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Learning Support Assistant
  • Employer: The Howard Academy Trust
  • Reference: HS/22/211285
  • Published: Wed 14/09/2022, 9:35 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/09/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 26.33 hours per week
  • Salary: NJC GRADE D2 POINTS 4 - 6 (ACTUAL SALARY - £11,462 - £11,926)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Howard School, Kent

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Learning Support Assistant

The Howard School is seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant for 26 hours 20 minutes per week, term time only, who is keen to support the education and development of young people in a variety of settings within the school.  The successful candidate will be based within the Learning Support Department and will be patient, consistent, determined, hard-working and interested in helping young people to succeed.

Our Vision

As a school, our local and national reputation where our outcomes challenge the stereotypical view of underachievement in young men continues to grow, as does the perception that we hold to traditional values in standards of behaviour and uniform. We are an innovative and creative school, responding to the ever-changing needs of our students and the demands from higher education and employers. We have implemented a number of exciting changes in recent years to support our drive towards excellence.

The Howard School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. References will be requested prior to interview for those candidates short-listed. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Health and Wellbeing

We care about our staff's health and wellbeing and offer:

CareFirst - Employee Assistance Programme
Free Flu Jabs
Free Health Checks 
Access EarlyPay
Mindfulness Taster Sessions
Skills Network of 30 Free Level 2 8 – 12 week courses
Discounted gym membership at Avenue Tennis, Gillingham
Wellbeing afternoons
Access to Mental Health First Aiders
Access to industry leading CPD subscriptions
Subsidised Private Healthcare
Despite COVID-19 recruitment and hiring will continue for The Howard Academy Trust.  Applications will still be reviewed, and interviews conducted.  Please note that some activities may vary.

We reserve the right to alter our interview dates and close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  Interview dates to be confirmed.  If you wish to discuss this vacancy further, please contact Becca Boswell, HR Officer on 01634 265771 or email (

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.  We are committed to providing a mutually supportive working environment where every individual is respected, valued and included.

Please find the link to our safeguarding policy here:

Do you want to come and work for a dynamic innovative team?  Could this be the role for you?