Org      Type:               Alternative Provision Pupil Referral Unit

Funding Status:          LA

Gender:                       Mixed

Age Range:                 7 – 18 years

NOR:                             4 sites. 50 PRU places (2 sites), 10 ASD PRU places, 8 ML/SEMH PRU places, 12 Residential- Social Emotional Mental Health places.

Pay grade:                   Grade 3 (below the bar) £17,173-18,319 per annum. This is a term time only position and is paid pro rata of the annual rate for 39 weeks.

Contract:                    37 hrs, 39 weeks (fixed term until 31st July 2020)


At The Attic, we support young people who have been unable to succeed in mainstream education. Here they are given a second chance and, with support and challenge, they are able to achieve their potential.

We are now seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to join our well established team at Attic@The Landing. We are thrilled to have opened a new small group provision in September 2018 for students in KS2 with a diagnosis of Moderate Learning Difficulties who may also have Social Emotional Health Needs. The role will be key in ensuring our students receive the structure and support they require in order to achieve their best.

Our current team of staff are highly committed to supporting our young people to ensure they get as much as they can out of their education at The Attic. If you feel you could contribute to the school and join us on our journey, we would welcome an application from you.

We are looking for a professional who has:

  • A commitment to ensuring that all children/ young people achieve their potential
  • The ability to promote an inclusive provision
  • The ability to support the raising of standards across the provision
  • The ability to be a supportive and innovative member of the wider Attic team
  • The ability to develop partnerships that enhance the experience for all


Visits to Attic@Landing are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Nicky Coman to arrange a visit:


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


Any offer of employment to this post will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and two references.


Please email your application to Lucy Palmer-Nortcliffe email:


Closing date: 31st March 2019

Shortlisting:   TBC

Interview Date: Week commencing 1st April 2019

Learning Support Assistant Job Description & Person Specification Attic@TheLanding

Support Staff Application Form