Primary Learning Support Assistant

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Primary Learning Support Assistant

  • Heyford Park Free School is located at the heart of Heyford Park in Oxfordshire – the site of a former RAF and US Air Force base – and reflects the strong community spirit we have here at Heyford Park.
    It is our aim to know every one of our students well, providing an environment that not only allows them to achieve what they are truly capable of, but also equips them with excellent academic qualifications and a ‘can do’ attitude. We want our students to be able to create the right pathway for themselves while making a meaningful contribution to their communities.
    • Are you passionate about educating and nurturing individuals, understanding their needs and contributing to the best environment in which they can thrive?
    • Do you want to work in a community school that knows each one of its children and their families well and where we can watch children progress from Nursery to sixth form? 
    • Do you thrive as part of a team?
    “We aim to know every one of our students well, providing an environment that allows them to achieve what they are truly capable of by promoting both academic progress and a ‘can do’ attitude.”
    Our all-through Free School opened in September 2013 and we have experienced rapid growth.  Our fantastic heritage site has been fully refurbished and provides a unique learning environment.   We are forward-thinking, with the freedom to shape our school curriculum in response to the needs of the local community and businesses and we are delighted that Ofsted judged us to be a Good school in April 2015.

  • Primary Learning Support Assistant:
    We are looking for a caring and enthusiastic individual to join our committed primary staff team. This role will involve supporting specific individuals as well as working with children within a classroom and within or outside of the classroom in different sized groups.
    You will:
    • Be adaptable, hard-working and enthusiastic
    • Be able to engage with and inspire children
    • Enjoy working with children and seeing them grow and change
    • Be resilient, patient and enjoy seeing small achievements as big steps forward
    • Be an outstanding team player
    • Always strive for the best for the children in your care
    • Show clear attention to detail, especially when dealing with the needs of individuals
    • Be willing to undertake specific training
    • Be unwavering in your desire to promote equality of opportunity for all.
    • Be keen to encourage children to be curious, independent learners who are not afraid to take risks
    We can offer an exciting opportunity to work with a forward-thinking and dynamic team.

    Applications must be made using the HPFS Application Form, which should be submitted along with an Equal Opportunities Statement and a covering letter, detailing why you are applying for the role and the ways in which it is suited to you.
  • Salary: Grade 4 point 11-13
    £17,007 - £17,391 per annum, pro rata accordingly.

    30 hours per week, 38 weeks per year – Permanent – Term time only.

    Start date: as soon as possible

  • Please note that we advise applying promptly as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.
    We welcome visits to the school, and would also welcome the chance to show you round and explain more about this role and the needs of this individual child. 
    To discuss this role or to visit the school, please contact Rebecca Hughes, Head of Primary, on or on 01869 232 203.
    • Please submit your application as soon as possible.
    • Interviews will be arranged directly with candidates at our earliest mutual convenience.
    Applications must be made using the HPFS Application Form, which should be submitted along with the Equal Opportunities and Personal statements by email to
    In the personal statement, please explain why you feel you would be suited to this role.
    Heyford Park Free School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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