Learning Support Assistant - Maternity Cover

Closing date: Thursday 30th Nov 2023

Vacancy details

Reports to: DFO/Assistant Headteacher SENDCO

Start date: Jan 24

Grade: Grade 5 (Scale point 7-12)

Salary: £24,294 - £26,421  (actual salary will be pro-rata to contract type)

Contract type: 37 hours per week, term time only, temp linked to maternity leave

Do you want to be part of a team that will help children to do the seemingly impossible?

We are looking for an exceptional Learning Support Assistant to work with  students with Education Health Care Plans (EHCP).  You will join a strong team providing in class, small group and 1:1 support for pupils with learning difficulties.

The right candidate will be totally aligned to our values of hard work, trust and fairness and completely committed to our mission: the school will get students to attend the best university, or real alternative, succeed in their dream job and thrive in all aspects of their life.

At Tanfield School we are creating a culture of success through the operation of strict routines and protocols, an unwavering focus on results and by offering the very best teaching and support. If you want to work in an environment where you will really make a difference, Tanfield is for you.

Why choose us?

Culture of high expectations

Focus on feedback NOT marking

Weekly coaching

Visible SLT

Learn more:

Or call the school on 01207 232881 and speak to Steven Clough, Headteacher, to discuss the role further.


Closing date for applications: 9am Thursday 30th Nov 23

Interviews will take place: TBC


Tanfield School is committed to safeguarding children and the appointment will be subject to receipt of an Enhanced DBS clearance, safer recruitment procedures, satisfactory references and completion of a six-month probationary period.

Eden Learning Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Applicants with disabilities will be invited for an interview if the essential job criteria are met.

How to apply

Begin by downloading the support staff application pack and following the guidance within. Once you have completed the application form return to this page and click the second button below to send your completed application via email. Alternatively you can email directly.

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