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Learning Support Assistant

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children with special educational needs? Do you thrive in a dynamic and nurturing educational environment? We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and compassionate Learning Support Assistant to join our partner school in Leighton Buzzard, supporting primary age children with special needs.

About Us: At Dunbar Education, we are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive learning environment for the young people in all of our partner schools. We believe in empowering every child to reach their full potential and our dedicated team of educators and support staff play a crucial role in making this vision a reality.

Role Overview: As a Learning Support Assistant, you will be an integral part of the inclusive classroom, working closely with primary age children who have special educational needs. Your role will involve providing one-to-one support, assisting with classroom activities and adapting learning materials to meet individual needs. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with teachers, parents/carers and others to create a holistic and enriching learning experience for every student.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide personalised support to students with special educational needs, fostering a nurturing and inclusive classroom environment.
  • Assist teachers in implementing EHCPs and adapting teaching materials as needed.
  • Collaborate with staff, parents/carers and outside agencies to ensure the overall well-being and progress of each student.
  • Foster positive social interactions and promote independent learning skills among students.
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress and contribute to assessment and reporting processes.


  • Previous experience working with children, especially those with special needs, is preferred.
  • A genuine passion for supporting children's learning and well-being.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, empathy, and a positive attitude.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic educational setting.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Free access to 100s of training courses for your own professional development
  • The chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and their families.
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Personal satisfaction in contributing to the growth and development of young learners.

If you are a compassionate and motivated individual with a desire to play a pivotal role in the education and development of children with special educational needs, please apply today! Help to create a nurturing and empowering environment where every child can thrive.