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Learning Support Assistant (£500 bonus)




Sheridan School, Thetford Road, Northwold, Thetford, IP26 5LQ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£16,500 per annum


37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday

Job Advert Role Description

Because we want you to get off to the best start with us we are giving you an extra £250 to you when you first start with us, and then when you are settled in in 6 months’ time we will give you an extra £250 for your hard work.

We are searching for a talented Learning Support Assistant to be a key member of our team, providing standards of person-centred support and care to our service users.  As a Learning Support Assistant, you'll build good relationships with service users and their families.

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK.  With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Sheridan School offers an integrated programme of education and therapy for young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, compounded by complex learning difficulties such as Autism, Attachment Disorder and Mixed Neuro Developmental Disorders.

The role of Learning Support Assistant is to assist in providing the best possible environment in which the educational support and developmental needs of individual learners can be met.  Energy and initiative is vital experience, however is not essential providing you have a willingness to learn and the compassion and patience needed to support.  Due to some elements of the role and our location, it is a requirement of the role that candidates have a clean driving license and access to their own vehicle.

What we’d like from you:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational skills
  • To be a great team player
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those who we support.

What we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Just Drive scheme
  • SMART Pension option.

*Candidates referred by an agency or other 3rd party may not be eligible for the joining bonus

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.


About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.



Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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