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Learning Support Assistant

Croydon Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6QH
Marden Lodge Primary and Nursery School
Part Time
FTE: £19,300.00 Pro rata £13,259.88
6th December 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
4th January 2023 12:00 PM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
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Job Reference
Start date
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  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
  • Contract length: 28.75hrs / wk, 39wks per year
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1292662

We are looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant on a one year fixed term basis to join our hardworking and dedicated staff team.

Your opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for a Learning Assistant to join our team. Ideally, the successful candidate will have previous experience of working with children. They will play a key role in individual and small group support for identified children with additional needs.

The successful individual will support the Class Teacher in the teaching and welfare of the assigned individual, ensuring they attain the targets set.

This will be a part time and fixed term contract working between 9am and 3.15pm.

About Marden Lodge Primary School

Marden Lodge is a happy, vibrant and forward thinking school, our excellent staff team are committed and dedicated in ensuring that each and every child is nurtured to achieve their personal best. We have high standards and expect the best. As part of the Chalklands Cluster, comprising of four GLF schools within the area, we have a collaborative approach towards working which means the schools work closely together to provide an exceptional educational experience to the local communities. The schools benefit from being able to share resources and support each other where needed. It will also allow for more opportunities for career progression across the cluster and give you the chance to enhance your professional development.

What we are looking for

The successful candidate should:

• Be dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated

• Be able to develop positive relationships with young children

• Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour

• Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team

• Be a confident and clear communicator with parents

• Have GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above

Why work at Marden Lodge Primary School

• A chance to work in a diverse, inclusive, vibrant and fast growing community with excellent transport links

• A supportive senior management team and wider staff body within GLF Schools

• Part of the GLF Chalklands cluster (including Hillcroft Primary, Warlingham Primary, Chestnut Park Primary, Marden Lodge Primary and Whyteleafe Primary), encouraging a collaborative approach

• Excellent CPD opportunities

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 16,000 pupils

● Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness

● 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England

● We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity

● Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

● Access to our highly competitive  Pension Scheme 

● Flexible working options

● Generous holiday allowance

● Work life and family friendly policies

● Employee wellbeing initiatives

● Career pathways and talent management

● Access to a staff benefits portal

● Community and collaboration working model

The Details

Hours: 28.75 hours per week – 9am – 3.15pm, 39 weeks of the year (term time plus INSET days including mandated training).

Salary: Associate 2 : FTE : £19,300.00

Pro Rata: £13,259.88

Schedule: Monday to Friday, 9am to 3.15pm (5.75hrs daily)

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 4th January 2023

Interview date: Thursday 5th January and Friday 6th January 2023

The school reserves the right to close the vacancy early if an applicant is progressed.


We encourage informal visits and look forward to showing you around our school.

If you would like more information about the role, please contact the school office.


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place

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