Learning Support Assistant/Teaching Assistant Part Time Post

Main Purpose of Job:

To provide support for students within the classroom, or individuals with significant identified needs.

Specific Duties:

  • To help support students in developing independence and interdependence skills.
  • To promote and facilitate Inclusive Practice.
  • Supervise and assist students in a classroom situation when specific work has been prepared by the staff or other specialists.
  • To support students and implement Individual Learning Plans.
  • Assist students in the use of special classroom equipment and teaching aids as required.
  • To supervise/assist individual students’ work programmes in a class situation.
  • To assist on any excursions or extra-curricular activities.
  • To assist as necessary with all aspects of student wellbeing as identified by Tutor.

General Requirements:

As a member of staff, the post holder will be required to further the agreed aims of the Academy by participating fully in the following:

  • To participate in the scheme for appraisal and review of performance adopted by the Academy.
  • To support the provision of a high quality environment for student learning and associated activities.
  • To support Student Welfare and Support Services.
  • To support the development of a flexible and responsive institution.
  • To support Academy Promotional and Marketing Activities.
  • To ensure the safe and appropriate use of Academy equipment, premises and property.
  • To ensure that Health and Safety Procedures as laid out in the Academy Health and Safety Policy.
  • The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • To Undertake a DBS check when you start.
  • To undertake any training and development which may be required to meet the needs of our Academy provision and Learner needs.

Responsible to:

Director/ Programme Tutor

Person specification


  • GCSEs in English and Maths or level 2 equivalent.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good IT skills.
  • Recent experience supporting students with difficulties or disabilities in the education sector.
  • To understand the issues of safeguarding and confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with staff and students.
  • Experience of accurate record-keeping


  • Qualifications in education/assessing/teaching support.
  • An understanding of the support needs of students with learning difficulties.
  • Supporting students with mental health needs.
  • An understanding of the needs of young people and adults in an educational setting.
  • A proven track record of supporting and promoting student independence.
  • A valid DBS registered with the online update service or be willing to apply for a new one

Hours: 18 – 21 hours per week (Academy Term Time)

Salary: £8 per hours (paid on the last working day of the month)

Contract: Part Time/Temporary until July 2018

Job Type: Part-time

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