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Learning Support Assistant (LSA) in Reception Class

Learning Support Assistant (LSA) in Reception Class including Lunchtime Supervision

Closing Date: Monday 20th June 2022 midday

Interviews: Friday 24th June 2022

Job start: 1st September 2022

Contract: Temporary Maternity Cover

Hours: Five days per week, 32.5 hours a week 8.30am-3.30pm term time only

Salary: Grade B–C depending on experience equates to £14,554-£15,636 pro rata (FTE £18,887-£20,290)

This role is for Maternity cover absence and will be a one-year contract initially. We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to support the Reception Class in our inclusive, successful village school. We are proud to be a Church of England school and provide a happy, stimulated environment in which every pupil feels secure.  We focus on our values of ‘Love, Courage and Community’ to support all our amazing pupils and every member of our hard working staff works together to educate and develop each child on their learning journey over their seven years in primary school.

Key areas of work to include specifically;

  • To work alongside our super Year R teacher to create a cohesive learning environment.
  • To work with all pupils to support and extend learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • To have an inclusive attitude and be flexible to offer additional support for any children with SEND
  • Able to take responsibility and use own ideas to support individual and groups of pupils working with you
  • To support and work with the teacher in ongoing assessments and in using ‘Tapestry’
  • To deal with any behavioural needs in conjunction with the teacher and using our school policies and systems
  • To support effective lunch and playtime cover as a Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant as part of the role

Desirable skills and experience;

  • Interest and experience in working with children within an Infant setting
  • An understanding of how primary schools work (systems/policies/experience)
  • Relevant qualifications and training e.g. a degree qualification, Childcare qualifications, ELSA and/or specific learning support programmes within a school or childcare setting
  • Experience working with children in a school or nursery environment
  • A passion for the importance of play based learning


  • Empathy with pupils needs
  • A love for Early Years learning
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible, quick thinking and child centred
  • A team player with excellent people skills

As a school we will offer;

  • Induction and training as required
  • A friendly and supportive staff team to work with
  • Well behaved and happy children to teach

You are welcome to come for a school show round on either Friday 10th or Friday 17th June.   Appointments will be available with our Headteacher or Deputy at 11am, 1pm or 4pm on each day. Please email to request a visit.

All applications must be made using the Hampshire form, which can be downloaded from the foot of this page, and emailed to

Please note we will not accept CV applications

Bentley CE Primary School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Criminal Records Bureau checks