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New Vacancy - Learning Support Assistants

We are seeking to recruit a number of Learning Support Assistants to work at Sherard Primary School and other schools within our Trust. The hours will be between 25 and 32.5 hours (term time only plus insets) depending on the role.

At Sherard Primary School we are looking to appoint 1 Learning Support Assistant to work within Key Stage 1 and another to work within Specialist Provision.

We are looking for reflective and skilled Learning Support Assistants who can motivate and encourage children as required and support children with special educational needs throughout the school.

You will be required to provide support for teaching and learning and associated activities in our specialist provision under the direct supervision of the teacher.  This may include providing general support for whole class learning activities, or supporting individuals or small groups of pupils. 

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

You will have an NVQ Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning or equivalent.  Level 2 qualifications in Maths and English is 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 small 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 in Melton Mowbray. 


Further information

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

  • Salary dependent on job offered - £10,897.11 - £14,449.82 (£18,933-£19312 FTE)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme membership
  • 5.44 weeks paid holiday entitlement rising to 6.44 weeks after 5 years’ continuous service.

Application deadline - Midnight on Monday 21st June 2021

Interviews – W/C 28th June 2021

Start date – 23rd August 2021

All roles are subject to full pre-employment safeguarding checks; including an Enhanced DBS with Barred List check – this includes a 6 month probationary period.