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Learning Support Assistant




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 (term time only)

Job Advert Role Description

We want you to get off to the best start with us so we are giving you £250 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 talented Learning Support Assistants to be key members of our teaching team, providing standards of person-centred support and care to our young people. 

We currently have 2 x Full Time positions available.

Through your enthusiasm, creativity and caring approach, you will develop effective working relationships with students, promote learning, encourage positive interactions and build students’ resilience.

Relevant experience is desirable but not essential as a comprehensive induction, full training and support will be provided.

Our Learning Support Assistants will:

  • Ensure the safety and welfare of students
  • Promote and celebrate diversity
  • Support the class teacher with preparation, delivery and assessment of learning activities
  • Support positive interactions between students
  • Liaise with therapy staff and act upon guidance
  • Communicate with parents, carers and professionals
  • Actively contribute to the ongoing development of the school.

You will need to have a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of students, be resilient when working with students that present significant challenges but above all, be enthusiastic and optimistic about improving outcomes for students.   

The successful applicant will hold a clean driving license for at least the last 3 years as there may be a requirement to take the children out on day trips from time to time.  The school is also in a rural location which is not on a public transport route.

Your Benefits

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

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 is a specialist education provider for students aged between 8 and 16.  The school provides specialist support for students experiencing social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties, through an integrated programme of education and therapeutic support.

Students are referred to Sheridan School by local authorities, when attempts to meet their needs in mainstream schools have become problematic and a specialist setting is required.  Many students have an underlying learning difficulty such as Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, ODD and working memory difficulties.  Social factors may also contribute to students’ profile and inhibit their ability to learn.

Students are provided with a broad and balanced curriculum, that emphasises practical, functional and experiential learning.  Classes offer a stable and consistent approach with high staff/child ratios.  Students have access to a core curriculum delivered by their class team, as well as specialist subject teachers and therapists.

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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 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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