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Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

Job Description

Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

Position: Learning Support Assistant
Location: High Wycombe
Salary: £20,297 - £21,823 per annum (depending on experience)
Contract Type: Full-time, Term-time Only
Start Date: September 2024

About the School:

We have a lovely Primary school that is a vibrant and inclusive school located in the heart of High Wycombe. Their mission is to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment where every child is encouraged to achieve their full potential. They pride themselves on their supportive community, innovative teaching methods, and commitment to the holistic development of their pupils.

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a dedicated and compassionate Learning Support Assistant to join the team. The successful candidate will work closely with teachers to support the learning and development of pupils, particularly those with special educational needs (SEN). This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about education and eager to make a positive impact on young lives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one and small group support to pupils, both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and ensure that the specific needs of each child are met.
  • Support the class teacher in managing classroom behaviour and maintaining a positive learning environment.
  • Help with the preparation of learning materials and resources.
  • Encourage and motivate students to engage actively in their learning.
  • Monitor and record pupils' progress, providing feedback to teachers and parents as required.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive atmosphere for all students.

Person Specification:

  • Previous experience as a Learning Support Assistant or in a similar role within a school setting is highly desirable.
  • A genuine passion for working with children and supporting their educational development.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, empathy, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Basic understanding of child development and educational needs.
  • Relevant qualifications (e.g., NVQ Level 2/3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning, or equivalent) are advantageous but not essential.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary within the range of £20,297 - £21,823 per annum.
  • Opportunity to work in a supportive and dynamic school environment.
  • Professional development and training opportunities.
  • Term-time only work, offering a good work-life balance.

Application Process:

If you are enthusiastic about making a difference in children's lives and meet the above criteria, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to Dunbar Education.

Contact Information:

For further information about the role, please contact Dunbar Education at 0330 335 2984 or

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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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