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Learning Support Assistant (Level B) / MDSA (Level A)
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/490/14863
  • Published: Fri 11/06/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 23/06/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 22 hours, 40 minutes + 5 hours MDSA duties, Term Time
  • Salary: £19,312 - £19,698 pro rata (LSA); £18,328 - £18,933 pro rata (MDSA)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN2 9ZF

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Learning Support Assistant (Level B) / MDSA (Level A)

Job introduction

We wish to recruit a full-time Learning Support Assistant/MDSA.

In our 2013-14 Ofsted inspection, St. Luke’s received an ‘Outstanding’ judgement in all areas. Particularly singled out for praise were the behaviour and learning attitudes of the children and the quality of the teaching. Therefore, we strongly believe that St. Luke’s is an excellent environment for all members of staff to feel excited by their work and to continue to learn, whatever their level of experience.

Learning Support Assistant   Mon- Fri 22hours 40mins per week:  8.25-12.00 X 5 days (In class support), 1.30-3.00 X 4 days (Intervention) MDSA Mon – Fri 12.00-1.00 5 hours per week

Paid weeks per year: 47.15 (LSA); 43.7 (MDSA) inclusive of holiday entitlement

Start date: 1st September 2021



About the role

At the heart of St. Luke’s is a strong values system, which promotes diversity and inclusion in its actions and not just in words. It is a creative and innovative school, which aims to give each member of its community a voice in its development and growth. Through in-house research and professional development through coaching, it seeks to empower staff and children to shape the curriculum, the teaching and learning approaches and the environment. We continually aim to see the school experience through the eyes of the children and to challenge ‘received wisdom’ in relation to education. We aim to stay true to what we believe in whatever the pressures from outside. We very much welcome new members of staff who will add to the richness of ideas and dialogue around teaching and learning.

We offer a career development structure which builds on your strengths and passions and gives you the freedom to enquire and take risks.

As a KS1 Learning Support Assistant, you will support individuals or groups of children enabling them to develop real confidence in themselves as learners and, ultimately, high level independent learning skills. You will also lead small intervention groups addressing basic skills. You will report directly to the SENDCO and work closely with the class teacher to ensure your work supports learning in the classroom. You will keep detailed records and regularly assess progress.

As an MDSA you will supervise, promote and support play and healthy eating for all children.

If you are interested in applying for this position but would like more information, please ring the school and ask to talk to the KS1 Deputy Head, Danny Annaly. Visits are most welcome and can be organised via our administrator, Lisa Miller.

Closing date: 23rd June 

Interview date: 30th June

Completed application forms to be sent to St Luke’s Primary School, Queen’s Park Rise, Brighton, BN2 9ZF, email:

School Office: (01273) 675080


Additional information

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.