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LSA - (fixed term) Colchester Academy

Scale 3 point 4

38 weeks per year, 

Actual salary from £13,815 pa

Fixed term to 31 July 2023

Required September 2022

Resilience, Excellence, Respect 

Colchester Academy’s aim is to be a center of outstanding learning for the community of Colchester and beyond, raising the aspirations and achievements of all its students.

We are looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to join our Learning Support Team.  The role will include providing support for students with special educational needs both in and outside the classroom and is an excellent opportunity as a first step into a teaching career.

The appointment is term time only, 38 weeks per year, 32.5 hours per week fixed term to 31 July 2023.

Colchester Academy is a secondary school located in the heart of Colchester, Essex, and is graded ‘GOOD’ by OFSTED (2018). Part of a local Academy Chain, South Suffolk Learning Trust (SSLT), this is an incredibly exciting time for us to appoint someone who is hard working, has high levels of integrity and passionately believes in the power of education to change lives.  

We offer a positive and supportive workplace where staff go the extra mile, for students and for each other. A place where we provide excellent opportunities for career progression and advancement, and where the culture is one of equity and fairness built on relationships developed out of mutual trust and respect. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work within Colchester Academy, a school committed to excellence in everything we do.  

For further information contact Michelle Robinson at the Academy (01206 878878/mrobinson@colchesteracademy.org.uk).

Closing date:  Friday 26 August – 9am

Interview date : tbc


Colchester Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.