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Learning Support Assistants - Broadstone First School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Fixed Term up to 31 August 2024

Broadstone First School is part of the Castleman Academy Trust - a Trust which prides itself on putting children first, always and puts its values of Respect, Independence, Creativity and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do.    
 It’s the staff in our academies who make our schools vibrant places of learning - who do all they can to make sure our children become confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens. Our staff want to make a real difference to the lives of the children they work with and are learners themselves who relish professional development opportunities.    

Working in a Castleman Academy Trust school you'll be working with other forward thinkers, who see possibilities and are optimistic. You'll have the support of like-minded colleagues and together we'll ensure everyone has a great work life balance. Being part of the Castleman Academy Trust means there are a whole host of opportunities for you to develop and flourish.    

We are looking for Learning Support Assistants to join us at Broadstone First School. The working hours will be 36.25 per week (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.15pm), term time only, to start as soon as possible.  

Broadstone First School believes our purpose is to ‘prepare children for a life well lived’.  

We are looking for people who- 

  • Are passionate about learning as learning is at the heart of everything we do 
  • Want to inspire young learners to be the best they can be 
  • Believe teamwork is vital to be successful 
  • Lead by example 
  • Have an eye for details that matter 
  • Are solution focussed 
  • Are prepared to take their turn in taking the lead 
  • Are intuitive and positive thinking 
  • Take their job seriously but not themselves 
  • Notice a job needs doing and get it done 
  • Have a real desire to join the Castleman Trust and help build an inspiring learning community where all thrive and are successful   

We can offer you:- 

  • Excellent CPD opportunities  
  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme  
  • free access to the Education Support Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme    

If you would like to be a part of this exciting journey, we would like to hear from you.     

The closing date for applications is 9 am on Friday 05 January 2024.


Interviews will be held on Friday 12 January 2024.


Completed application forms should be sent to Hannah Thorne via email at  (please do not complete the application via the BCP portal).


Broadstone First School values the diversity of the workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.  

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate that they meet the essential elements of the person specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including an Enhanced DBS Check, Child Barred List check, satisfactory references and a health check and, where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

An online check will also be conducted on all shortlisted applicants.  This check will form part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children.  As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern. 

This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (2013 and 2020)) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. The Ministry of Justice guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide via

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