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Learning Support Assistant / SEN TA

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Job description

Are you looking to support children with special needs in mainstream schools this September?


About the LSA Role


Most schools will employ a Learning Support Assistant to guide individual or small groups of pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN), however some schools often define the role similar to that of a Teaching Assistant.


The objectives of a Learning Support Assistant will differ according to the individual requirements of each pupil. The overall function is to support SEN pupils of varying statements through the academic, personal and behavioural elements of school life.


The tasks of a Learning Support Assistant will change, however typical responsibilities will include:


  • Supporting an SEN pupil on a 1:1 basis in the classroom
  • Providing targeted support outside of the classroom
  • Work on differentiated activities with groups of students
  • Liaise with the SENCO/Inclusion manager to deliver SEN provision
  • Developing social/emotional skills (depending on individual need)
  • Working with teachers to monitor progress of pupils
  • Accompanying pupils to relevant therapy sessions (depending on individual needs




About the schools

Our client schools are mainstream school that offer access to education for students aged 4 to 11 who have difficulty learning as a result of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), Aspergers Syndrome or behavioural conditions in the mainstream school setting. 

They help develop young people's emotional well-being and social skills. The aim is to develop students to be effective learners so they are able to cope better with the things they find challenging. They do this through a focus on establishing positive and healthy relationships, emotional well-being and developing social skills.

Ideal Candidate:

Worried you have little experience in supporting students in an education setting - do not panic! Some of the best candidates within schools have little, if no experience, working in a school. However, their outgoing personality has enabled them to fully flourish within this role and the transferable skills they have from previous roles are key to them working in this environment! If you do not already have experience working in a setting such as this then any personal or professional experience with autism is welcomed!

If you live in (or can travel to) Southend-on-sea, are proactive, empathetic, engaging and creative then this could be the perfect next role for you! 

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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