Learning Support Assistant- 1:1 support for SEND
Green Park Village Primary Academy
2 Flagstaff Road Green Park, Reading, England RG2 6AX
Start Date
As soon as possible
NJC 3-8- pro rata

About the Role

The role of Learning Support Assistant is central to enabling excellence for all our children at Green Park Village Primary Academy. It is a role which has an influence on all children in the school, supporting all aspects of their experience within their school day- learning, play, transitions and routines.

Learning Support Assistants follow teacher’s guidance and direction for their role in the day-to- day teaching and learning provision for children, including those with Special Educational Needs, English as an Additional Language, those more-able learners and those eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant. There is expectation that Learning Support Assistants are able to respond to the needs of the children and adapt their support appropriately in a responsive way. Whether you are new to the role or have experience to bring, you will receive coaching and mentoring from experienced teachers and leaders in the academy and trust to ensure that you are supported in all aspects of what you do.

Therefore, we welcome applications from experienced Learning Support Assistants, as well as those looking for their first position in working as part of a school team. Our Learning Support Assistants are required to support all children in the school, including those with more complex needs. No role in our school is solely one to one support, interventions or class based- the needs of the children on a particular day always come first. Each of our Learning Support Assistants works with children with complex needs across the school day.

Green Park Village Primary Academy is a highly inclusive setting, valuing all children’s achievements and their diversity, ensuring that each child is given every opportunity to meet their full potential and shine in whatever they would like to do.

At Green Park Village Primary Academy we want to provide opportunities for all children to have exceptional futures.

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for someone with a passion for inclusion and SEN/D. We want someone who can live and breathe inclusion and diversity, celebrate the range of children we have at Green Park Village Primary Academy and champion their needs to ensure that all children have every opportunity to succeed. This starts with a candidate who has a willingness to interact with and support all children in our school. We’re looking for someone who is a team player, who can work alongside the energetic and skilled learning and teaching team and be flexible to what is required for smooth running of the children’s school day.

We want someone who has:

  • The motivation to achieve the very best for the children in our care and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humour
  • Good organisational skills
  • Creativity which drives all aspects of support for learning and teaching.

In return we can offer:

  • A firm commitment to you and your professional development
  • Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and Governors
  • A growing learning community
  • Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference
  • Coaching and mentoring from the trust and school teachers and leaders
  • Fantastic trust wide CPD opportunities
  • Vast opportunities for career progression

Building our school has involved dedication, commitment and hard work from all our team involved to date. We would not be where we are without the contribution of all of our team (past and present) and the willingness to apply themselves to all needing doing. We ask that all learning support staff are flexible to the needs of the school as we grow and this may involve being a specialist within a phase or being willing to support across phases.

Closing Date
Applications considered on receipt
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The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to Gemma Jackson, Head Teacher,  [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.


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 and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
  • A great ECT experience,
  • Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,

As part of REAch2 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.