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Vacancy Position 

Learning Support Assistant with Mid-day duty

Fixed Term Contract until 19th July 2024 



Porters Grange Primary School & Nursery, Lancaster Gardens, Southend on Sea, Essex,

SS1 2NS 



LSA Level 4 Points 4 to 7 £23,114 to £24,294 pro rata (actual salary £8,605 to £9,044) per annum 

MDA Level 3 Points 3 to 5 £22,737 to £23,500 pro rata (actual salary £2,604 to £2,691) per annum 



LSA - 16 hours and 25 minutes per week Term Time only (8:30 to 11:45) 

MDA - 5 hours per week Term Time only (11:45 to 12:45) 


Start Date 

4 January 2024 

About The Role 

Do you want to be part of a successful team making a real difference to children? Our dedicated staff provide positive and creative learning opportunities in an environment which promotes curiosity, enjoyment and a thirst for challenge. Children at Porters make very good progress due to our commitment to excellence and care. 

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic person to join our successful team, supporting pupils learning initially in our younger year groups; in the classroom setting, in small groups and through 1:1 support. 

The successful candidate will ideally have: 

  • Experience of supporting pupils in Early years 

  • Experience of working with pupils with a range of SEND 

  • GCSE A-C/equivalent in English and Maths 

  • A caring, patient nature 

  • The ability to be flexible 

  • The ability to work well within a team and independently 


As part of Portico Academy Trust, Porters Grange Primary School can offer you: 

  •  A friendly and supportive atmosphere where everyone is valued and everyone matters 

  • A nurturing environment with wonderful children who want to learn 

  • High quality professional development 

  • Opportunities for cross phase work 

  • Support and collaboration across our Trust 

  • A well-resourced school 


Please don’t take our word for it. Come and arrange a visit to see for yourself. We would love to show you our children at work 

For further details or an application pack, please contact Rebecca Sanderson, Director of HR, Portico Academy Trust, Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2JB

Telephone: 01702 987890 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Closing date: Wednesday 3 January 2024, Midday 

Interviews: Friday 5 January 2024 


Application Documents 

Support Staff Application Form 

LSA Job Description and Person Specification 

Application Email 


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