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1:1 SEND Learning Support Assistant

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1:1 SEND Learning Support Assistant (LSA) - Primary School

Position: 1:1 SEND Learning Support Assistant (LSA)
Location: High Wycombe
Contract Type: Full-Time
Salary: Dependent on experience
Start Date: September 2024

About Us:

We have a thriving and inclusive primary school committed to providing a nurturing and supportive environment for all their pupils. They are dedicated to ensuring every child reaches their full potential through a broad, balanced, and creative curriculum.

Job Description:

We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated 1:1 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Learning Support Assistant to join their team. The successful candidate will work closely with a specific pupil, providing tailored support to meet their individual learning needs and help them achieve their educational goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide 1:1 support for a pupil with SEND, fostering their academic, social, and emotional development.
  • Implement and adapt educational activities and materials to suit the pupil's learning style and requirements.
  • Collaborate with teachers, SENCO, and other professionals to create and implement Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
  • Assist with classroom management, ensuring the pupil is fully integrated and engaged in all class activities.
  • Support the pupil during transitions, breaks, and other non-classroom times as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records of the pupil's progress and provide regular feedback to teachers and parents.
  • Attend relevant training sessions and meetings to stay updated on best practices in SEND support.


  • Previous experience working with children with SEND in an educational setting.
  • A strong understanding of various SEND conditions and effective strategies to support learning.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for working with children.
  • Relevant qualifications, such as a Level 2 or 3 Teaching Assistant qualification, are desirable but not essential.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently when required.

Why Join Us?

  • A supportive and friendly school community.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • A positive and inclusive working environment.
  • The chance to make a real difference in a child's educational jtheirney.

How to Apply:

To apply for this rewarding role, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your experience and suitability for the position to ricky.rose@dunbareducation ASAP!

The primary school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

If this position isn't quite what you are looking for, please still get in touch to discuss other available roles. If you also know of someone else who may be interested, earn extra money with our referral bonus, up to £250!

If you have not received a response within 7 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For other available positions please refer to our website.

Dunbar Education is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding to ensure the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, to share this commitment. To adhere with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all registrations will be required to fill out our application form in, to receive work. This will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Dunbar Education is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the value of and seeks to achieve a diverse workforce in schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Dunbar Education is a member of ASPCo compliance plus, for more information please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement.

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