Learning Assistant

Skegness Academy

This vacancy is now closed


Salary: £18,592 - £18,933 per annum (£13,871 - £14,149 pro rata)

We are looking for a Learning Assistant to provide support with SEND students across the Academy.

The Role:

The ideal Learning Assistant will reinforce the excellent work of the teaching staff by supporting individuals or small groups both within and outside of the classroom environment as well as providing cover in the library when needed. You will be a professional role model to the pupils, with the confidence to challenge and the creativity to motivate. This role includes some pupil supervision duties.

To be successful you must have:

  • excellent communication skills,
  • the ability to provide support that is second to none,
  • experience of working in a school environment with special educational needs children would be advantageous,
  • first rate team working skills,
  • a professional approach and high personal standards,
  • a First Aid qualification or a willingness to undertake training

This role is suitable for both experienced professionals who wish to progress their career and candidates who want to begin their career in a learning rich environment.

About Us:

The Skegness Academy, part of the Greenwood Academies Trust, is located in the seaside town of Skegness on the beautiful Lincolnshire coast and is on a renewed journey towards ‘Outstanding’. It opened in 2010 and occupies a large site with extensive sports facilities, green space and new and refurbished buildings which give pupils and staff a high-quality learning environment.

The Academy, led by Todd Johnson, Principal, has a very vibrant, supportive and hardworking team, committed to promoting high achievement in education whilst ensuring that standards of behaviour and uniform are impeccable.  Pupils are supported to not only achieve highly but also to ensure they are prepared for their future through a variety of enrichment opportunities. 

In Return:

Working for the GAT, you can be assured that you will be contributing to helping support our mission to enable every child to do their best.  All our academies work collaboratively together 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 Learning Alliance to enhance your professional growth. 

We would love to discuss the role further with perspective candidates, to arrange this please contact Jayne Abbott, PA to the Principal, on jabbott@skegnessacademy.org.

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 prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.