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Learning Support Assistant - Level 1 (Fixed Term 12months - possible permanent position available)

Do you have a desire to work in a place where every day is a learning adventure? If so we might be the right place for you. Have you ever considered working in a Special School or has this always been something you’ve always wanted to try? If so we have an opportunity to that might be of interest to you.

Fairfields School is a community day special school for pupils aged 3 to 11 years.  The school meets the needs of pupils who have significant, severe or profound learning difficulties and sensory impairments.  Some of our children may have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The school is situated in a large well-maintained grounds close to the centre of Northampton.  Work with us and you will be part of an ambitious team who want to make a real difference.

We are currently looking to appoint LSAs to join our amazing staff team.

Whilst experience of working with children with SEND is helpful what we’re after is someone who is:

  • Creative
  • Reliable
  • Resilient
  • Patient
  • Calm and caring

Our children would really like someone who:

  • Has a sense a fun
  • Knows how to play
  • Supports them when things get tough
  • Helps them to be as independent as possible
  • Is a good communicator

Staff work hard everyday to help children go on their learning adventure. This starts with meeting and greeting them when they arrive. Making sure they are ready to learn, supporting them with their individual needs; and creating irresistible learning environments.

We can help you be successful in your role by providing:

  • a thorough induction programme
  • Specialist training
  • Supportive class teams
  • A friendly working environment where wellbeing for all is a top priority

Fairfields School is committed to keeping children safe and therefore, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check as well as the usual pre-employment checks. Please see our Equality Policy and Child Protection Policy here: Fairfields School : - Policy Documents. Appendix C of the Child Protection Policy includes the Recruitment and Selection Policy.

To apply, please download and complete the application form and return to  or alternatively drop it into the school office. Previous applicants need not apply. Canvassing any employee, or member of the Governing Body, directly or indirectly, is prohibited and will be considered a disqualification

Please note, a level 2 position would be considered for candidates with the right experience.  


Contract: Fixed Term for 12months (possible permanent position available)

Working Hours: 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Salary Range: From £20812 - £21189 FTE (Pro-rata £15653.87-£15937.43)

Closing Date:  Monday 13th March at 5pm

Interview Date: Thursday 23rd March 

Start Date: ASAP or 17th April 2023

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