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Learning Support Assistant / LSA

Learning Support Assistant / LSA who is caring, enthusiastic, energetic and has the ability to enthuse younger pupils to imagine, explore and develop is required for a well-established school based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

SALARY: Competitive

LOCATION: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

JOB TYPE: Part-Time, Fixed Term Contract till the end of the summer term 2023

WORKING HOURS: 22 hours per week


We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Learning Support Assistant / LSA who is caring, enthusiastic, energetic and possesses the ability to enthuse younger pupils to imagine, explore and develop.

Working as a Learning Support Assistant / LSA you will be required to provide 1:1 support for a pupil transitioning from the nursery setting into Reception year. You will make education inclusive to pupils with underlying specific learning needs and duties and may vary widely depending on student and departmental needs.

As a Learning Support Assistant / LSA you will be friendly and approachable and be able to build outstanding relations with children, staff and the wider school community. Experience working with Nursery/KS1 school pupils as a teaching assistant and/or with pupils with identified SEND in a similar capacity would be desirable.


Your duties as a Learning Support Assistant / LSA is support the pupils in developing the effectiveness of their learning, taking into account their specific learning support needs by:

  • Building a rapport and developing a supportive relationship
  • Clarifying and explaining instructions
  • Ensuring the pupil is able to use equipment and materials provided
  • Providing motivation and encouragement, and promoting their self-esteem
  • Assisting in overcoming barriers to learning
  • Delivering programmes as advised by relevant professionals
  • Liaising with class teacher, SENDCo and other professionals about Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP), contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate
  • Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupil
  • Supporting differentiation and feedback to class teacher
  • Establish supportive relationships with the pupil concerned
  • Promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil with SEN, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner
  • Monitor the pupils response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes
  • Give positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce and sustain the pupils efforts and develop self reliance and self esteem
  • Support the pupil in developing social skills both in and out of the Classroom
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and with specific programmes to support learning
  • Under the direction of the teacher, carry out and report on systematic observations of pupils
  • Know and apply school policies on Child Protection, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Behaviour, Teaching and Learning, Equal Opportunities etc
  • Be aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/school
  • Contribute towards reviews of the pupils progress as appropriate
  • Be willing to support playground/break time supervision
  • Accompany teacher and pupils on educational visits


  • Qualification in Early Years/childhood development, education or childcare
  • Good GCSE (or equivalent) passes in Mathematics & English Language
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Experience working in an educational or early years setting
  • Exceptional inter-personal and organisational skills
  • Patience, kindness and flexibility
  • Understanding of best practice in teaching and learning strategies to meet

specific needs

  • Systematic approach to tasks and with attention to detail and the ability to

adjust tasks according to need

  • Understanding and empathy towards pupils with additional learning needs
  • Ability to liaise effectively with teaching staff on a daily basis or during

department meetings

  • Friendly, approachable and with the ability to develop good relations with

children, staff and the wider school community

  • Working knowledge and experience of delivering EYFS statutory framework
  • Experience conducting observations on children and recording outcomes/findings on relevant technical platforms such as Tapestry etc is desirable
  • Experience in planning next steps and developing activities that progress childrens learning is desirable


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