Learning Support Assistant - Level 2

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/04/2024 23:59
N3 £23,114 - £23,500 per annum (Actual Salary £17,433 - £17,723)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Walkergate Community School, Sutton Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4SD
Number of posts:
Closing date:
22 Apr
Further Information
We have two posts available, fixed term until 31st August 2025, and part time, 32.5 hours per week. The posts are term time only plus 5 additional training days.

We're seeking to appoint Learning Support Assistants with experience of providing classroom support; to assist with the learning and personal development of all our children. Under the direction of the teacher, you will work to establish positive relationships, empathising with the needs of our children.

We are looking for Support Assistants who can inspire and who have:
  • Knowledge of the primary curriculum.
  • Learning Assistant Level 2 qualification or equivalent.
  • Motivation to work with children and young people.
  • The ability to empathise with the needs of children, establishing positive relationships.
Our school is one of six primary and secondary schools within the NEAT Academy Trust family of schools. At the heart of our trust is the aim to nurture, educate, achieve and transform the lives of all young people within the communities we serve across the North East. We have a national research school, which aims to build and strengthen networks of schools throughout the region and help them access effective education research and implement it in everyday practice.

Our school motto is ‘Together we make a difference’. At Walkergate Community School we are lucky enough to have a passionate workforce who all care for and respect the fantastic children of our school. As a research school, we are dedicated to school improvement and we all aim to provide a happy, safe and engaging school environment for the children and our staff too. 

In return we offer:
  • Great opportunities for continuing professional development and a career pathway across the trust.
  • A team of hardworking, dedicated and friendly staff where everyone is valued. 
  • The benefit of working in a highly collaborative multi academy trust.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pensions Scheme which the trust also contributes to on your behalf.
  • Recognition of previous service with other schools, academies, local government etc.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), delivered by Health Assured – the UK and Ireland’s leading wellbeing provider.
  • Good public transport links via Tyne and Wear Metro and road links from the A19 and A1058 Coast Road.
Interested? If you would like to join us and feel you could thrive here, then please read the accompanying job description and person specification, and complete an application form by clicking ‘apply now’ no later than midnight on Monday 22nd April 2024.

NEAT is committed to safer recruitment practice and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required as part of pre-employment checks. For shortlisted candidates, we will conduct an online search as part of our screening.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.