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1:1 Learning Support Assistant Required

      December 2021 start


Job Summary

Contract type: Fixed term contract – Linked to a child

Working time: 10 hours per week. Term time only

Role: 1:1 Learning Support Assistant

Salary: Level 2B point 3 to 5 (£4,348 to £4,644)

Start date: 6th December 2021

Advert start date: Monday 18th October 2021

Closing date: Monday 1st November 2021

Interview date: Week beginning 8th November


We are currently seeking to appoint a passionate and dedicated Learning Support Assistant to join our inclusive team to work on either a 1:1 basis, or within a group of children.

Main Purpose of the Role:

You will be working with a 1:1 child or a small group of children to help them access the curriculum and thrive and learn in line with their Education, Health Care Plans (EHCP). We need a classroom practitioner who will bring their experience, passion for learning and energy to our talented teaching team.

Establish and maintain relationships with individuals and groups

  • Motivate and care for each pupil as an individual and foster independence
  • Establish relationships with groups
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a professional team, in particular the class teacher, the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCO) and other teaching assistants; working at all times within the school’s policies and procedures

Support pupils during learning activities

  • Encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning and promoting development of self-esteem
  • Assist in devising and extending educational activities and in preparation of the curriculum. This may include contributing to the development and implementation of SEND Profiles and Personal and Pastoral Support Plans.
  • To help assess and systematically record pupil progress and achievements, using the results of this monitoring in further support work.
  • To attend to the educational, personal and social needs of the pupil and any other requirements depending on the pupil’s needs and, wherever possible, make these part of the learning experience.
  • To promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning activities in which they are involved.

Contribute to the management of pupil behaviour

• Promote school policies on pupil behaviour

• Support implementation of strategies to manage behaviour

• Contribute to the management of pupil behaviour

• Employ strategies for behaviour management and report any problems to the teacher

• Report any progress towards targets for children with Behaviour Support Plans/SEND Support Plans

• Provide level of attention appropriate to pupil’s needs, modifying approach to ensure that desired    outcomes are achieved

• Deal with any disruption and report to the teacher any difficulties that you are unable to overcome

Assist in preparing learning environment

• Prepare resources and materials

• Assist in setting out learning materials and set out materials for use appropriate to the planned activities

• Confirm type and quantity of materials with teacher

Contribute to maintaining pupil records

• Confirm role and responsibility for helping to maintain records with teacher

• Confirm understanding of purpose and nature of relevant pupil records with teacher

• Update relevant records at agreed time intervals

• Ensure that contributions are accurate, complete and up to date

  • Providing regular feedback to the class teacher on the progress made

• Knowledge of observation techniques and understanding types of reporting, including verbal and written

• Carrying out observations after consultation with the teacher about purpose

  • Record findings in agreed format

Contribute to planning of learning activities

• Understand the most effective way in which to support learning for a given task

• Understand the needs of pupil/s with whom working

• Discuss expected learning outcomes with teacher and agree upon success criteria

• Provide feedback for teacher on outcomes of learning activity

Promote social and emotional development of pupils

Support pupils in developing appropriate relationships

• Help to develop self-esteem of pupils

• Along with other members of the team, help to resolve difficulties between pupils amicably and with regard to school policies

• Employ strategies agreed by school via policies to raise self-esteem, such as rewards system and praise


Support maintenance of pupil safety

• Demonstrate awareness of symptoms associated with minor health problems

• Have full knowledge of Health and Safety policy

• Respond to minor health problems, for example with regard to asthma, allergies etc.

• Report any illness to teacher or other member of staff responsible for dealing with pupil health

Contribute to health and wellbeing of pupils

• Awareness of strategies for assisting pupils to settle into new settings

• Help pupils to adjust into new settings

• Recognise signs of distress and offer reassurance

Support use of ICT in the classroom

• Prepare equipment for use

  • Support classroom use of equipment

Provide literacy/numeracy support to allow access to curriculum

  • Knowledge of school’s policies for literacy and Numeracy
  • Working with individuals and groups on number or literacy tasks
  • Knowledge of intervention strategies to support pupils with literacy and numeracy difficulties
  • Supporting access to the curriculum through provision of support for literacy/numeracy difficulties

Liaison with other team members and parents in a professional manner

  • Awareness of school policies for communicating with parents and carers; policies for care and wellbeing of pupils; school’s policy for confidentiality; policy and procedure for parents’ access to teaching staff and Head of School
  • Interacting appropriately and professionally with teachers and other colleagues and parents/carers

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the Person Specification in order to be offered the post. DBS Disclosure at Enhanced Level and a qualification check are required for this post.