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Swalcliffe Park School

Learning Support Assistant / KS3 / KS4 / KS5

Reference: 15ba055d-37c5-4245-bf31-57bfaaa0e974
Employer: Swalcliffe Park School
Location: Banbury
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Learning Support Assistant(Key Stage 3 and/or 4 or 5) who is a team player, with the ability to use initiative and be adaptable and flexible in their approach to work, with excellent interpersonal, communication and IT skills is required to join our team at Swalcliffe Park School.

SALARY: £23,114 – £23,893 per annum actual (NJC Points 4-6) – NJC Pay award pending for 2024/25

BENEFITS: Generous Holiday (13 weeks paid holiday to be taken in school holidays), NEST Pension Scheme, Sickness entitlement 2 weeks full pay 2 weeks half pay

LOCATION: Swalcliffe, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire (OX15)

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Term-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 37.5 Hours per Week – 39 Weeks Term Time


We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Learning Support Assistant who is a team player, with the ability to use initiative and be adaptable and flexible in their approach to work, with excellent interpersonal, communication and IT skills.

Swalcliffe Park School provides specialist residential education and care for around 70 secondary aged boys (10-19 yrs) all of whom are on the Autism Spectrum. We offer excellent working conditions in a beautiful environment, including paid school holidays, opportunities for career development and staff training.

We are currently seeking to employ a highly motivated and professional Learning Support Assistant to join our established team. Duties include supporting Key Stage 3 and/or 4 or 5 students in a range of learning situations both in school and within the community.

Working as a Learning Support Assistant you will uphold the vision, holistic ethos and policies of the school and work in compliance with the school’s Quality of Life Framework. You will work collaboratively with colleagues to help ensure that the school maintains an “Outstanding” Ofsted judgement for the quality of education and care provided for all students.


Some of your duties as a Learning Support Assistant in a Key Stage Education Team (KS3 and/or 4 or 5) will include:

  • Working effectively with groups and individual students within the classroom
  • Supporting students with homework and assignments outside the classroom
  • Supporting students with revision and access arrangements for exams
  • Observing behaviour and learning styles of individual students to inform target setting
  • Supporting them in a variety of learning activities to enhance their opportunities for independence and social inclusion, either onsite or in the community
  • Supporting the implementation of specific student interventions devised by teachers, therapists or the Literacy Coordinator
  • Fulfilling the role of key worker for nominated student, as well as participating in the duty and cover rota at breaks and lunchtimes
  • Ensuring compliance with Health and Safety requirements of the Education Team ensuring risk assessments and safe methods of working are appropriately utilised
  • Applying the policies, procedures and practice for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children are implemented effectively within SPS’ Education Team, along with relevant Local Safeguarding Children Board policies and procedures
  • Working in partnership with children and their families in partnership with other professionals to enable change to build resilience in families


As a Learning Support Assistant you will have the following skills, experience and attributes:

  • Minimum of GCSE Level education, including Mathematics and English at Grade 4 (formerly C) or above or equivalent (essential)
  • An interest and experience of working with children, young people and/or adults with Autism and associated language/communication difficulties (desirable)
  • Experience of working within either an educational setting or youth and community work environment (essential)
  • Being proficient IT skills in database, word processing, PowerPoint, and email. SPS uses Microsoft Office applications (essential)
  • Having excellent interpersonal and communication skills – effective in a variety of settings and range of people (essential)
  • A full driving licence and be eligible and be willing to drive a school vehicle to transport students to community-based activities (desirable)

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer.



To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details.


This job is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of Swalcliffe Park School


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