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BJS - LSA Part Time

Learning Support Assistant (JG3)

School:            Backwell C of E Juniors

Hours:             Part Time - 25 hours per week (8.30am – 1.30pm) covering lunch times too

Contract:        Fixed Term for 1 year pending a staffing review

Start:                1st September 2021 – 31st August 2022

Grade:            JG3 SCP 5

Pay:                 £19,312 fte (£11,311 pro rata)

Backwell C of E Junior is seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant (JG3) to support children with a range of needs.  This position is a full time, fixed term contract position for 12 months.  This contract will be reviewed pending a staff review.

We have a clear pedagogy and high expectations of all members of our school community.  We seek to ensure that teaching and learning is of the highest quality and enable reflective practice and dialogue.  It is a welcoming inclusive school with a strong Christian ethos. We are a 420 place Federation split over 2 sites with beautiful buildings set in lovely green surroundings. Both West Leigh Infant School and Backwell C of E Junior School are part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership MAT.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be passionate about making a difference to all children.
  • Have some experience in working with children in a classroom setting and ideally have experience of working with children who have Social Emotional Mental Health needs, a diagnosis of conditions such as Autism or other high level needs such as global delay.
  • Be aspirational for every child and believe that every child can, and will, learn but might not have learnt something yet.
  • Be flexible and able to adapt their practice to ensure effective learning.
  • Have strong pupil management skills so that classes continue to learn in a calm and       structured way.
  • Be able to build strong and positive relationships with colleagues, children and parents.
  • Be a reflective practitioner with a strong desire to learn and improve.
  • Hold Level 2 qualifications as a minimum.

We can offer you:

•          A fabulous working environment with children who really want to learn

•          A friendly and successful school

•          A growing school with a dedicated and hard-working staff

•          Opportunities to work across the phases both within the Junior and Infant setting

•          Excellent CPD opportunities


The Federation of West Leigh Infant School and Backwell C of E Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all in our community to share this commitment. Any appointment will be subject to full enhanced DBS checks (including Barred List Information) and satisfactory references.

School Visits

School visits are encouraged to take place after school.  To arrange a visit please contact the School Office on 01275 463274.


Please apply for the position using the Lighthouse Schools Partnership Application Form. Further details are available from the School Website Federation of West Leigh Infant School and Backwell C of E Junior School - Federation Vacancies ( or School Office on 01275 462632.

Please return completed electronic applications to

Closing date for applications:             12 noon Monday 5th July 2021

Interview date:                                        Friday 9th July 2021

This post will commence:                    1st September 2021