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Learning Support Assistant

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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.

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