Learning Support Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Permanent)
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
31/12/2023 12:00
£18,887.00 - £19,528.00
Hours per week:
33.5 Hours Per Week
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Thomas Bewick School, Linhope Road, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2LW
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
31 Dec
Further Information
This school has Academy status and is part of Prosper Learning Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Thomas Bewick School
Linhope Road
West Denton
Newcastle upon Tyne

Start Date : ASAP

Thomas Bewick School is a specialist provision for autistic children and young people. We cater for children and young people aged 3 -19 years with a range of abilities and differences associated with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and all of our pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). 

The school is arranged over three different sites: our Broadwood Site based in Denton Burn, and our Site 1 and Site 2, both based in West Denton. Our relevant, exciting and challenging curriculum is taught and supported by a team of caring, friendly and dedicated staff who are trained in a range of ASC specific approaches and strategies. All of our pupils have access to an autism specific environment with a range of specialist facilities and activities available to support different aspects of their learning and development. 

33.5 hrs/week, term time only + 5 training days

We are hiring skilled Learning Support Assistants with experience of supporting pupils with SEND.

Required as soon as possible.

We are looking for Learning Support Assistants with an interest in working with pupils with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and associated conditions. All pupils have significant learning difficulties and complex needs. The range of abilities stretches from Engagement Level to lower National Curriculum levels.

Permanent and fixed term positions are available.

Thomas Bewick School is a successful specialist school for pupils aged between three and nineteen years with a diagnosis of ASC located in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Prosper Learning Trust was established in January 2018 with Newcastle Bridges School and Mary Astell Academy. Thomas Bewick School joined in 2019, and Harry Watts opened in September 2020 and Gilbert Ward Academy opened in September 2023. We are striving to further build collaboration across the schools and grow as a Multi Academy Trust, whilst continuing to strengthen our relationships with schools outside the MAT for the benefit of our pupils.

The successful candidates will be deployed initially at Thomas Bewick School but will be expected to work at any Prosper Learning Trust site should the need arise.

Prosper Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work within the Trust is expected to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If you are invited for interview, you will be required to disclose convictions that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. Certain spent convictions and cautions will be ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed. Full details on protected convictions and information about which convictions must be declared during job applications can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. You will be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure and Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. This role will include Regulated Activities and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is required for this post. Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage, even if you indicate otherwise.

To learn more about Thomas Bewick School and Prosper Learning Trust, please visit www.prosperlearningtrust.co.uk

The Trust is proud to say that we match the Real Living Wage and we also offer successful candidates:

·        A friendly and supportive team of staff who are willing to share expertise and learn from one another
·        Opportunities for career development and support with development through Trust wide CPD programmes
·        Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and support from the Trust's Wellbeing Network Group
·        Access to either Teacher's Pension or Local Government Pension Scheme

Full details can be found on our website https://www.prosperlearningtrust.co.uk/121/why-work-for-us

Please note that all successful candidates will be required to complete an online pre-employment medical questionnaire.

Contact Name: Caroline Graham
Email: Caroline.graham@thomasbewick.newcastle.sch.uk