Job Details

1:1 Learning Support Assistant

Location:                      Crookhey Hall School, Cockerham, Lancaster

Salary:                          Up to £15,500 dependent on experience

Hours:                          Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 4.00pm

Contract:                      Permanent, Term Time only


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a 1:1 Learning support assistant to join our team at Crookhey Hall School based in Cockerham, near Lancaster. Someone who is motivated by helping others, patient and resilient would be perfect for this role.


About the School:

Crookhey Hall School is a Social. Emotional & Mental Health (SEBD) School which caters for boys and girls aged 10 - 17 years of age. We provide young people with an educational experience that will not only extend their academic and vocational social skills and abilities, but will also promote personal growth and help to build self-esteem. In this way it is hoped that each individual will aspire to achieve their full potential, eventually leaving school with the determination to make a positive contribution to society in the years to come.

Crookhey Hall School has a 15 acre setting in countryside south of Cockerham, near Lancaster. Due to the location, it would be beneficial for candidates to have a driving licence.


About the Group:

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Education and Care provide Education and Care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the Role:

Crookhey Hall has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to join the supportive team.

As part of the role you will work with an individual and on occasion small groups of children on educational activities. You will assist teachers in developing and implementing individual educational programmes whilst providing support and transport an individual and on occasion small groups of children on vocational college courses offsite.


Who are we looking for?

Under the reasonable direction of the Senior Leadership Team, you will carry out the duties of a Support Worker as set out in the current school policies.  Uphold the professional code of conduct.  Support an individual pupil in accordance with the ethos, organisation and policies of the school as a fully committed member of the learning support team and as detailed in the specific duties and core standards below.


Why work for us?

  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.
  • Be part of a supportive and dedicated team.
  • Continuous professional development and training.
  • Internal Promotion.
  • Staff meals
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – The ability to speak to a councillor for support regarding your mental health.
  • Employee Rewards Hub – An app which offers high-street discounts, hints and tips.


Acorn Education and Care are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care.

A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.