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Learning Support Assistant

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Job description

The challenging and varied role of a Teaching Assistant is ideal for anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young adults.

As a Teaching Assistant, you'll offer practical help and emotional support to children experiencing short or long-term difficulties. The focus of your role is to provide support to students, empowering them to address various challenges, reducing problems and risks and helping to make sure that children are safe. You might help children with a range of social and personal issues or specialise in a particular area such as Autism, Global Development Delay or Downs Syndrome.


As a Teaching Assistant, you'll typically need to:

• Have good communication skills to work alongside the class teacher and their planning to ensure the smooth running of the classroom.

• Support students on 1:1, adapting your approach on a case by case basis in order to engage students effectively

• Build rapport with children to help with learning and development

• Coach, mentor and motivate children to understand the benefits of relevant activities

• Stay calm under pressure and when dealing with challenging or confrontational behaviour.

• Be resilient with the ability to cope with emotionally-draining and traumatic situations

• Have a positive, non-judgemental, empathetic and sensitive approach



Typically, employers seek a minimum of a A-C GCSE’s (or equivalent) in Maths & English or a level 2 in one of the following:

• Childcare


• Health & social care

• Youth work


Work Experience

You'll need relevant work experience with children, young people and their families to work as a Teaching Assistant. You may also have experience from working in one of the following

• Children's homes

• Family community centres

• Nurseries and schools

• Youth projects.

• Personal experience


If you feel that this is the right role for you, please apply now!

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. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later

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