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Learning Support Assistants

Learning Support Assistants

Working Monday to Friday, 33½ hours per week, term time only


We are seeking to recruit Learning Support Assistants to join our friendly, positive and forward-looking teams at our Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells sites.


As a Learning Support Assistant you would work closely with the teaching staff to support our pupils in all aspects of their learning, social development, personal needs and developing their skills for life and independence.  In this role you will be able to make a big difference to our children, all of whom have a wide range of severe and/or complex needs, with communication and learning difficulties.  


Candidates do not need experience of working in a special needs or education environment, although it would be advantageous, as would experience of Early Years.  Excellent literacy and numeracy skills are essential, along with flexibility, resilience, strong communication and team working skills.  Candidates should be prepared to travel to and work at any of our 3 sites.


There are many career development opportunities for those interested in progression, including into teaching (for those with a degree) and other types of work with children and young people.


The salary is within Kent Range Bands 3 to 4: £19,335 to £20,535 (including SEN allowance) per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) and reduced pro-rata for the hours/weeks actually worked. 


Closing date is 5pm on Tuesday, 29th September 2020.  The selection process will take place on Monday, 5th October 2020.


If you are interested please complete the application below and e-mail it to: or post it to Oakley School, Pembury Road, Tunbridge Wells TN2 4NE Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.


Oakley School is committed to safeguarding children and young people, a commitment we expect all staff to share and uphold.