Learning Assistant

Medeshamstede Academy (Peterborough)

This vacancy is now closed


Salary: £18,562 - £19,312 per annum (£15,792 – £16,430 pro rata)

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Learning Assistant to join the Medeshamstede Academy. The Academy has a primary focus for children and young people who have Autistic/Asperger’s Spectrum Disorder. 

This is on a fixed term basis to cover maternity but could lead to a permanent role.

The successful learning assistant will support the Class Teacher to carry out a range of activities to promote learning and development. This will include working on a one to basis and in small groups as well as giving support to children with additional needs who may require physical intervention on occasion.

You will be:

  • keen to learn with a positive outlook
  • able to work on your own initiative
  • experienced in working with children
  • able to work as part of a team
  • willing to undertake training
  • enthusiastic and have the skills to challenge and motivate all our pupils.

Experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs would be advantageous. You will be joining a passionate group of colleagues who strive to achieve the best outcomes for pupils in all aspects of their lives. 

About us:

Medeshamstede Academy is a special academy in Peterborough for pupils with autism. The age range is from 4-16 years with a wide range of ability. All pupils have autism and some have SEMH and other complex needs.

We are looking for someone who can show enthusiasm and commitment to leading and developing our academy within their areas of direct responsibility.

More information can be found here: https://www.medeshamstedeacademy.org/

In return:

You can be assured that you will be joining a Multi Academy Trust that is dedicated to valuing and developing the workforce through ensuring a fair workload and offering access to bespoke CPD from the Learning Alliance to enhance professional growth.

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this position.