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Learning Support Assistant

Please Note: Despite the ongoing COVID 19 restrictions, Welling School can confirm the process of recruitment will continue through reasonable adjustments; please continue to apply.

  • Start date: April/ May 2021 (or sooner)
  • Deadline: 1 March 2021 - 10.00am 
  • Interviews: tbc
  • Location: Welling School – City Region
  • Scale: Scale 6 -  (Full time salary £27,457) Actual salary £23,410 
  • Appointment: Full Time & Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours a week (39 weeks per year)

Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and flourish as confident learners with the highest aspirations, ready for a bright and successful future and ready for the world in which they will work and live. We are relentless in our pursuit of the very best for all our students. We understand challenges but do not accept them as limitations.

Welling School is an all ability, co-educational 11-18 school, located in the London borough of Bexley. As well as serving our local community we welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds and areas. Each of them bringing their own part to make up the Welling School Community.   We are proud to be part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) which is one of the largest Multi Academy Trusts in South East England with over 40 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT family.  At Welling our shared values are to be:

  • Ambitious 
  • Kind
  • Active

 See our website for further information about the school

  We are looking for a creative and inspiring colleague to work alongside our teachers in supporting our students – particularly those who need us even more, in order to achieve their absolute best often because they have complex and individual needs. Sometimes you will be working with individuals or small groups in our specialist learning support areas and at other times you will be supporting in mainstream classrooms - making a real difference to our students and their progress. No two days will ever be the same - although they will always be rewarding and exciting.

Your previous experience as a learning support professional is less important to us than your clear vision on what can be achieved for our students and how we can motivate and inspire them to achieve great things. Because you have a calm, personable and patient manner and because you are creative, persistent and interested you will know why that is. An interest in supporting students in developing self regulation would be advantageous.

Our new colleague will have an unstinting belief that every young person, whatever their starting point can make and sustain exceptional progress and that our purpose is to change lives.

You will have access to on-going development opportunities and the support of a forward thinking, successful multi-academy trust. You will be joining a team of strong and experienced school professionals who will do whatever it takes to help you to succeed in your new and exciting role.

As well as having a passion for young people and their futures our colleague will:

  • be a dynamic professional with a desire for rapidly improving standards
  • have a commitment to your own professional development and learning how best to support students in being successful
  • understand the need to be creative and well prepared 
  • bring an unwavering commitment to doing whatever it takes
  • have the ability to engage, inspire and build excellent relationships with both students and staff
  • be emotionally intelligent, able to maintain a sense of calm and demonstrate excellent patience.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly ambitious team of staff and make a real impact on our students’ lives. The successful candidate will have the chance to work with students across the full age and ability range.

Contact Information:

Informal discussions and/or visits are actively encouraged.  To arrange a visit or discuss the post, please contact Victoria Edwards, HR adviser on 020 8304 8531 or email  

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and we expect all applicants to share this commitment.  Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and past employment checks.