VACANCIES: Remote Learning Support Assistants

Teaching assistant scale/point: Grade 3 Point 4  

Fixed term to 31/8/2021

Closing date Friday 11/12/2020

Part time to cover normal school hours, occasional evening and weekend working

Ipswich Opportunity Area are seeking to appoint 18 Remote Learning Support Assistants to place in schools across Ipswich for the current academic year.

RLSAs support young people with remote learning at the point they self-isolate individually or as part of an infection cluster due to Covid 19, or with targeted young people where year group bubbles switch to remote learning.

In this role you will work on the school site, helping young people, mainly online or by phone, to engage with the work sent home and promoting their independent learning.  Families may also need support to get their children online where schoolwork is computer based.

If infection levels are low in your school you will provide support with catch up and independent learning to pupils on site.

All RLSAs recruited by the Opportunity Area will work predominantly in one school or trust in Ipswich, but will be part of a supportive network of teaching assistants that may support other Ipswich schools that experience a spike in infections.

RLSAs across the network will take turns to cover occasional evening or Saturday morning “helpline” slots for which time will be given in lieu during the week.

Training will be provided, and this role represents an excellent opportunity for further development.

For further details please email

Please download the application pack below and apply by sending your CV, including email and telephone contact details of two referees with a covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification to by 11th December 2020.

Applicants are invited to apply as soon as they are able as we will progress applications as they are received with the intention of placing staff in schools as soon as possible.

Ipswich Opportunity Area schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the children and expect their staff to share this commitment. Appointments will be made subject to safer recruitment procedures, including an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.