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Learning Support Assistant (SEN School)

Job Description

Are you a compassionate and dedicated individual with experience in supporting children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)? We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to join our committed team at a leading SEN school devoted to providing exceptional educational experiences.

Job Summary: The SEN Learning Support Assistant (LSA) provides essential support to students with special educational needs, working under the guidance of the classroom teacher and SENCo to facilitate an inclusive learning environment. The role involves assisting with the delivery of tailored educational programmes, supporting students' academic and personal development, and helping to manage classroom behaviour.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and delivering personalised learning activities based on students' Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Provide one-on-one or small group support to students, ensuring they understand and complete tasks
  • Support the emotional and social development of students, promoting a positive and inclusive atmosphere
  • Help with classroom organisation and management, ensuring a safe and conducive learning environment
  • Assist with the preparation of teaching materials and resources
  • Observe and report on student progress, providing feedback to teachers and other staff
  • Work collaboratively with teachers, therapists, and other support staff to address the holistic needs of students
  • Participate in training and development opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge in SEN


  • Minimum 6 months of experience working with SEN children, preferably in an educational setting
  • DBS certificate on the update service
  • Relevant qualifications or training in special educational needs (advantageous)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting students with SEN
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently when required

This role offers the opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of students with SEN, contributing to their educational and personal growth in a supportive and dynamic environment.

Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

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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