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Learning Support Assistant


We are currently looking to recruit someone to join our strong team.   The post will involve working alongside the class teacher and work with the SENCO and other school staff to help meet the learning needs of two pupils with an EHCP in Reception and Key Stage 1; this may be in a 1:1 or small group setting.  The hours of work will be Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm term time only which incorporates 5 hours daily as a Teaching Assistant pay scale Grade 3 points range 3-4 (£20,812 - £21,189 pro rata).

The successful applicant must be available every day, be calm, patient and reliable. An ability to use initiative, be creative and motivate children is also desirable.

The successful candidate will:
Be willing to undertake professional development and training
Be literate and numerate

Be calm, patient and reflective
Be able to communicate effectively with parents and other professionals
Demonstrate the ability to work as a part of a team but also be able to think for themselves

Be keen to learn, adaptable and have a flexible approach
Be able to use their initiative


In return St Mark’s is able to offer:-

• A well-respected church and community school in an enviable village setting near to beautiful countryside and a number of thriving West Sussex towns
• Pupils who enjoy being at school, behave well and have excellent attitudes to learning
• Dedicated and committed staff who work hard and enable pupils to learn
• A strong and distinctive Christian character based on a clearly defined vision and set of values that are embraced and respected by pupils, staff, governors and parents


If you are interested in the post, please contact the school office for further details and complete an application by midday 3rd January 2023. 

Interviews will take place on Thursday 5th January 2023 afternoon

Visits to the school are warmly; phone calls can also be arranged if you would like more information or have questions. Tel: 01444 400398

At St Mark’s we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory reference checks and Disclosure and Barring Service Checks.



St Mark’s CE Primary School

Staplefield Village


Do you think you could take care of our school?


Hours: 10 hours a week.

Salary:  West Sussex Grade 3.  £20,812-£21,189 pro rata depending on experience.


Applications are invited from enthusiastic, caring, well motivated, and suitably qualified persons for the post of Caretaker for 10 hours per week.  This post would be for two hours a day which can be flexible as to when but some tasks will need to be carried out when there are no children on site (such as fire alarm testing).


The successful applicant will possess a range of building management, maintenance, D.I.Y., caretaking and gardening skills, together with the ability to supervise and work alongside cleaning staff.  As Caretaker you will ensure that the school environment is maintained to a satisfactory standard and your aim will be to deliver a quality service in a school where high standards are set and expected.  Personal qualities will include: versatility, tact, commitment, honesty and initiative. A driver’s licence and use of a car would be highly desirable.

This is an ideal opportunity for you to share in the life of this friendly and caring school.  Visits to the school would be warmly welcomed.




Or telephone :  01444 400398

Closing date :  Midday 3rd January 2023
Interviews :  Week beginning 9th January 2023


Start date:  As soon as practical


More details can be found on the school website:


St. Mark’s CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. This post is subject to pre-employment screening checks which will include references, qualifications, health and is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly CRB). West Sussex is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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