Learning Support Assistant - Erasmus Darwin Academy

Erasmus Darwin Academy, Staffordshire
Pool Road, Burntwood, Staffordshire, WS7 3QW
Grade 5, (£23,893 - £25,119 per annum Pro Rota equivalent (£20,432 - £22,164 per annum)
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Salary: Grade 5, (£23,893 - £25,119 per annum dependent on years’ service)

Pro Rota equivalent (£20,432 - £22,164 per annum dependent on years’ service)

Hours of work: 37 hrs per week

Contract: Permanent, Term time only, 38.6 working weeks, you will be required to work 3 additional days when students are not in the Academy

Responsible to: Assistant Headteacher – SENDCO

Start Date:  ASAP


Would you like a change of career? 

We are seeking to appoint a number of effective and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistants to join our Learning Support Team as soon as possible, at this highly successful and heavily over-subscribed academy which is one of the highest performing 11-18 school in Staffordshire. Our Learning Support Team is rapidly expanding due to the strong reputation of our SEN Department, which is leading to increased numbers of students with additional needs joining the Academy.


This post will involve the provision of high-quality learning support for children and young people across the Academy.  The successful candidate will bring relevant knowledge and skills at Level 2 or educated to degree level (please refer to the job profile) from their own education and experience.  They must be versatile, flexible and a good team member who works collaboratively with colleagues.


We gained ‘Good’ in our 2023 Ofsted inspection and the following quotes were made by the Inspection Team:

‘Leaders across the school have high expectations for pupils’ academic achievement’

‘Leaders have placed pupils’ personal development at the heart of their curriculum. This means that pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain’

‘Low level disruption is very rare, and pupils understand leader’s expectations’

‘Leaders in the school have a clear and precise understanding of the provision and priorities for development. They promote an honest and transparent relationship with all staff’


‘Staff take a proactive approach to ensure that all pupils are kept safe. They are tenacious in following up concerns’


‘Leaders are clear about what they want pupils with SEND to achieve’


‘Teachers have good subject knowledge, and support pupils well to learn the curriculum’


‘100% of EDA staff who completed the Ofsted questionnaire stated they were happy to work at EDA’


We welcome applications from adults who can support and engage students with good impact on their academic performance.  Previous experience is not required, as training and support will be offered to the successful candidate.  We offer a positive school culture, opportunities for further professional development and strong support from the Senior Leadership Team.


In return, we offer an incredibly positive working environment, passionately believing that our human resources are our most important and valuable resources. Therefore, our staff wellbeing strategy is at the heart of our ongoing improvement work, meaning that middle and senior leaders are committed to ensuring that all staff are happy, cared for, listened to and professionally equipped to fulfil their role to the highest possible standard. Furthermore, opportunities for career progression regularly arise, with the Academy having an excellent record of training and developing our staff from within.


Hours per week:

Monday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday: 8:15am – 4:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Friday: 8:15am - 3:30pm


CLOSING DATE: Monday 4th December – 4pm

Interview Date: Thursday 7th December


To apply for the post, please complete the application form and return to the Headteacher’s PA, Miss Jade Skelding, either by post or email j.skelding@eda.staffs.sch.uk


CV’s will not be accepted. For further information regarding the Academy, please visit our website at www.erasmusdarwinacademy.co.uk


To comply with Asylum and Immigration legislation you will be required (if appointed) to provide one or more documents from the Immigration Act 2006 - List A and B. You must provide proof of current and valid permission to be in the United Kingdom and valid permission to do the type of work offered. Further information is available at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/acceptable-right-to-work-documents-an-employers-guide


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