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1:1 Learning Support Assistant

Uplands School
Spinal point 10 to 16 (£9.05 to £9.81/hour), which is £17,560 to £18,916 pa FTE, depending on experience
Uplands Primary School and Nursery, Albion Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire
Working Pattern:
Part Time/Term Time
27hrs 55mins hours per week. May be additional opportunities for overtime..
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
22/08/2019 at 10:30 AM
Uplands School

 Uplands Primary School and Nursery

Albion Road, Sandhurst, GU47 9BP

Email: office@uplandsprimary.org   |   Tel: 01252 873069

Head Teacher: Mr Phil Sherwood


1:1 Learning Support Assistant, KS2


Key Details:

  • Monday to Friday, 08:40 - 15:15 (27hrs 55mins/week)
  • Fixed term contract until August 2020, with potential additional employment opportunities from September 2020
  • Spinal point 10 to 16 (£9.05 to £9.81/hour), which is £17,560 to £18,916 pa FTE, depending on experience
  • To start September 2019 or as soon as the successful candidate can start if there are notice periods to see out.


Uplands Primary School and Nursery is a well-respected, one form entry school with a nursery on site in Sandhurst, Berkshire. We are also a National Teaching School, and are lead school of the Forest Learning Alliance. Our school is a top performer locally and nationally, and we are looking for someone to join our team and support our vision of giving children the very best education they can have.


We are looking for a 1:1 LSA to work with a child in Key Stage 2 (but they may be required to work across the school with different children). Previous experience or qualifications are desirable. The successful candidate must be able to take initiative, be comfortable with adapting learning resources and above all, truly care about making a difference to children’s lives. Please see the job description and person specifications for further information.


What you will gain from working at Uplands:

  • Team members who are passionate about education and who share a common goal and drive
  • A school that is committed to staff wellbeing, with a range of staff activities / events
  • A family feel, where all staff and opinions are valued, and where there is a culture of mutual respect
  • Training opportunities for professional development


What we, as a school, expect from the successful applicant:

  • Ambition, and a drive to go above and beyond for children and staff
  • A willingness to enjoy all aspects of school life, both inside the classroom and out
  • Commitment to school improvement and a desire to help children succeed.


Please contact Uplands via email (office@uplandsprimary.org) or phone (01252 873069) to book a tour or ask any questions. Candidates can find additional information via the Uplands website, or apply online via Jobs Go Public


Closing date: Thursday 22nd August 2019, 10:30am

Interview date: w/c 26th August 2019


Uplands Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS and qualifications check.


Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.


We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.


Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.


On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

Further information on this vacancy