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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our school. We comply with the legislative requirements and guidance that seeks to protect children from harm, including Keeping Children Safe in Education. In order to meet this responsibility we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Part of this process may be undertaking social media searches. 

Learning Support Assistant


Reporting to:                      Inclusion Lead/SENDCo                                          
Hours:                                  32.5 hours per week, Term-time only

Disclosure level:                Enhanced


Role Purpose: Overview of the Job

To work under the instruction / guidance of teaching / senior staff to undertake work / care / support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.  Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.


Support for Pupils


  • Supervise and provide particular support of pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.

  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/ Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes.

  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs

  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils

  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities lead by the teacher

  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence

  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher.

  • To undertake lunch time duties ensuring pupils are cared for and have a range of activities to engage them and promote positive behaviour

  • During 30 minutes at lunchtime, supervise pupils in the playground and lunch hall and plan and organise play time activities.


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, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals

  • Assist with the planning of learning activities

  • Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed

  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupil’s achievement, progress, problems etc.

  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour

  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers

  • Administer routine tests and invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of pupils’ work set and supported by Learning Support Assistant.


Support for the Curriculum


  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses

  • Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher

  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use

  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use


Support for the school


  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop

  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school

  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals

  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required

  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required

  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime

  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher

  • Provide personal care if/ when needed in line with the school’s personal care policy, including dealing with spillages and bodily fluids.

  • To undertake any reasonable duties as deemed necessary as directed by SLT.

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