Learning Support Assistant (Acorn School – Winkleigh) – £15,000 – £18,000 per annum

Learning Support Assistant – Exciting New School

Location: Acorn School, Winkleigh

Salary: £15,000 – £18,000 per annum pro-rata

Hours: Full time and part-time

Contract: Term Time (38 weeks of the year plus 6 days)

As Phoenix Education is expanding, we are looking for resilient, experienced LSAs to join our dynamic team at Acorn School in Winkleigh. This is an exciting time to join the Acorn team as we look to expand the school on its brand new site in the beautiful countryside of Winkleigh.  

Acorn is an independent co-educational school which provides learning and supportive learning environment for students from Key Stage 2-4 with Social, Emotional, Mental Health difficulties, Autism Spectrum Condition and/or Specific Learning Difficulties.

We offer the opportunity to work within a truly therapeutic environment with teams dedicated to providing opportunities for children and young people to reach their individual potential; together with excellent employee benefits and opportunities for personal development.

‘We believe that all children & young people should be provided with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential; through building resilience, self-regulation and trusting relationships, we support our students to flourish; this promotes improved outcomes, attainment and self-esteem.’

Through honesty, empathy, aspiration, respect and teamwork, we strive to promote a culture where ideas can blossom, every individual can flourish and outcomes for all can be met.

The Role:

If you’re the sort of person who’s resourceful, flexible and enjoys working in a team and doesn’t hesitate to do that little bit extra, then you could make a real difference to our students with learning difficulties/disabilities. Whilst previous experience in Specialist Education is desirable it’s more about having a positive outlook and a good sense of humour.

Do you have experience of working with pupils with challenging behaviour? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Are you, child focused, resilient, self – motivated, innovative and skilled at engaging disaffected students?


Working as part of Phoenix Learning and Care entitles you to the following benefits:

  • Employee Pension Scheme
  • Retail/High-street Shopping Vouchers
  • Fully Paid Holiday allowance
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Fully paid classroom based induction with extensive ongoing training programs
  • Aid in obtaining extra qualifications and upskilling
  • Internal progression

How to apply:

Please click on ‘Apply Online’ and you will be directed to our simple online application form which is mobile and tablet friendly. For more information please complete our short enquiries form below by clicking “Enquire” or call Cheryl on 01271379006 or email recruitment@plcl.org.uk

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

**Based on a full-time contract and dependant on qualifications and sleep-ins.

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For more information or to request a site visit please call our Recruitment Team on 01271 379006 or email cpullen@plcl.org.uk.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.