Learning Support Assistant


36 hours a week, five days a week, term-time plus one week

  • Level 1 (P3– P5) £26,634 - £27,030 FTE (pro-rata £22,781 - £23,119)
  • Level 2 (P5-P7) £27,030 -£27,855 FTE (pro rata £22,781 - £23,825)
  • NOR: 1250 | 325 in 6th Form

Our school is very highly regarded, heavily oversubscribed and enjoys consistently outstanding examination results. Finchley Catholic is a very rewarding place to work with a supportive collegiate atmosphere. This post is for term time only, plus 5 Inset Days and for 36 hours per week, to support students before, during and after school.

Applications are invited for the above Learning Support Assistant (LSA) posts to support students who have been identified as having Special Educational Needs.

You will: 

  • Work with teachers in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lessons/work plans as appropriate 
  • Set high expectations with all students 
  • Differentiate work for designated students, ensuring they are achieving a good level of progress 
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom 
  • Work closely within the SEND department and the wider staff

You are: 

  • Friendly and approachable with excellent communication skills 
  • Able to motivate and inspire 
  • Committed to achieving high standards of learning and behaviour for all children

We offer:

  • An exceptional opportunity to join a successful, collegiate, and outstanding Inclusion department.
  • A warm, vibrant, and supportive school environment, including a meaningful "buddy programme" to aid your transition
  • A strong emphasis on continuous professional development (CPD), supported by a comprehensive induction programme
  • An entrepreneurial and proactive culture that encourages initiative and innovation
  • A school that fosters opportunities for growth and supports staff ambitions
  • A dedicated "wellbeing day" for all staff after one year of service

The Level 1 post does not necessarily require previous LSA / TA experience. It may be suitable for those considering a move into teacher training. If you are applying for the Level 2 position, previous experience as a Learning Support Assistant / Teaching Assistant is a pre-requisite. Please state either your current area of expertise or area of responsibility.

Finchley Catholic High School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as such all candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applications from non-Catholics who are willing to support the values and ethos of a Catholic school are warmly invited.

Application deadline: Midday on Monday 10th June 2024

Please note, we reserve the right to interview suitably qualified and talented candidates in advance of the deadline.

Candidates wishing to visit the school are welcome to do so by appointment. 
A completed application form should be returned to the Headteacher, Niamh Arnull, at recruitment@finchleycatholic.org.uk