Orchard Junior 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.

There are currently two vacancies for Learning Support Assistants.  

Role 1: Mornings only, every day (18.75 hours)

Role 2: Two mornings plus alternate Wednesdays (9.375 hours) as part of a job share 


We are looking for enthusiastic, organised, experienced and caring people to join our friendly team of staff as soon as possible. The posts are permanent.

The roles will mainly involve supporting groups of children in their learning under the direction of the class teacher, as well as providing general classroom assistance as well. As well as academic needs, the successful candidates will also be required to support the pastoral needs of the children as required.

You must:

·          Have empathy with pupils and be sympathetic to their needs

·          Have excellent literacy/numeracy skills

·          Have well developed interpersonal skills and a good sense of humour, enabling effective relationships with a variety of different people

·          Be a team worker

·          Be able to use ICT effectively to support learning

·          Demonstrate good communication skills and be able to clarify and explain instructions clearly

·          Be professionally discrete and able to respect confidentiality on particular issues


In terms of qualifications and experience you will ideally:

·          Have a working knowledge of the national  curriculum, particularly literacy and numeracy requirements, and other relevant learning programmes/strategies

·          Be trained at least to NVQ3 standard in childcare

·          Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a teaching/learning/child support working environment

The Learning Support Team at Orchard is highly skilled, dedicated and lots of fun so the successful candidate will have plenty of support in a happy environment.

Salary Range - Grade B or C from £15,669 - £17,955 (FTE) depending upon experience, salary is pro rata, term time only.

Closing date for applications:           Friday 30th June at 12.00 p.m.

Interview date:                                    Thursday 6th July

For an application pack please contact the school on 023 8084 3162 or by email to adminoffice@orchard-jun.hants.sch.uk.  Alternatively the documents that form the pack can be viewed below. Applications are accepted by post or email.

                Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.  To make an appointment to visit the school, please phone 023 8084 3162.

         Invites to interview will be sent out by email so it is essential that you include your email address on your application form.

                                                 All vacancies will be advertised on Hampshire County Council's Jobs website at  


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