Learning Support Assistant
Ranikhet Academy
Spey Road Tilehurst, Reading, Reading RG30 4ED
Start Date
September 2024
RG3 (SCP 5 – 11), Full time equivalent: £23,500 - £25,979 pa, pro rata Actual salary approx. £19,035 - £21,043

About the Role

Ranikhet Academy is a successful primary school and we are currently seeking a Learning Support Assistant to provide help and support to our amazing children. The Learning Support Assistant role is vital to the school and involves supporting children with a variety of needs.  

 In particular, successful applicants should have: 

  • At least one years experience of working with children in the primary age range 
  • Experience of working with children in a friendly, busy environment 
  • An understanding of children with SEN needs 
  • Level 2 qualification in play work/childcare  
  • A current food hygiene certificate (desirable) 
  • Paediatric first aid qualification (desirable) 
  • Knowledge of child safeguarding procedures 

You should: 

  • Have excellent communication skills 
  • Have the ability to build effective relationships with students, parents and other staff 
  • The ability to relate in a firm and friendly way with a wide range of personalities 
  • The ability to use initiative 
  • Be willing to undertake direction and guidance 
  • Have a good understanding of behaviour management strategies 
  • Be able to work as part of a team 

 In return we can offer you:  

  • The chance to be part of a Multi-Academy Trust that genuinely cares about YOU 
  • The chance to work with a supportive team. 
  • An excellent CPD training programme with REAch2 and beyond. 
  • A tenacious and courageous senior leadership team who care fervently about inclusion and promote creativity and thinking outside of the box 
  • Fun-loving, energetic and enthusiastic pupils (and staff). 
  • Proactive parents waiting to join us on our journey to excellence 
  • Membership of a Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS, 
  • 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. 

 Background about the School 

Ranikhet Academy belongs to the staff, the children and the community. We are a one form entry Primary School. We have an inclusive culture where we celebrate our diverse community. We have 3 school rules – Be Ready, Be Respectful and Be Safe. All our children, staff and families follow these 3 rules so that we have an inclusive learning environment where we all feel Proud to Belong. 

Our school sits in the heart of a community. We warmly welcome visits from members of our local community to build relationships, support local causes and encourage our children to have high aspirations. Parent and pupil voice is incredibly important to us and feedback we get from children, parents and community directly influences our practice. 

Our children experience a rich curriculum with excellent teaching and learning. Classrooms are inclusive and we have high expectations of all children. We plan the curriculum that our children need which includes key learning experiences and collaborative projects inside and outside the classroom. 

Closing Date
Midday, Monday 20 May 2024
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent 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.

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,
  • A competitive salary,
  • Term-time only and flexible working
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,

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.