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Learning Support Assistant

Job Title: Learning Support Assistant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Brent, London
Salary: £70 - £80 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 1school year
REF: KKLSA070918_1536334131
Contact Name: Kirsty Kemp
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 3 years ago

Job Description

I am working with a 'Good' Ofsted rated Primary school in Brent who are looking to employ passionate and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistants.

The children, are mainly from the immediate local area, and come from a variety of backgrounds, faiths and races. They are a multi-cultural school and are proud to be so. My client school actively encourage a working partnership between parents and school in the belief that this leads to higher standards and the general well-being of all children in the school. The original building dates from the 1930s. In 1991 the building was doubled in size by the completion of a new wing. In April 2003 a new sports hall and music suite were completed. This has made the school a very spacious, bright and welcoming place. We also have extensive playgrounds, a large field and a nature area.

If you are interested in furthering your career in education whether within Special Educational Needs or have ambitions of becoming a class teacher, this role is an excellent starting point and provides valuable experience. You will be working closely with the class teacher and SEN -Coordinator in ensuring the children are supported and progressing.

This successful applicant must be:

  • Passionate about complex and special educational needs
  • Comfortable working 1:1 with a pupil with learning difficulties
  • Experience working with children with special educational needs is desirable
  • An excellent and clear communicator
  • Professional
  • Patient and able to build rapport with pupils
  • Understanding and approachable
  • Someone who possesses excellent literacy and numeracy knowledge

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing children with support, both in small groups and on a 1:1 basis
  • Assisting the children with their work; in particular literacy and numeracy
  • Following the child's IEP ensuring they work towards their targets
  • Liaising with the SENCO and other support staff on a regular basis

This position will be suitable for:

  • Graduates (ideally with Special Educational Needs experience)
  • A person who holds a child care or teaching assistant qualification - eg. CACHE Level 3
  • A person who has worked in a caring position and has transferrable skills
  • An experienced Learning Support Assistant wanting a new challenge

This post is subject to a current enhanced DBS and 2 professional references.

If you would like to apply, please email all inquiries to Kirsty at or call 0203 794 8988.