Isle of Wight Council

Summerfields Primary School

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Learning Support Assistant (Ref: 2024_750)

Summerfields Primary School, Atkinson Drive, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2LJ

HAYE Scale 3, £23,114 to £23,370 per annum pro-rata (Actual salary £16,178.60 to £16,357.79)

Contact: The school office on 01983 525085. Application packs are available to download from the website at

Vacancy Reference: 2024_750

Closing Date: 22/02/2024

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 30 per week (Term time only)



Summerfields Primary School, Atkinson Drive, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2LJ

Grade 3 £16,178.60 to £16,357.79 (actual salary)

Hours: 30 hours per week Term Time Only (44.89 weeks per year)

Commence date: 15th April 2024 or sooner if possible.

Contract Type: Permanent


Would you like to come and join our friendly and hardworking team?  We are seeking to appoint a KS1 Learning Support Assistant to start from 15th April 2024 or sooner, if possible, to work 30 hours per week – Monday to Friday, term time only from 8:30am-3pm which includes a 30-minute lunch cover.


We are looking for someone who loves working with children, who is committed, self-motivated and flexible, can work collaboratively as part of a team. The position is to support children with specific individual needs and supporting the class/groups where required.


We can offer the right person high quality professional development opportunities, a friendly and dedicated staff team, well behaved and well-motivated children, an Ofsted ‘Good’ school and a positive and inclusive ethos. 


Visits to the school are welcome.  For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact the school office on 01983 525085. 

Application packs are available to download from the school website:

PLEASE NOTE: Not all school staff are employed directly by the Isle of Wight Council, you can ask on application who the employer for this role will be.


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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Closing date noon on 22 February 2024

Interview Date W/C: 26 February 2024