Learning support Assistant

Woodside Academy, Grays, Essex, RM16 2GJ

8 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    13 June 2022

  • Application deadline

    27 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    12 May 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary

FTE £21,000

Actual salary


Learning support Assistant job summary

Experienced LSA needed to work with children with complex needs and who may need intimate care.
Role includes:
To establish supportive relationships with pupils concerned

To promote the acceptance and inclusion of pupils with SEN,
encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and
acceptable manner

Monitor the pupil’s response to the learning activities and, where
appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to
achieve the intended learning outcomes.

To give positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce and
sustain the pupil’s efforts and develop self reliance and self esteem.

To support the pupil in developing social skills both in and out of the

To support the use of ICT in learning activities and with specific programmes to support learning.

To provide regular feedback on the pupil’s learning and behaviour to the
teacher/SENCO, including feedback on the effectiveness of the behaviour
strategies adopted

Under the direction of the teacher, carry out and report on systematic
observations of pupils to gather evidence of their knowledge,
understanding and skills upon which the teacher makes judgements about
their stage of development

When working with a group of pupils, understand and use group dynamics to promote group effectiveness and support group and individual performance

Where appropriate, to know and apply positive handling techniques

To know and apply school policies on Child Protection, Health and
Safety, Behaviour, Teaching and Learning, Equal Opportunities etc

Where appropriate to develop a relationship to foster links between home
and school, and to keep the school informed of relevant information

To be aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/school

To contribute towards reviews of the pupil’s progress as appropriate

To comply with legal and organisational requirements for maintaining the
health, safety and security of yourself and others in the learning

To take part in training activities offered by the school to
further knowledge and skills of working with a child with specific learning difficulties

To be willing to support playground/break time supervision e.g.
educational games, homework clubs etc

To accompany teacher and pupils on educational visits

Applying for the job

Application form on Woodside Academy website along with job desciption

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About Woodside Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
669 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number

Woodside is a friendly happy school where the welfare and the learning of the children is put first. The school has a family feel to it.

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