Learning Support Assistant with Mid-day duty


Porters Grange Primary School & Nursery, Lancaster Gardens, Southend on Sea,

Essex, SS1 2NS


LSA Level 4 Points 4 to 7 £19,264 to £20,444 pro rata (actual salary £11,898.69 to £12,627.53) per annum

MDA Level 3 Points 3 to 5 £18,887 to £19,650 pro rata (£2,333.21 to £2,427.47 actual) per annum


27 hours and 55 minutes per week LSA Term Time (8:30 to 15:40, with 30 mins unpaid lunch break)

5 hours and 25 minutes per week – MDA Term Time (12:10 to 13:15)


Start Date

1st September 2022


About The Role

Do you want to be part of a successful team making a real difference to children? Our dedicated staff provide positive and creative learning opportunities in an environment which promotes curiosity, enjoyment and a thirst for challenge. Children at Porters make very good progress due to our commitment to excellence and care.


We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic person to join our successful team, supporting pupils learning initially in our younger year groups; in the classroom setting, in small groups and through 1:1 support.


The successful candidate will ideally have:


  • Experience of supporting pupils in Key Stage 2

  • Experience of working with pupils with a range of SEND

  • GCSE A-C/equivalent in English and Maths

  • A caring, patient nature

  • The ability to be flexible

  • The ability to work well within a team and independently


As part of Portico Academy Trust, Porters Grange Primary School can offer you:

  • A friendly and supportive atmosphere where everyone is valued and everyone matters

  • A nurturing environment with wonderful children who want to learn

  • High quality professional development

  • Opportunities for cross phase work

  • Support and collaboration across our Trust

  • A well-resourced school



Please don’t take our word for it. Come and arrange a visit to see for yourself. We would love to show you our children at work


For further details or an application pack, please contact Rebecca Sanderson, HR Manager, Portico Academy Trust, Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2JB


Telephone: 01702 987890



We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Closing date: Tuesday, 5th July 2022, noon

Interviews: Week commencing 11th July 2022


Application Documents

Support Staff Application Form PDF

Support Staff Application Form WORD

LSA Job Description and Person Specification

MDA Job Description

MDA Person Specification


Application Email