Learning Support Assisant (Senior School)

  • Surrey

  • The Royal School, Surrey

  • £18,525 Full Time Equivalent. £13,872.38 Pro rated

  • Part-time | Term Time


The Royal Senior School’s Learning Support Department consists of a vibrant, enthusiastic and knowledgeable team who are looking for an individual passionate about empowering children to be their very best inside and outside of the classroom.  


About The Royal School

The Royal School is a co-educational day and boarding independent school from nursery to sixth form. The Prep School is located at Hindhead and the Senior School on a beautiful 25 acre site in Haslemere, in an area renowned for its natural beauty. The school is academically ambitious for all its pupils. As a proudly mixed ability school, the focus is on the whole child, seeking to develop their talents and sparking their intellectual curiosity. Each pupil is nurtured and challenged to be the very best they can be. Our commitment is to ensure pupils are future-ready to thrive in this rapidly changing world.

The school joined United Learning in November 2019 and there are plenty of opportunities to grow, share ideas, best practice and knowledge across our supportive network of 7,000 colleagues across the country. The Royal is a friendly place to work and staff benefit from shared curriculum resources, in-house training opportunities and bespoke personal development and career pathways.

Pippa Smithson joined as Head in 2020 and our Senior Leadership Team is driven by a strong vision. Our philosophy of continuous improvement has led to the school enjoying a rapid period of growth, investment and development, including a new Creativity & Innovation Hub and digital roll-out of Surface Go devices to all Year 7-11 pupils.

About The Role

As a key member of the team, this role requires empathy, compassion and kindness to act as a role model in order to provide our students with a positive, self- aware approach to taking opportunities both at school and beyond. Ideally, this role will suit people who have previous experience however we also welcome applications from those who have worked in a role with transferrable skills.

This role is working with secondary school pupils at The Royal School. The secondary school runs from year 7 to upper sixth.

The hours of work are 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday term time only (34 weeks pa) and for the right candidate the potential for a job share.

We may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. All Applicants will be required to complete the United Learning online application form and a link is provided on this advert. CVs will not be accepted in place of United Learning’s application form.

Please refer to the attached job description for further information about the role.

The Royal School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all who work at the School to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post including an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and checks with previous employers.

About United Learning

The Royal School is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

We are working hard to become a more diverse organisation – which is key to our commitment to bringing out the best in everyone. We welcome applications from everyone committed to this ethos and would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in the Group as a whole. We always appoint on merit. We are open to discussing flexible working options.


Further Information


The Royal School, Surrey logo

The Royal School, Surrey

Farnham Lane, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 1HQ

  • 154 Day Boys (2.04 months-18)
  • 19 Boarding Boys (11-18)
  • 158 Day Girls (2.04 months-18)
  • 24 Boarding Girls (11-18)
  • IAPS, ISC, SoH

01428 603052 www.royal-school.org

Closing Date: 22 July 2022