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Learning Support Assistant in Basingstoke

Job description

Thinking about working within education? Would you like a challenging role as a Teaching Assistant in Special Needs schools around Basingstoke?

Responsibilities include:

  • Support pupils to make good academic progress, under the direction of the teacher.
  • Under the direction of a teacher, implement group or 1:1 sessions to support pupils who have Moderate to Severe Special Needs to include emotional, learning and physical difficulties.
  • Establish positive relationships with pupils, while acting as a role model.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Assist in implementing education plans, under the guidance of the teacher.

Support for Teachers:

  • Create and maintain an orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils' work.
  • Use strategies, under the direction of the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.
  • Discuss with the teacher how learning activities are to be organised and what their own support role will be.
  • Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record and feedback to the teacher as directed.
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested.

Support for the Curriculum:

  • Support pupils to understand instructions.
  • Support pupils' learning, either individually or in small groups inside or outside the classroom as directed by the teacher.


  • A minimum of a C grade in GCSE Maths and English
  • Degree, diploma or other relevant and recognised professional qualification is desirable.



  • Flexibility to deal with a variety of situations
  • Resilient and confident working with pupils who have various levels of needs.


  • Previous similar experience working in a school, or in a healthcare environment
  • Qualification relevant to the role
  • Experience with Makaton and/or Team Teach

Please send your CV and a covering letter to

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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