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Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant required for brand new school in Didcot.


Sires Hill Primary Academy opened its doors for the very first time in September 2023 and will be welcoming our new 2 year olds into the school from April 2024. The school will eventually become a two form entry primary school with a nursery for children from 2-11.


We are looking to recruit a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) who would be excited by the prospect of working in our 2 year old provision and across our Early Years setting, establishing a culture of high expectations, care and kindness for the school’s very first cohort. Sires Hill Primary Academy will work in partnership with Didcot Primary Academy, following the same curriculum and benefitting from the expertise of an established primary school.


We are looking for staff who:

  • Are passionate about making learning effective and enjoyable.
  • Can fill our children’s lives with creativity, challenge, wonder and fun.
  • Can create a haven in which our children feel especially safe, valued and happy.


In return we can offer:

  • A brand new purpose built primary school with extensive resources.
  • A commitment to high quality professional development.
  • A supportive and encouraging Senior Leadership Team and trust. (SLT will be made up of an Executive Principal and Executive Vice Principal who will work across both Sires Hill Primary Academy and Didcot Primary Academy).
  • A commitment to work life balance.
  • The potential to become a room manager as we grow.


More information about the post:

  • The successful candidate will work across our EYFS provision. 
  • The hours of work are 8.30am to 3.45pm and includes lunch cover. 
  • The post is for 39 weeks per year (term time only which includes 5 inset days) and include pro rata holiday pay.
  • You will be paid on the NJC scale, starting at spine point 3.
  • The pro rata salary for this post is £17,759.50. 
  • This post is for an April 2024 start.
  • The successful candidate must have at least an NVQ 2 qualification in childcare or teaching assistant qualification and would be willing to undergo further training. 


The successful candidates will be class based, delivering the teaching and learning. The post includes lunchtime cover, supporting children both inside and outside.


Further information about the school can be found on our website:


Visits to the school are encouraged.


Omnia Learning Trust is a not-for-profit enterprise. The salary will be based on the NJC scale starting at point 3 (currently £22,737 FTE). All posts are paid for 44.65 weeks which includes all inset days and 33 days’ annual leave (pro rata).


Application procedure

All applications MUST be submitted on the Omnia Learning Trust application form. We are unable to accept CV applications. Applicants will also need to complete a separate Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form – please complete the google form (link below).


Closing date for applications: noon on 11th March 2024.


Interviews: Week beginning 18th March 2024.


We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


Omnia Learning Trust takes safeguarding children seriously and the successful applicant will have to undergo an enhanced DBS check and references will be required in line with our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.


If you are interested in this role or would like further information please contact Hayley Anderson, our Finance & Office Manager, by email: We welcome visits to our school. Please contact the school office on 01235 250970 to arrange a visit.

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