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Learning Support Assistant (with Mealtime Assistant duties), Upton St James Torquay


Learning Support Assistant

LSA Salary: SC Grade 2 SCP 3-5, starting salary £10,336 per annum (£18,562 FTE)

Hours/weeks: 24 hours & 35 mins per week (8.45am – 3.10pm), 38 weeks per year

Contract term: Permanent


Mealtime Assistant

MTA Salary: SC Grade 1 SCP 1-2, starting salary £2,021 per annum (£17,842 FTE)

Hours/weeks: 5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year

Contract term: Permanent


Weeks: 38 weeks per year

Contract term: Permanent

Closing date: 11th February 2022

Interview Date: 16th February 2022


We are seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant who will be able to support our children with their learning.


Upton St James is a wonderful, inclusive school on a small site with a huge heart. We are based in a Victorian school building but hold modern, nurturing values. Our strong Christian Ethos helps to create a warm, calm atmosphere, whilst priding ourselves on our high achievements. The Academy is part of the St Christopher’s Trust - a family of 17 Church and Community Schools spanning three local authorities and providing a rich network of collaboration.


Successful candidates will: -

  • Be able to assist pupils to learn and reach their full potential
  • Have high expectations and understanding of behaviour of all pupils
  • Work in partnership with the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom
  • Create and maintain a purposeful learning environment
  • Have experience of delivering interventions for children


We will offer you: -

  • Happy, enthusiastic and polite children
  • A welcoming, supportive and inclusive Christian school ethos
  • A hard-working, positive team who are dedicated to improving the lives of children
  • A commitment to high quality continued professional development


Applicants should outline the experience and expertise they would bring to this role. A relevant qualification of NVQ Level 3 is desirable. 


Please visit Vacancies | St Christopher's Multi Academy Trust (stchristophersmat.org) for an application form. Your completed application form should be returned by email to HR@stcmat.org by 9am Friday 11th February 2022. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 16th February 2022.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates. Candidates are encouraged to read our Safeguarding policy before applying.





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