Learning Support Assistant

Salary and benefits

£12,013 to £12,818 per annum




Two Terms

  • Lowestoft
  • Suffolk
  • Education and Training
  • Learning Assistant

Reference: 10109/001_1544090441

Learning Support Assistant

Job Description

Post: Learning Support Assistant – 30.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (includes 5 Professional Development Days)

Job Purpose: To assist the teaching staff in the education, supervision and welfare of all pupils.

Grade: Grade 3, point 12-16 – £12,016 – £12,818

Reporting to: Key Stage Lead

Responsible to: Deputy Headteacher (Teaching & Learning)

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To work under the guidance of teaching/senior staff and within an agreed system of Performance Review, to implement agreed work programmes with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom. This could include those requiring detailed and specialist knowledge in particular areas, small group work and will involve assisting the teacher in the whole planning cycle and the management and preparation of resources.

Staff may occasionally be required to supervise whole classes during the short term absence of teachers from the classroom. The primary focus will be to maintain good order and to keep pupils on task. Learning Support Assistants will need to respond to questions and generally assist pupils to undertake set activities.

1 Support for Pupils:

 Use specialist (curricular/learning) skills/training/experience to support pupils.

 Assist with the development and implementation of Next Steps and Annual Review of EHCP.

 Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model setting high expectations.

 Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom.

 Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.



 Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities.

 Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.

 Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement.

2 Support for the Teacher:

 Work with the teacher to establish an appropriate learning environment.

 Work with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lessons/work plans as appropriate.

 Monitor and evaluate pupils’ responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against predetermined learning objectives.

 Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required, to the teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence.

 Be responsible for keeping and updating records agreed with the teacher, contributing to reviews of systems/records as requested.

 Undertake marking of pupils work and accurately record achievement/progress.

 Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.

 Liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers as agreed with the teacher within your role responsibility and participate in feedback sessions/meetings with parents, or as directed.

 Administer and assess routine tests and invigilate exams/tests.

 Assist and administer where appropriate with the administration of medication under strict supervision.

 Assist in the personal care of pupils where appropriate.

 Provide general clerical/admin support, eg administer coursework, produce worksheets for agreed activities, etc.

Job Reference: 10109/001_1544090441

Salary: £12013 - £12818 per annum

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration: Two Terms

Job Start Date: 01/01/19

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