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Learning Support Assistant




Tadley Court School, Tadley Common Road, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 3TB

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£14,764.70 per annum (£9.04 per hour)


37.5 per week (term time only 08:00 - 16:00 or 08:30 - 16:30)

Job Advert Role Description

Tadley Court School are recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant to be a key member of our teaching support team.  Set in a semi-rural location within four acres of beautifully mature grounds, Tadley Court School is a co-educational school specialising in the care and education of pupils between the ages of 5 to 19 who are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum with associated learning difficulties. Children may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and lack of social understanding.

Within our safe, structured and predictable environment, pupils will develop the skills needed to live as independently as possible, so that they are able to enjoy their lives and make real life choices as they reach adulthood.

This role is to work 38 weeks of the year, term time only, between the hours of 08:00 - 16:00 or 08:30 - 16:30.

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will:

  • Work with our young people as a key member of our team to enhance the education of our students
  • Support our young people to achieve their full potential
  • Be flexible in your approach to respond to the changing needs of our students
  • Commit to safeguarding our children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

To support our young people to achieve their full potential, you will have:

  • Previous experience of working with children and young people with autism although this is not essential as full training is provided
  • Excellent communication skills, along with patience and enthusiasm
  • A high degree of emotional resilience and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

For amazing work, we give amazing rewards:

  • Online discounts and cash back for high street to holidays
  • Free monthly £1,000 colleague lotto
  • We pay for your DBS
  • Career Pathways – Our commitment to your career progression
  • Amazing charity schemes
  • Free parking on site
  • Cash for colleagues - Earn money for friends you recommend.

Career Pathways – we don’t just offer you a job, we offer you a career! 

If you would like to find out more or if you have specific questions to ask before making an application please contact Dianne Price, School Business Manager on 07795 636193.

If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home we have care and education roles available across the country for temp, part-time and full time roles.

Division DBS info


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 may be requested prior to interview for 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. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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