Learning Support Assistant - Summerhill Academy

Summerhill Academy, Upper Church Lane, Tipton DY4 9PF
Band B SCP 9 - 13 (£16,755 - £17,391) pro rata (£8.69 - £9.01 per hour) A living wage supplement is paid up to £8.75 per hour
05 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Job Ref
Contract Type
Part time temporary
Working Pattern
Term time

Summerhill Academy is part of the Summer Park Multi Academy Trust along with Jubilee Park Academy and Little Treasures Children Centre. It has state of the art technology, making them schools for the 21st century.

Governors and the Senior Leadership Team are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Learning Support Assistant to join our committed and dedicated team. They should be proactive, show initiative at all times and have a firm but fair approach. They should have the welfare and safety of our children at heart at all times.

So do you have an in-depth knowledge of child development, a passion to provide an enriching environment where children can thrive & achieve? Do you have qualities to work well in a team and motivate colleagues with new ideas? Can you communicate well with all stakeholders and be a positive Role Model for young children?

If the answer is yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you to become part of a happy and hardworking Academy.

The successful candidate will have the desire to work with children and subsequently provide a high level of care for all of our children. You will take responsibility for ensuring the pupils’ welfare, safety and supervision at all times under the direction of the class teacher. The post could involve providing general classroom support in KS1 or KS2 as well as delivering interventions to small groups of pupils.

The person appointed will have high standards and expectations in all areas of school life. The successful candidate will be responsible for administering basic first aid, if required (training will be provided).

In return we can offer you a warm, nurturing environment and opportunities to attend further training to enhance your Continuous Professional Development.

Please refer to the person specification and job description for further details.

Although in the main the successful applicant will be based at Summerhill Academy you may be required to work across both academies should the need arise.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our pupils and expect all our staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will need to undertake an Enhanced DSB check as well as other necessary pre-employment checks, including: Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Summer Park Multi Academy Trust is a Living Wage Employer

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role’



If you would like to ask any questions, please email our HR Manager: lisa.hanlon@summerpark.co.uk

Please download an application form, any completed Application Forms should be returned direct to the school to the following address: summerhill.recruitment@summerpark.co.uk

Please ensure application forms are signed if sending via email.

If you have provided an email address, correspondence will be sent via e-mail. If you are successful in being short-listed for interview, you will be contacted by e-mail or via telephone before 19th October 2018. If you do not receive any contact, please conclude that you have not been short-listed. 

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a short task with children, as well as a skills test on arrival before the formal interview.


32.5 hours per week term time, fixed term contract to cover maternity leave


Band B, Scp 9 £16,755 – Scp 13 £17,391 (Pro rata) A Living wage supplement is paid up to £8.75p/h


Summerhill Multi Academy Trust, Summerhill Academy, Upper Church Lane, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 9PF and/or Jubilee Park Academy, Highfield Road, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 0QS

Closing Date:

15th October 2018 at 3:30pm

Shortlisting:             16th October 2018

Interviews:               25th October 2018

Commencement:       as Soon as Possible

Supporting documents
Job Description and Personnel Specification
Application Form

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