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Learning Support Assistant

  • Location:

    Richmond upon Thames

  • Sector:

    Secondary Support

  • Job type:

    Permanent Contracts

  • Salary:

    £27855 - £29139 per annum + + CPD + Benefits

  • Contact:

    David Flaherty

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  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Duration:


  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


  • Contract Length:

    Full Time

Learning Support Assistant

Location: Richmond upon Thames

Salary: £27,855 - £29,139 (national pay award pending)

Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term

Start date: September 2024

Reeson Education are supporting a large mixed secondary school in Richmond upon Thames who require a Learning Support Assistant from September 2024.

The School - Learning Support Assistant - Secondary School - Richmond Upon Thames

This large mixed secondary school in Richmond Upon Thames is a good school with outstanding features and is a fantastic place to work and learn. The school is committed to developing staff who are passionate about their subjects and determined to convey this enthusiasm to their students. Opportunities for internal promotion are maximised and encouraged.

The Role: Learning Support Assistant - Secondary School - Richmond Upon Thames

The role of the Learning Support Assistant is to support students with moderate learning difficulties and encourage learning across a variety of subjects and year groups.

The successful candidate will be a Learning Support Assistant with prior secondary school experience, or a graduate looking to pursue a career as a qualified teacher in the future.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing students with support specified by the teacher and SENCO, and encouraging independence and responsibility for learning and behaviour.
  • Helping students to build self-esteem through positive interactions, praise and encouragement.
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of SEN support plans and personal care programmes.
  • The SEND team helps students aged 11-18 access learning in the classroom, and supports students with literacy, numeracy, study and social skills.

Person Specification: Learning Support Assistant - Secondary School - Richmond Upon Thames

Specific knowledge, experience and technical skills

  • Five GCSEs or equivalent (including Maths and English)
  • Interest in, and knowledge of, autism
  • Experience of managing behaviours of distress
  • Good appreciation of, and a basic knowledge of, health and safety, data protection principles and equal opportunities
  • Proven ability to solve problems quickly and remain calm
  • Basic level of IT literacy in using Microsoft software e.g. outlook, Word, Excel
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal (in English)

Personal Attributes

  • Willing to learn about and commit to the Ambitious Approach
  • Willing to work with autistic children or young adults with learning disabilities
  • Willing to undertake direct intimate personal care tasks as required

The Offer - Learning Support Assistant - Secondary School - Richmond Upon Thames

In return, the school can offer the successful Learning Support Assistant the following:

  • A broad and wide-ranging staff development programme
  • Outstanding facilities and resources to support teaching and learning
  • A friendly and diverse student and staff community
  • Access to confidential emotional and practical advice support services

Learning Support Assistant - Secondary School - Richmond Upon Thames

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.