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Learning Support Assistant

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  • Sector:

    SEN Support

  • Job type:

    Long-Term Contracts

  • Salary:

    £80 - £100 per day

  • Contact:

    Carl Cooper

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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  • Start date:


  • Contract Length:

    Full Time

Job Title: Full-Time Learning Support Assistant (1:1 SEN Support)

Location: Merton, London

Start Date: September 2024

Contract Type: Full-Time, Term-Time Only

Salary: Competitive, based on experience

About the School: Our inclusive and welcoming primary school in Merton is dedicated to providing exceptional support for all our pupils, including those with special educational needs. We pride ourselves on our nurturing environment, where every child is encouraged to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Our committed staff work collaboratively to ensure each child receives the personalised support they need.

The Role: We are looking for a compassionate and experienced Learning Support Assistant to join our team, providing 1:1 support for a Year 1 child with Autism and challenging behaviour. This role requires a patient and dedicated individual with a strong background in supporting children with special educational needs (SEN).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide dedicated 1:1 support to a Year 1 child with Autism and challenging behaviour, ensuring their safety and well-being at all times.
  • Implement individualised education plans (IEPs) and behaviour management strategies in collaboration with the class teacher and SENCO.
  • Assist the child with classroom activities, ensuring they are fully engaged and able to access the curriculum.
  • Use positive behaviour management techniques to support the child in developing social and communication skills.
  • Monitor and record the child's progress, providing regular feedback to the class teacher, SENCO, and parents.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive classroom environment that promotes respect and understanding.
  • Participate in relevant training and professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge.


  • Previous experience working with children with Autism and challenging behaviour is essential.
  • A solid understanding of SEN and the strategies to support children with additional needs.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with children, staff, and parents.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting children with special educational needs.
  • Relevant qualifications in education or child development are desirable.

Why Join Us?

  • A supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • The chance to make a meaningful difference in the life of a child with special educational needs.
  • Access to a range of resources and support from experienced staff.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

How to Apply: If you are a dedicated and compassionate Learning Support Assistant with the experience and skills to support a child with Autism and challenging behaviour, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Carl at Reeson Education. For more information or an informal discussion, please get in touch!

Reeson Education:

REESON Education is London's Premier Recruitment Agency. Established in 2006 by experienced teachers, education professionals and recruitment specialists, we have built our business and reputation on the cores values of honesty, integrity and excellence.

We care about education and the provision of education and have established an excellent reputation with schools and teachers alike.

At REESON Education we work closely with a large network of Nurseries, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Colleges across London. Our client base provides us with an abundance of available daily supply, long term and permanent opportunities across all age groups in all areas of London.

Please note that all daily/hourly rates quoted are inclusive of holiday pay at 12.07%

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