Learning Support Assistant, 37hpw (Term Time Only) (Ridgeway Primary Academy)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
01/03/2024 12:00
£23,893 per annum (actual salary of £21,080 per annum)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Ridgeway Primary Academy, South Shields
Number of posts:
Closing date:
1 Mar
Further Information
Learning Support Assistant
SCP 6 £23,893 per annum working 37 hours per week term time only which equates to an actual salary of £21,080 per annum.
One Year Contract

We are delighted to be offering an opportunity to join Ridgeway Primary Academy’s amazing staff, working as part of our SEND Team. You will join a dedicated team of specialist staff who have the fabulous task of supporting children with additional needs to access the curriculum and helping them to be ready for lives filled with success.
Ridgeway is a popular, inclusive 2-form entry primary school with 450 on role at the heart of a vibrant and supportive community. Our children are enthusiastic learners, supported by a staff team who bring energy and a determination to support children to be their very best. Our school motto is, ‘Proud, Unique, Ambitious’: we recognise the different strengths of our children and we help them to unlock their potential – and children and staff alike are proud of that achievement.
We are seeking to appoint a kind, flexible and energetic Learning Support Assistant to work in our school. Applicants will have a proven track record of supporting children and an understanding of SEND. In addition, the successful candidate will:
  • Have drive, passion, determination and boundless energy;
  • Have high expectations of themselves, all children and the school community as a whole;
  • Understand how to engage children in learning to secure good progress;
  • Never give up on children;
  • Work effectively with parents and families. 

We can offer:
  • An amazing staff team to work with;
  • A supportive and dynamic leadership team;
  • Commitment to your continued professional development;
  • Wonderful, friendly, enthusiastic and well-behaved children;
  • Supportive and committed governors and trust colleagues. 

Please have a look at our website at www.ridgewayprimaryacademy.co.uk to get an idea of who we are.

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Friday 1 March 2024. Please return completed applications to dayna.hancock@tynecoast.academy
Ridgeway Primary Academy and Tyne Coast Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS with barred list check. 

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, an online search will be completed on all shortlisted applicants prior to interview. Any relevant information will be discussed further with the applicant during the interview process. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone who discloses a disability where their application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

Application packs and further information can be found on the Tyne Coast Academy Trust website https://www.tynecoast.academy/join-our-team-current-vacancies/ or by contacting Dayna Hancock, HR Administration Assistant at dayna.hancock@tynecoast.academy

The Application form can also be found saved in ‘Supporting documents’
Tyne Coast Academy Trust is the Employer, and the role is based at Ridgeway Primary Academy.