Learning Support Assistant

The Rookeries Carleton J I & N School are looking for a full-time Learning Support Assistant to start in January 2019. For an exceptional candidate, we would also consider offering the post on a part-time basis working from 9am – 12.15pm Monday to Friday.

We need someone who is patient and caring to support a child in our Key Stage One setting. You will also need to be willing to step in to offer support to a colleague who supports a child with significant medical needs if necessary. As a Learning Support Assistant you will be a key member of our team, enhancing the education of a child in your care and ensuring they become an inclusive member of our school.

To be successful you will need to show initiative, be pro-active and be able to show knowledge of working in an educational setting preferably in a Key Stage One class.

We will offer you:

  • Opportunities for professional development
  • A positive ethos and truly amazing children
  • Friendly, supportive colleagues who are committed to continuous improvement.
  • The opportunity to make a difference to our fast moving school and ambitious Trust
  • Close and rewarding relationship with other schools in the Pontefract Academies Trust

The successful candidate will also have good numeracy and literacy skills.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school on 01977 600368.

To apply for this position and to obtain further information, please download and complete the forms on the links below:




Completed application forms should be returned either by post to Lisa Dodgson, HR Manager, Pontefract Academies Trust, C/O The Barracks Business Centre, Wakefield Road, Pontefract WF8 4HH or by emailing recruitment@patrust.org.uk no later than 10am Monday 17th December 2018.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and any satisfactory pre-employment checks. Successful applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

In accordance with the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018 and our obligations under the Childcare Act 2006, if you are shortlisted for this post you will be required to declare that you are not disqualified from working within this setting.

Salary: : SCP 14-17 £17,681 - £18,672 (£10,963.04 - £11,817.04 pro rata)
Role Level: Non-Teaching and Support
Location: The Rookeries J, I & N School
Closing Date: Monday 18th December 12AM
Start Date: January 2019
Job Specification: Download
Application Form: Download