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  • Closing date

    6 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 February 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£19,212.00 to £22,236.00

Learning Support Assistant job summary

We have a fantastic opportunity for a supportive, caring and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join the SEND team here at West Walsall Academy .The vital role is to work with teachers to support teaching and learning by providing specialist support to the teacher in an aspect of the curriculum, age range or additional needs. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

Key Accountabilities:

Reporting to the HLTA or SLT link, this post holder will be accountable for:

Support for pupils

• Select appropriate resources/methods to facilitate agreed learning activities, differentiating and adapting learning programmes to suit the needs of allocated pupils

• Assist with the implementation of individual Education/Behaviour plans and Personal Care programs as agreed with the teacher

• Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate

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

• Understand and support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils as required

• Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher

• Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher

• Provide specialist support for at least one of the following: SEN pupils (e.g., learning, behavioural, communication, social, sensory or physical difficulties), EAL pupils, gifted and talented pupils, a particular learning area (e.g., ICT, literacy, numeracy, National Curriculum subject, etc)

Support for the teacher

• Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work

Plan and evaluate specialist learning activities with the teacher, writing reports and records as required

• Select and use strategies, as agreed with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.

• Monitor and record pupils’ responses to learning achievements, drawing any problems which cannot be resolved to the attention of the teacher

• Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, and behaviour

Support for the curriculum

• Support learning by arranging and providing resources for lessons and activities in agreement with the teacher

• Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies e.g., literacy, numeracy, early years recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher

• Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use


• Responsible for the Health and Safety, security and welfare of self and colleagues in accordance with E-ACT’s policies and procedures, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

• Responsible for working in accordance with E-ACT’s policy relating to the promotion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

For a full description of the role, see the job description and job specification. We encourage you to get in touch with any questions.

Salary for this position is £19,210 to £22,234 - SCP 9-17 FTE £23,194 to £26,845

Working 35 hours per week for 39 weeks per year


Our Academy - E-ACT West Walsall

An 11-18 academy in Walsall resolutely focused on improving the life chances of all our students and inspiring them to reach their full potential. Quite aside from the opportunity to work with pupils whose energy, creativity and enthusiasm never fail to inspire, our academy is:


  • Ofsted good/outstanding rated, recognised for helping pupils to progress from often low starting points.


  • Committed to teacher development through E-ACT’s professional learning program in partnership with leading training providers such as Ambition School Leadership.


  • Leading the way in youth mental health through our very own Mental Health First Aid programme - we aim to train every teacher as a mental health first aider.


  • A leader in the education sector for outstanding employee bene fits including a generous maternity policy and opportunities for flexible working.


A great place to live and work - Located just eight miles from Birmingham and six miles from Wolverhampton, Walsall is home to two E-ACT academies in Reedswood E-ACT Academy and West Walsall E-ACT Academy.


Part of the E-ACT family

We are an E-ACT academy and proud to be part of a community that includes over 18,000 pupils and 2,500 teaching and non-teaching professionals across the country.


E-ACT multi-academy trust is responsible for 28 academies across the length and breadth of England.


Our academies can collaborate and share ideas with one another in ways that schools may not be able to. Most importantly, we all feel part of something much bigger as our responsibilities go far beyond the four walls of a single academy, and extend to people and their communities across the country.

What the trust offers in return:

  • Competitive local Government Pension Scheme
  • Ride to Work Scheme
  • Market leading Personal Development and Training plans to further your career
  • Access to Mental Health First Aid Programme
  • 24 hours access to Employee Assistance Programme

 We are always on the lookout for dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic people so we can continue to give every one of our pupils the opportunity to explore, solve, create and achieve.


In return we offer the chance to work with amazing people and inspirational pupils, as well as a great salary and sector -leading work -life balance arrangements.


E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and

satisfactory references.


E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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About West Walsall E-ACT Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1178 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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