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Learning Support Assistant

Hours of work: 29 Hours
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only 
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Friday 2nd December 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

The Eastbourne Academy
Brodrick Road
East Sussex
BN22 9RQ

Phone:   01323 514900
Email:     tea-office@swale.at
Website: www.theeastbourneacademy.org

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.  

  • £13,721 pro rata (£20,263) SAT 3
  • Permanent


Term time plus 5 staff development days, 29 hours a week.


We have an opportunity to appoint a Learning Support Assistant, to assist and support the school in all the day to day needs of the students, ensuring our students are able to access the curriculum and receive and education which provides opportunities for future development. The school has an excellent reputation for its work with all students with special needs. Our commitment is to help the students to achieve their potential. 



What we can offer:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Ride to Work Scheme;
  • Eye test reimbursement;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.


Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.


If you are interested in this post, please contact Ms Sarah Reed, SENDCo, for an informal discussion.  sarah.reed@swale.at and 01323 514900 x 330.


Completed applications should be sent to Mrs Melanie Hopkins, Headteacher’s PA and HR Liaison, tara.ion@swale.at  or by post to The Eastbourne Academy, Brodrick Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 9RQ. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.  


If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)


In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.


Interview Date: w/c 05th December 2022


Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).
For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/43239/29313

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

  • Salary
  • SAT band 3 point 11

  • Closing date
  • 02/12/2022

  • Organisation
  • The Eastbourne Academy

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 29

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education