Learning Assistant

Beacon Primary Academy (Skegness)

This vacancy is now closed


Salary: £18,562 - £18,933 per annum (£12,773 - £13,028 pro rata)

Fixed term until August 2021.

We are looking for a Learning Assistant, on a fixed term basis until August 2021, to support our pupils in the classroom.

The role:

Working under the direction of the Class Teacher, you will promote development and learning, and will help to ensure full participation. This position will include working with small groups and on a one to one basis.

You will need to have:

  • experience of working with children with additional needs
  • the ability to use their initiative and personalise the pupil's learning to meet their academic and well-being needs
  • Year 3/4 curriculum knowledge
  • excellent communication and team working skills
  • experience of working within a primary school setting
  • the ability to liaise effectively with colleagues, parents and outside agencies

Knowledge and understanding of autism and ADHD is advantageous. This role is for 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, term time only (39 weeks); working pattern to be discussed at interview.

About us:

The academy, part of the Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT), is located in Skegness, Lincolnshire and currently has 210 pupils on roll. Our team is creative and forward thinking, with a fresh and dynamic approach to learning. Every staff member is fantastically talented and committed to meet the needs of every pupil. We work hard to ensure that every pupil is supported and nurtured and we understand how vital and individual each child’s learning journey is and the importance of a positive and rewarding school experience.

Our Ofsted inspection in November 2016 gave an overall ‘good’ grading with two areas being ‘outstanding’, after being open for just two years.

‘Leaders have secured a culture of care and challenge which brings out the best in each pupil. The school’s warm and welcoming environment immediately captures the imagination of pupils and adults alike.’

In Return:

Working for GAT, means you can be assured that you will be contributing to our mission to enable every child to achieve their best.  All our unique academies work collaboratively to share best practice and are supported by the expertise within the central team to enable them to focus on teaching and learning.  As a GAT employee you will receive excellent opportunities for career progression and access to bespoke CPD from the Greenwood Learning Alliance to enhance your 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.