Fixed Term Learning Support Assistant
Purfleet Primary Academy
Tank Hill Road , Purfleet-on-Thames, England RM19 1TA
Start Date
September 2024
Thurrock Support Pay Range. SCP 3-10 (FTE £21,753 - £24,711)

About the Role

We wish to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to start in September on a full-time basis term time only. The role is offered on fixed term 12 month contract to cover maternity leave. The Learning Support Assistant role is vital to the school and involves supporting children with a variety of needs including Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP’s). 


 Successful candidates should have: 

  • Experience of working with and caring for children 
  • Experience of working with children with special educational needs. 
  • High expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour 
  • Enthusiasm and dedication to developing innovative approaches to learning, teaching, mentoring and guidance 
  • A commitment to promoting and fostering good relationships between children and with parents and colleagues 

You should be: 

  • Forward thinking and willing to adapt to the changing needs of the school 
  • Able to promote the warm, caring and friendly ethos of the school to pupils, parents and the public 
  • Able to perform under pressure 
  • Confident to use your own initiative when required 

What can we offer you? 

  • An active school community with supportive parents; 
  • An award winning learning environment; 
  • Excellent professional development opportunities; 
  • A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behavior and high expectations for all children 
  • The chance to work with a supportive family of schools (REAch2 trust) who share the same passion for primary education 
Closing Date
Thursday 6th June 2024 at Midday
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

You are invited to submit an application form to Mr Eugene Samuel Headteacher via email to [email protected] .   


REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.  


In accordance with our Safeguarding Policy the successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced DBS check. 


To arrange an informal discussion please contact the school office on 01375 802700.  

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

  • A wide range of professional development opportunities.
  • 29 days’ paid holiday (rising to 32 days after 5 years’ service) (pro rata for part-time, or term-time only)
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • As part of REAch2’s employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family, and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more