Springhead Park Primary School

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Springhead Park Primary School

Nurturing Today, Empowering Tomorrow

Learning Support Assistant -open until Friday 6th November

Job Description


Title:                          Learning Support Assistant 

Responsible to:        Head Teacher, SLT, SENCO

Hours/Weeks:           39 weeks per annum (term time), 31.5 hours per week



To work under the instruction / guidance of the teacher or senior staff to deliver support to individual or groups of children to enable them to access learning and maximise their chances academically, socially and morally.


Key Duties

  • Assist teachers and senior staff to ensure pupil progress.

  • Assist teachers in developing and maintaining an attractive and stimulating learning


  • Prepare, maintain and use resources required to meet learning intentions and specific


  • Ensure accurate records and observations are keep as well as where appropriate helping

    assess and feedback.

  • Administer routine tests, invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of pupil’s work.

  • Supervise lunchtime and break time


Job activities to include

  • Supervision and provision of support for pupils, including those with additional needs, ensuring their safety.

  • Encouraging pupils to interact appropriately with others and engage in class and school activities.

  • Supervise and assist with medical / toileting needs as required.

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

    providing feedback in line with school policies and teacher guidance.

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

    individual needs, promoting inclusion.

  • Help create maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment in accordance with

    lesson plans and the school display policy.

  • Assist with the planning of learning activities, monitoring pupil’s responses to these and

    make accurate recordings as directed.

  • Use a range of strategies, in liaison with the teacher or senior staff to support pupils to

    achieve learning goals and personal targets.

  • Promote excellent pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with incidents in line with the agreed

    behaviour policies.

  • Establish constructive relationships with colleagues, parents and carers and other staff and partners involved with the school.

  • Provide administrative support for the teacher.

  • Undertake structures and agreed learning activities / teaching programmes, adjusting

    activities according to pupil responses.

  • Work with pre-determined guidance, policies, procedures and teacher guidance.

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

    Accompany teaching staff on pupil visits, trips and out of school activities as required and

    take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher.

  • Attend weekly meetings and discussion which contribute to the overall aims of the school.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to inclusion for all.


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