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Learning Partner (30.83 hrs) at West Leigh Infants

School:            West Leigh Infant School

Hours:              30.83 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8.30am – 3:10pm (half hour unpaid                   break)

                        Term Time Only.  Including 5 Inset Days

Contract:         Fixed Term - Subject to a review of the school’s budget and staffing review

Start:                as soon as possible – 31st August 2024

Pay scale        JG4: SCP 7 – 11 (£24,294 - £25,979 fte)

                        (£17,780 - £19,013 pro rata)



The Governors are seeking to appoint Learning Partners to support children at West Leigh Infant School.


West Leigh Infant school is a 2 form entry and is strongly committed to the community it serves.  This post offers an exciting opportunity to join a very supportive team dedicated to ‘making a difference’ for each of our children.


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. We are a 420 place Federation split over 2 sites with beautiful buildings set in lovely green surroundings. Both West Leigh Infants and Backwell Juniors are part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership MAT.


Key Tasks

  1. To support the delivery of direct instructional support for pupils in whole class situations, in small groups and individually as directed following work plans created by the teacher/SENDCO and with the support of the class teacher.
  2. To deliver brief, but intensive, structured interventions which supplement the learning in the classroom and enable pupils to retain access to high quality universal provision.
  3. To provide ‘teaching triage’: Whilst roving the classroom keeping pupils on task (whilst the teacher works with a group) identify pupils who are having difficulty with a particular task, and who need further help, and flag this to the teacher for support. (Assessment for learning)
  4. To help all pupils develop essential skills underpinning learning, through the use of scaffolding techniques (such as those contained within the EEF scaffolding framework) to enable pupils to become independent learners. 
  5. To support teachers in planning, preparation and assessment and other administrative tasks to support learning. 
  6. Foster and develop supportive relationships with all children.
  7. Work well as part of a team to support colleagues across the setting where needed under the direction of the SENDCO e.g., supporting another colleague when/if intimate care is required.
  8. To deliver structured activities and supervision for pupils during lunch breaks with a particular focus on physical activities and behaviour management.
  9. To develop and maintain effectiveness by taking responsibility for your own continuing professional development.
  10. To contribute to overall aims and objectives of the school, working within agreed policies and procedures. E.g., Making a full commitment to working to safeguard pupils, following school code of conduct, safer working practice etc.


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.
  • 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 NVQ 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 dedicated and hard-working staff
  • A positive learning environment
  • Supportive staff, governors, parents, church and community


Safeguarding Statement:

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership – West Leigh Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all in our community to share this commitment.  Suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process.  As part of the shortlisting process an online search will be carried out.  All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check.


We are also committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.


Visits to school

Visits to the school from prospective candidates are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed.  Please book an appointment via phone (01275 463274)


All applications should be received through our eRecruit system.  Please use this link.

Closing Date:              Noon Thursday 28th September 2023

Interview Date:           Monday 2nd October 2023