Learning Support Assistant (Phoenix Academy – North Petherton, Somerset) – £15,000 – £18,000 per annum

Location: Phoenix Academy – North Petherton, Somerset

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

Hours: Full 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 Phoenix Academy in Somerset.

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

About Phoenix Academy:

The Phoenix Academy based in Somerset and provides a unique and specialist educational resource for students with Special Educational Needs of various types, but particularly those with Social emotional and mental health difficulties. We have high expectations of our students and celebrate their ongoing successes through positive reward. The main emphasis is on nurturing the individual student and providing bespoke education to meet their individual needs.

‘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.

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.

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