Learning Support Assistants, Surrey, starting September 2013.

Learning Support Assistants

£14,233 – £17,655 per annum


Wishmore Cross Academy, part of the Academies Enterprise Trust, is a residential special school in Chobham, Surrey, for boys aged 11 to 16 years who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. We provide a highly effective and individual package of education, care and pastoral support to young people who may have had only negative experiences of school. A safe, caring environment supported by high levels of staffing ensures each pupil has the opportunity to make progress and achieve their full potential.

We are looking for two Learning Support Assistants to work in partnership with teaching and other educational support staff to provide learning support for pupils.  The LSAs will work as directed by teaching staff within a structured teaching situation or individually as required in accordance with Academy policies and procedures.  One post would suit someone with a particular interest in supporting maths or science and the other to support PE and outdoor education.

The successful candidates will have a good standard of education and will have experience of working with children in a school environment.  Some knowledge of specific learning difficulties and a variety of strategies to support children would be an advantage.

All applicants will be required to visit the Academy prior to shortlisting.  All interviewees to shadow LSA during week beginning 08 July and interviews are scheduled to take place 17 July 2013.

As the sponsor, the AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of the AET academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be offered membership of a private Health Cash Plan, the Ford Advantage Scheme and be entitled to Childcare Vouchers.

These permanent positions are for 34 hours per week, 39 weeks per year and are required for September 2013.

Closing date: 05 July 2013.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

For further information on this position and to make an application please visit: www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/careers


Each of the academies within the AET is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts.