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John Ball School Learning Support Assistants

Salary details: £12737 - £13124

Job type
Part time - term time only, 25 hours per week
Contract type
Closing date
14 December 2018 12:00 PM
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The Role:

Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you want to be part of a happy, supportive and forward thinking school? Are you ready to go the extra mile to really make a difference to our children? John Ball Primary School is looking for two Learning Support Assistants with experience of working with children with autism from Nursery to Year 6.


John Ball School is situated in Blackheath Village in South East London with excellent transport links to London & Kent.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidates will have a good understanding and experience of ASD and associated difficulties. A good understanding of child development and key skills in encouraging yet challenging a child to achieve academically and socially within this setting is required, alongside knowledge of strategies to support learning. The ability to work collaboratively with parents, the class team and other professionals in a busy, vibrant school team is also essential. Good English, Mathematics and knowledge of the national curriculum as well as effective ICT skills are necessary.

 Salary Details

The posts are for 5 days per week, 25 hours, term time only, from January to July 2019.

Our LSAs are paid at Scale 3, spine points 15 to 17. The full time salary for this post would be £21,430 to £22,082. The salary will be pro-rata as this post is term time only and part time. (Actual salary £12,737 to £13,124 approx.) 

Further information:

What do you need to know about us?

We were inspected by Ofsted in November 2013 and judged outstanding in all areas. Ofsted said:

“The exceptional Head teacher is aptly supported by an excellent senior and middle leadership team which shares his high ambitions of an inclusive learning environment where all pupils are treated equally and make outstanding progress.”

We achieved an excellent report as part of our Inclusion Quality Mark in December 2015.

We have a strong track record with inclusion and all of our pupil groups perform very well. Our provision is strong and the successful candidate will work with a large team of staff and will have access to a wide range of well established links with other agencies and professionals.

We have a current school roll of 610 pupils and are gradually expanding to 3 forms of entry across the school; a fantastic extension and refurbishment of our building is helping us realise this.

We serve a culturally, socially economic diverse community.

Our pupils behave outstandingly well and always give their best.

We provide them with a rich and varied curriculum both in and out of the classroom.

We are a happy staff team! We support one another. People want to work with us.

We provide very good support for staff, where ever they are on their career path. 

Our parents are incredibly supportive and want to help their children to learn.

John Ball School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We implement all elements of the safer recruitment process and all posts are subject to pre-employment checks. References will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

John Ball School is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of the community, regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation 


Closing date:

The closing date is 14th December at 12 noon. Interviews will take place on 20th December. 

Application packs and further details can be obtained from our school website or by email from