qualifications in Maths and English are essential, or currently working towards. Along with good interpersonal skills, you will be emphatic with children and young people, and be able to work effectively as part of a whole school staff team.


About the Mowbray Education Trust


The Mowbray Education Trust (MET) is a multi-academy trust currently educating around 2,500 children from the age of 2 to 16 in the town of Melton Mowbray and surrounding


villages in the Borough of Melton. The MET currently has one secondary school, five primary schools and one pre-school: with potential numerical and geographical growth in the future.


Melton Mowbray is a rural market town in Leicestershire which is easily commutable from Grantham, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Oakham.


The MET has a central support services team, with staff managing Estates, Finance, HR, IT and Operations, across our schools. The central team are based at offices within John Ferneley College and The Grove Primary in Melton Mowbray.


Further information


The remuneration package includes a competitive salary, contributory public-sector pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement:


  • Actual Salary £15,856.49 - £16,146.06 per annum (FTE £21,192 - £21,579 per annum, £10.98 - £11.18 per hour)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme membership
  • 5.7 weeks paid holiday entitlement rising to 6.44 weeks after 5 years’ continuous service


Application deadline – Midnight on 9th February 2023  

Interviews – W/C 13th February 2023

Start date – as soon as possible


For an informal chat or visit please contact Hayley Cheeseman Headteacher on (01664) 562554.


To apply for this role, please send your completed application form and the completed Equal Opportunities form to [email protected]


Mowbray Education Trust reserves the right to close adverts early if sufficient applications are received.


All roles are subject to full pre-employment safeguarding checks, including an Enhanced DBS with Barred List check.


The future is bright, join us and help put children first.