St James'CE VA Primary School

Creating a school family founded upon Christian values

  • love
  • hope
  • peace
  • joy
  • forgiveness
  • compassion
  • honesty
  • patience
  • perseverance
  • koinonia

We have the following vacancy:

Learning Support Assistant

22.5 hours/week

Monday-Friday 8.30-1.00

£18562/annum (pro rated)

To start January 2022



 Governors are seeking to recruit an innovative, creative and energetic Learning Support Assistant, to join our lovely school as soon as possible, initially working with our Year 2 class, and to provide supervision over the lunchtime period.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with our staff team to lead our inclusive and happy school towards excellence at all levels.

The post offers:

  • Children who are happy, motivated, enthusiastic and keen to learn
  • Commitment to your personal and professional development
  • The opportunity to work within a close knit and supportive team of forward thinking and inspirational colleagues


Governors are seeking the right person, who will:

  • Share and support our distinctive and inclusive ethos
  • Provide enriching and inspiring learning opportunities for our children
  • Work in partnership with parents, colleagues and our local community
  • Enjoy working with our children and their time in our school


Further details can be obtained from the school office, our school website or by emailing Visits are welcomed, please contact the school office to arrange, 01234 352721


All applications will be considered on receipt and interviews conducted soon thereafter if shortlisted - early applications are therefore advised. 

The Governing Body is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications irrespective of race, sex, marital status, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation or political belief. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. St James’ C of E VA Primary School safeguards and protects its pupils and staff by being committed to respond in accordance with Local Safeguarding Board Procedures. 

Completed applications are to be returned to the school using the school application form – CVs will not be accepted.

If you do not hear from us within one week of your application, please assume your application has not been shortlisted for interview.




All vacancies will be listed here and on Bedford Borough's website.



Letter to potential candidates

Job Description

Person Specification


OFSTED Letter 2017

SIAMS Report 2017


Application Form for Support Staff

Application Form for Teaching Staff

Application Guidelines

 Our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy