Job Title:          Learning Support Assistant

Location:          Moorlands Assessment Centre, near Newcastle under Lyme

Salary:              £14,000 - £18,000 per annum 

Hours:              37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Contract:          52 weeks (25 days + Bank Holidays)

Are you a Learning Support Assistant committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

We are looking for an experienced Learning Support Assistant to join our fantastic team at Moorland's Assessment Centre part of Glebedale School. As a Learning Support Assistant, you will support our Teachers to take a creative approach to teaching pupils according to their educational needs, maximising children’s achievement, and ability to develop.

This is a great opportunity for a Learning Support Assistant who is looking to start or continue their career in Education and is motivated to inspire learning in children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a team where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant, who can work with individual and small groups of children, preparing classrooms and materials, and building positive relationships with pupils to promote interaction and learning. Our Learning Support Assistant offer essential support to our Teachers and have the opportunity to assist in the planning and delivery of lessons in a creative and positive setting.

We need people who share our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Educated to GCSE grade C or above in Maths, English and ICT, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, enjoy working as part of a team, and be genuinely motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.

About us:

Moorlands Assessment Centre is a newly established centre based in rural Staffordhire and is part of Glebedale School, an independent special school registered with the DfE. Moorlands Assessment Centre provides short term placements and assessment for children and young people with complex needs who are not able to access our main school site or mainstream educational provision. Education, residential care and clinical staff work collaboratively to plan next steps and longer-term appropriate placements. Children and young people living at the centre will access a broad and balanced curriculum which supports both personal and academic development.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Application process & dates

For further information and to apply for the position please visit our website at

Application Closing Date:  2, May 2021

Shortlisting Date:              3, May 2021

Interview Dates:              10, May 2021

Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.

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