Learning Support Assistant (Grade 1)

30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

WFS Scale 3 SCP 6 to 8: £14,138.80 - £15,053.91

Learning Support Assistant required to start October 2020. The successful candidate will support a number of pupils with additional needs. Experience of working in a school with SEND pupils would be an advantage. Knowledge of literacy, numeracy and SEND strategies; also NVQ2 or above, would be an advantage.

The post will initially be offered until 31 August 2021.

William Farr is a popular, rural comprehensive school. In the 2006 OFSTED inspection the school was judged to be outstanding, and our 2009 inspection confirmed this remarkable achievement. The school gained academy status in 2011 and has approximately 1500 students on roll.

To apply, please complete the Support Staff application form available on the school’s website ( and email this to

In the box on the application form “Further information to support your application”, please include a letter detailing your experience to date and the contribution you will make to the role.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 20 September 2020.

Applicants who have not been contacted by Wednesday 23 September 2020 should assume that their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Feedback will only be provided to candidates who attend for interview.

William Farr School is committed to the safeguarding of children, and all posts within school are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants are required to reveal information concerning all convictions, including those which would otherwise be considered as ‘spent’.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced background check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

References will be taken up prior to interview.


Initial Teacher Training with Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance

William Farr School is working closely with other secondary schools in Lincolnshire as part of the Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance (LTSA). With the educational landscape changing at pace, membership of the LTSA provides the opportunity for our school to share be practice and build capacity through a ‘learning together’ culture so that our students continue to receive the highest quality of education and life changing opportunities.

We are delighted that the LTSA has recently become accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership as a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider. This means that the alliance is able to devise and deliver its own training programme and award Qualified Teacher Status on its successful completion. LTSA will also work closely with the University of Lincoln to support trainees to gain an additional PGCE qualification.

William Farr School is proud to be part of this Initial Teacher Training programme which presents an exciting opportunity for the school and for education in Lincolnshire as a whole.

If you are interested in finding out more about how to train to become a teacher and the subjects available across the alliance, please access the information contained on the LTSA website:

All applications for Initial Teacher Training are submitted via UCAS. Information about places offered and application procedures can be accessed from the UCAS website.

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