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Learning Support Assistant




Talocher School, Talocher Farm, Monmouth, NP25 4DN

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


£15,723.50 pro rata'd (£17,160.40 FTE)


40 hours per week - term time only (39 weeks)

Job Advert Role Description

As a Learning Support Assistant you will be a key member of our team, enhancing the education of our students.  This is a great opportunity to build experience working amongst young people with social, emotional and mental health, ASC and/or a range of complex learning and communication difficulties.

This role is fixed term for one year and is a term time role working 39 weeks per year.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent communication skills, along with patience and enthusiasm
  • Hold a flexible attitude which is essential in order to respond to the changing needs of our students
  • Demonstrate a high degree of emotional resilience and the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • A clean driving licence with at least 3 years driving experience is essential.

A QCF level 3 Diploma or higher in relevant care or children and young people is desirable for this role.  It is not anticipated that all new recruits to the role will have QCF Level 3 qualification but will commence the attainment process within six months of joining and will have a specific time period in which to qualify.

This role would suit those with an interest in education, teaching assistants and those looking for a rewarding career working with young people.

However, applications are also welcome from those with no experience but willing to train and learn. It is necessary that all of our staff are over 21 (to comply with the requirements of the National Minimum Standards).

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

Talocher school part of the Priory Group is a specialist schools for up to 55 girls and boys aged 7 to 19 with social, emotional and mental health, ASC and/or a range of complex learning and communication difficulties.

Our school provides a warm, welcoming and relaxed environment for young people who are unable to attend mainstream education because of their additional learning needs.

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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