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Learning Support Assistant

Priory Group

Job Description

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Job Advert Location Description

The Priory Lodge School is an independent co-educational, purpose built day school in South West London for young people aged 5 to 19 with mild to moderate autism, Asperger’s syndrome and associated learning difficulties.

It is our intention that every pupil will achieve their full potential in both academic and personal development, take up new challenging goals and work hard to achieve them.

As a day school we provide an alternative to residential education which supports pupils to develop independence and social skills whilst living in their home environment. The Priory Lodge School enables pupils to become successful learners, responsible citizens and confident individuals.

Job Advert Role Description

As a Learning Support Assistant you will be a key member of our team, enhancing the education of a young person with Asperger’s syndrome.  This is a great opportunity in a growing school with excellent opportunities to build experience working amongst young people with ASD & Asperger’s syndrome

What we’d like from you:

  • The ability to build positive relationships with young people who have already experienced several school settings unsuccessfully
  • Patience, enthusiasm, resilience, initiative and kindness are useful qualities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Great team player
  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
  • Strong “can do” attitude

What we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Just Drive scheme
  • SMART Childcare Vouchers
  • SMART Pension option

For an informal discussion please contact Rosemary  Ajibulu [Click here to apply] on 0208 392 4410.

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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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