Learning Support Assistant

We are currently seeking a compassionate, understanding learning support assistant to join our enthusiastic team of staff.

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Salary: £20,000 pro rata

Holiday entitlement: 13 weeks, which must be taken outside term time.

 The role is varied, but is mainly designed to support one particular student, and the post holder will be expected to:


● Work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of an individual student
● Promote the student’s independence, self-esteem and social inclusion by working towards outcomes on the student’s EHCP
● Give support to the student, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement
● Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase achievement of the student
● Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation the student in learning and extracurricular activities
● Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures
● Organise and manage teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment
● Observe the student’s performance and pass observations onto relevant staff
● Deliver therapies (under the guidance of the SENDCo or therapist) and implement strategies that work towards the outcomes on the student’s EHCP
● Help create and deliver a transitional programme to enable the student to move from school to college/work smoothly and successfully
● Contribute to effective assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording and reporting of
the student’s performance and progress as appropriate
● Read and understand lesson plans shared prior to lessons, if available
● Prepare lesson plans for interventions and learning that are considered ‘outside of the classroom’
● Use their area(s) of expertise to contribute to the planning and preparation of learning activities, and to
plan their role in learning activities
● Use allocated time to devise clearly structured activities that interest and motivate learners and advance
their learning

The LSA will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and follow
school policies and the staff code of conduct.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the LSA will carry out. The post holder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the headteacher or line manager.

The successful candidate will possess substantial experience in working within an SEND school environment, and will be capable of delivering high-quality lessons when covering teachers. They must possess, or be prepared to develop, a good range of strategies for supporting children with SEND. They must be adaptable, honest, and committed to promoting the ethos and values of the school, to upholding Social Arts for Education’s commitment to safeguarding and equality, and to maintaining confidentiality.



The post holder will be expected to undergo training to support the mental well being of children with SEMH (social, emotional and mental health difficulties).

Further information regarding this position, including an application pack, can be found below. Please be sure to read through all available documents.

Learning Support Assistant job description and person specification

Staff Self-Disclosure Form

Classroom roles application form

GDPR Privacy Notice for all Job Applicants

Child Protection Statement

Applications may be sent by post, to Annabel Leaver, Social Arts for Education, 253 Eltham High St, London SE9 1TY, or via email, to [email protected]

The closing date for this role is Friday 27th November 2020.