Learning Support Assistant – Morley Church of England Primary Academy


Posted on: Monday 18 September 2023 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Morley Church of England Primary Academy, Deopham Road, Morley St Botolph, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 9TS

We have an exciting opportunity to work as a Learning Support Assistant working with a child with Special Educational Needs on a 1 to 1 basis. Morley CE Primary Academy.

Trust: St Benet’s MAT

Academy Name: Morley C of E Primary Academy

Vacancy Job Title: Learning Support Assistant

Pay Scale: Scale C, Point 4

Annual Value: £21,189 full time equivalent

Pro-Rata Value: £15,326 per annum pro rata

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Hours per week: 32.5 hours per week

Term Time: 38 weeks per year

Contract: Fixed Term until 31st August 2024

Start Date: As soon as possible

We have a two exciting opportunities to work as a Learning Support Assistant working with a child with Special Educational Needs on a 1 to 1 basis at Morley CE Primary Academy.

We are looking for the ideal candidate who:

  • Is passionate and an inspiring classroom practitioner
  • Is kind and patient and will enable our pupils to achieve to their highest ability
  • Has the skills and ability to support children with their learning
  • Has patience when working with children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)
  • Has a warm personality and a good sense of humour
  • Shows initiative and enthusiasm
  • Shows a willingness to learn more to support early communication (ie. objects of reference, intensive interaction, Makaton, PECS) and attend relevant training
  • Excellent attendance and passion for their role
  • Is sympathetic to our Christian ethos
  • Is committed to building strong relationships with parents and the community

We offer:

  • High levels of nurture, guidance and support for our children and staff
  • A supportive and friendly staff team
  • A lovely working environment in beautiful surroundings
  • Happy and enthusiastic children
  • Forward thinking approaches to teaching and learning
  • High levels of training and support
  • Tea and cake!

Please visit our website to find out more at https://morley.norfolk.sch.uk/

For more information on the role or to arrange a visit please email the office at morley@tacmor.stbenets.org.

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

How to apply

Completed application form to be emailed to; morley@tacmor.stbenets.org

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

St Benet’s MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references.

The Trust’s safeguarding policy can be found on our website.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.


The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.


St Benet’s MAT has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the St Benet’s MAT meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing needs of St Benet’s MAT .

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