Learning Assistant

Job advert

Are you an experienced Learning Assistant or ambitious to pursue a career in education? Are you looking for a supportive and engaging working environment, one in which you will be valued and developed? In William Morris and Longford Park schools you will find all of these things and you will be supported by a leadership team judged Outstanding by OFSTED. 


  • School: Longford Park School & William Morris School, Banbury.
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Salary: £16,497-£19,974 FTE
  • Hours: 32.5 hours/week, 39 weeks per year (term time +1)
  • Contract: Full Time and Permanent 
  • Job Expires: Tuesday November 19th 2019
  • Interviews: TBC     


GLF Schools is looking for Learning Assistants to work across primary schools in Banbury; our Outstanding school William Morris and the newly opened Longford Park.


We are looking for Learning Assistants with experience in SEND to join our growing team, having the flexibility to work in class whilst they are likely to support pupils on a one to one basis.


This role is a full time, term time only position, commencing at the candidates earliest convenience. Candidates need to have the flexibility to work across both schools, as and when required.



Core Purpose

  • To support the education and progress of an assigned child who needs additional support with their learning.

Key Responsibilities

  • To complement the work of the teaching staff in the classroom by contributing to a range of teaching and learning activities with a child on a one to one or small group  basis.
  • To assist with planning, preparation and development of work programmes for an individual and prepare resources to support learning activities.  
  • To monitor and evaluate the child’s progress and report on this to the class teacher.
  • To be familiar with the intervention programmes (IEP, PSP, Risk Assessments) or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) of the individual and to use this knowledge to inform support of the child.
  • To maintain records of intervention: completion of daily log book, upkeep of a personal folder of pupil need, records of 1:1; and to make these available for inspection upon request by the SENDco or other another senior member of staff.  
  • To work collaboratively as part of a team to ensure that the well-being, social and personal development of the assigned child enhances learning opportunities and life skills.  
  • To deliver specified work and nurture interventions to the assigned pupil as determined by the SENDCo.
  • To develop and uses specialist skills, in for example, literacy, numeracy or science, to contribute to student learning.  
  • To maintain confidentiality in and outside the workplace.
  • To understand and assist in interpreting school policies.  
  • To promote high standards of behaviour and a good working ethos.
  • To develop effective working relationships within the school.
  • To contribute to the wellbeing of children according to our policy.
  • To participate in our cycle of professional development


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 would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.


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.



GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure. 



We are passionate about creating a culture of wellbeing where all staff and students are valued and supported so that we can all ‘grow, learn and flourish’.



We welcome applicants from under- represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.