Learning Support Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Prep School Learning Support Assistant required.

(Required for September 2023)

St Edmund’s College offers modern facilities in a magnificent country setting in rural Hertfordshire, providing a safe and stimulating environment for young minds. St Edmund’s is England’s oldest Catholic school offering an all-round co-education for students from 3 to 18 and for families from all faiths.

We require a Learning Support Assistant to support the pastoral and academic care of the students of our Prep School.  The role involves supporting the students and providing general support to teachers in the management of students’ learning in and out of the classroom.

The Prep School prides itself on its high levels of pastoral care.

The successful applicant must have high professional standards as well as good communication skills.  The role requires a good degree of flexibility as well as a sense of humour.

An NVQ Level 3 or similar would be an advantage as would experience of supporting children with specific academic support.

The post will involve close contact with, and a high degree of responsibility for, children and young adults. The majority of this will be regulated activity.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.  As with all College staff members, you will therefore be responsible for providing a safe environment in which children can learn.


  • Additional benefits include free lunch during term time, free parking, pension scheme and Death in Service policy.


If you would like to apply for the position please download an application pack and return your completed application pack to the HR department.

Telephone:  01920 824335 Email: hr@stedmundscollege.org

Closing date for applications, when all forms must be received by HR is: Midday, Friday 28th April 2023.

Interviews to take place: Week commencing 15th May 2023.

*Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and we reserve the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.


The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates will be required to undergo relevant Safeguarding Checks. We may seek references on short-listed candidates that will include questions about past disciplinary actions or allegations in relation to behaviour with children and may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications before interview.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.


Working Hours

Hours: Term Time only, Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 4.30pm



Policies:  We rely on a suite of policies for our recruitment processes.  These can be found by clicking here and includes the below:

As part of your application, please download and read the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.  In addition, please sign and return the above document ‘Confirmation of Receipt of the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct’ confirming that you have received, read and understood these policies.

  • Code of Conduct
  • Dignity at Work Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy – Staff
  • Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
  • Safer Recruitment Policy
  • Preventing Illegal Working Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy

Please return your completed application pack to the HR department as soon as possible, as applicants will be invited when documents have been fully processed.

Please send applications to: hr@stedmundscollege.org
For more information regarding your application 01920 824335