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Testbourne Community School

Learning Support Assistant

Closing date: 19/07/2019 at 12:00

Job Start Date: September 2019

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Part-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: Support Staff Pay Scale Grade C £18,426 - £19,407 FTE (Actual Salary £12,014 - £12,654)

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:10pm (40 minute lunch break) 27.5 hours per week. Term time only.

Location of Role: Testbourne Community School

Contact e-mail address: recruitment@testbourne.school

Job/Person Summary

Are you interested in working with children?  Do you have an interest in a teaching career but are unsure of what phase to choose or whether it’s for you?  We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated and ambitious Learning Support Assistant to support the learning of SEN students.  This post is suitable for candidates with previous experience of working with young people, or those who wish to gain more experience before considering a career in teaching or other work with young people. Ideally you will be educated to degree level.  We will provide you with the training and development needed to launch your career into whatever role you choose. 


Testbourne Community School, an 11-16 comprehensive school with an extremely able cohort, is an Outstanding School (Ofsted 2010) which provides a forward thinking, outward looking and vibrant learning environment. We pride ourselves on the strength of staff and student relationships and we have a strong community at the heart of our ethos.  Our shared philosophy is embodied by our strapline ‘Achievement, Excellence, Integrity.’  Under the leadership of our new Headteacher, we are working together to continually raise expectations, improve our practice and raise standards of students’ achievements in order to secure our outstanding judgement for the future. 


The successful candidate will:


The role could include:

The successful candidate would ideally have some experience working in an educational environment, however, all applications will be carefully considered.

In return:

Application Procedure

Application forms and further details are available from the school website www.testbourne.school or alternatively contact recruitment@testbourne.school

We reserve the right to interview candidates before the closing date where applicable.

Testbourne Community School is an equal opportunities employer and no candidate will be disadvantaged because of race, gender, sexuality, disability or any other protected characteristic. All shortlisting exercises are completed by evaluating a candidate’s suitability in terms of the person specification and job description for the role in question.

Safer Recruitment

Testbourne Community School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Micheldever Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7JF

Telephone: 01256 892061

Website: http://www.testbourne.school

Application form