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We are currently recruiting for the following roles:


Learning Support Assistant


Grade 6, Scale Point 12 – 17, £14,227 - £15,577 actual  (£22,368 – £24,491 FTE)


Foundry Lane is a thriving 3 form entry Primary school in the heart of Southampton. We aim to offer a rich and engaging school experience in which children are willing partners in their own learning.   We offer a safe learning environment with a welcoming atmosphere which creates a sense of belonging amongst our families.  We maintain an inclusive environment which acknowledges and respects children from diverse family and cultural backgrounds.  We achieve all this by inspiring, motivating and challenging our pupils.


We are looking for a dedicated, kind and resilient Learning Support Assistant to join our team.


The successful candidate will be working either on a one to one basis supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorders or providing general classroom support.


For this position you will need to be able to demonstrate a broad range of skills, preferably the successful candidate will have worked successfully with SEN pupils in previous roles.  Successful candidates will need to fully commit to Foundry Lane’s values and ethos and be able to articulate examples of how these have been demonstrated in previous roles.


The post is term time only, 5 days a week, 5.5hrs a day.


Applicants should be prepared to work with students who occasionally exhibit challenging behaviour, have a commitment to their education and welfare and have a fair and professional approach to adhering to School Policies.


You will need to be resilient, empathetic and caring whilst concurrently setting safe boundaries for acceptable behaviour.


We are a well-resourced school with an attractive outdoor environment and are keen to continue and enhance your professional development. We actively encourage visits to the school from interested applicants. 


Closing date for all applications is 10am on Thursday 15th~July 2021

We would anticipate interviews taking place during the week of the 19th July 2021


If you are interested in this position and would like an application form, please contact Kathryn Lugg, Business Manager, Foundry Lane Primary School, Foundry Lane, Southampton, SO15 3JT.  Kathryn can be contacted via email – k.lugg@foundrylaneprimary.co.uk or you can call the school office on 023 8077 4814. 


Foundry Lane Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of children – ensuring the wellbeing of the child is paramount. For pupils to feel that they are able to do their best and achieve their true potential, it is important that they feel safe and supported in the school environment. Everyone working within our school, whatever their role is expected to share this commitment.  In relation to safeguarding, Foundry Lane Primary School aims to ‘prevent’, ‘protect’ and ‘support’ all of its pupils.