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Learning Support Assistant

Job description

Have you got experience in caring for others? Are you enthusiastic about supporting students with a variety of complex needs? Teaching Personnel are seeking Learning Support Assistants and Teaching Assistants to support students in our client schools,


  • Support pupils to make good academic progress, under the direction of the teacher
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • 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
  • Ensure the pupils learn and develop in accordance with their individual Educational Healthcare Plans
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils, 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 a purposeful, 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
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
  • 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 recognised professional qualification in a relevant area is desirable.



  • Good organisational skills.
  • 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 or give me a call on 01522 244682 for more information.

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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