Vacancy – Learning Support Assistant

We are seeking a committed and passionate Learning Support Assistant to help provide social, emotional and behaviour support across years 5 and 8 at Hexham Middle School. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who places pupil success and strong relationships at the heart of what they do.

  • Support Staff Contract, Band 3, (22.5 hours per week, term time plus an additional 3 days)
  • Pro rata Salary £11,115 per annum
  • Fixed Term Contract until 31 August 2023 (with a possibility of extension)
  • Closing Date: 3pm Tuesday 21 February 2023
  • Start Date: as soon as possible

Working under the direction of the Assistant SENDCo for our special educational needs department, you will be at the forefront of the middle schools SEND provision. You will work with colleagues, students, and their parents/carers to build strong, positive relationships to enable all students to fulfil their potential. You will be ambitious for the success of all students and will establish an environment where high expectations and targeted support are fully embedded.  Please find below a Job Description and Personal Specification for the role.

Job Description and Person Specification (pdf)

The successful applicant will access a supportive induction and training package. We welcome applications from all underrepresented groups and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.

We are a large and flourishing middle school set in the historical market town of Hexham and are co-located with Queen Elizabeth High School as part of Hadrian Learning Trust. In September 2021, we moved into brand new school buildings with state-of-the-art learning facilities. We cherish the strong partnerships that exist between pupils, parents/carers, staff, and the local community making this a successful, friendly, and welcoming school. Pupils at HMS have an eagerness to learn and achieve very well academically. We pride ourselves on the care we give the children at HMS.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory Certificate of Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you wish to speak to someone regarding the vacancy, please contact Rachael Stokes on 01434 610362. Applicants are encouraged to visit our school and can arrange appointments via or by calling Rachael on the above phone number.

If you wish to apply, please email your letter of application, completed application form and criminal records declaration form (all found here) to

Closing date for applications: 3:00pm on Tuesday 21 February 2023

We reserve the right to amend or withdraw this advert at any time.