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  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 32.5 hours per week, term time only with 1 inset day worked. 30 mins lunch per day

Contract type


Actual salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Experience of working in the classroom with primary school aged children
  • Experience of working with children with special educational needs
  • A high level of spoken and written English
  • A positive approach
  • Ability to manage pupil behaviour
  • Efficient and well organised
  • GCSE English and maths grade C or above
  • Working understanding of safeguarding responsibilities in primary schools
  • IT literacy in MS Office and email

What the school offers its staff

Manford Primary School is a primary school in Chigwell, Essex. We are looking for a learning support assistant to join our team.

Further details about the role


To work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, to support access to learning for pupils and provide and implement interventions to enable children to access the curriculum.


  • Attend to the pupils’ personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.

  • Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning.
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a good role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate, implementing strategies and programmes


  • Prepare classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils’ work.
  • Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed.
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested.
  • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate.
  • Gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed.
  • Provide clerical/admin support e.g. photocopying, ICT, filing, collecting money etc


  • Support pupils to understand instructions.
  • Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use.


  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Attend relevant meetings as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance management as required.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes as required.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.


  • Working with or caring for children of relevant age with additional needs.


  • Good numeracy/literacy skills (written and oral)
  • Participation in development and training opportunities.


  • A commitment to safeguarding
  • Ability to use technology to create and adapt resources– computer, Ipad, photocopier.
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults and build strong relationships
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.

The above-mentioned duties are neither exclusive or exhaustive. At the discretion of the Head Teacher, such other activities may from time to time be required, consistent with the nature of the job described above.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment. Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance. In accordance with Safer Recruitment Guidelines and Data Protection Guidelines, we reserve the right to use social media as part of our recruitment processes. Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

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About Manford Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
458 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0208 500 2143

We are a dynamic and busy school in the Hainault area of Redbridge. Our pupils are our greatest asset, being confident, co-operative and great fun to work with-their behaviour is excellent too. Our school benefits from fantastic facilities including an art room, computing suite, breakout areas, large grounds and a fully equipped stage for our music and dance performances. Visit our website to find out more.

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