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Downsview School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality of opportunity.  Reference for short listed candidates will be sought prior to interview and an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS will be completed on the successful applicant.

Photographic identification and certificates of all relevant qualifications will need to be provided at interview stage.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) the school is responsible for holding and protecting personal data.  The school is required to share some data with the Local Authority and the DfE.  For further information on who we share data with, please see our Privacy Notices which you can find by following the link

Please remember to include your Personal Statement with any application.

Learning Support Assistant

We require a Learning Support Assistant to work in our diverse, caring and popular three form entry community school. 

'Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.’ -Aristotle

Downsview has a diverse and vibrant community and, as a school, we benefit from a rich variety of cultures and traditions. Our school has a committed and dedicated staff with enthusiastic and friendly children and parents. We offer exciting and creative learning opportunities.   We are looking to employ exceptional staff who share our values and determination to ensure that Downsview children receive memorable experiences on their journey to becoming confident, life-long learners.

We are looking for a creative, motivated and excellent Learning Support Assistant who would relish the opportunity to join our innovative, inclusive team.

Applicants are required to demonstrate:

  • previous experience working with primary age children and a willingness to work across the school;
  • good Literacy and Numeracy skills, relevant experience or at least NVQ Level 2 qualifications/ equivalent;
  • the ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding roles and responsibilities within a classroom and a school;
  • strong interpersonal skills with a positive attitude, reflective and with a willingness to improve their practice;
  • able to build strong working relationships with all members of the school community.


More information about the position

Position is for a Learning Support Assistant

The position also includes lunchtime supervision

Starting date:

4th September 2023


Permanent Part-Time - term time only (31.25 hours) 8.30am-3.30pm Monday to Friday, 45-minute unpaid break


Grade 2 (spine point 3-5) (full time £24,012-£24,804) pro rata

Closing Date:

Monday 12th June

Interview Date:

Interviews will be arranged as and when applications are received


Downsview Primary School is an Ofsted graded ‘Good’ school (2019).


Further details, job description and privacy notice are available on our website or from the school on 020 8764 4611 or email Visits to the school are welcome. All completed applications should be returned to the school at the following address: Downsview Primary School, Biggin Way, Upper Norwood SE19 3XE or e-mailed to


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post requires an enhanced DBS check. Downsview is GDPR compliant and is registered with the ICO.