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Learning Support Assistant

Winchester Road, Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, LE8 5PR
Countesthorpe Academy
Part Time
£18,933 - £19,314 (Actual £12,388 - £12,638)
17th February 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
1st April 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Term
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
  • Contract length: Until July 2022
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1204427

Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

Specifically to support a student with medical needs

Grade 5, Pay Point 7-8 £12,388 - £12,638 (FTE £18,933 - £19,314)

To start ASAP. Fixed term until 15 July 2022

27.5 hours per week / 38 weeks per annum

20 minutes lunch time duty / 38 weeks per annum

Key Tasks:

An LSA will work under the direct supervision of a teacher to provide support for teaching and learning and associated activities in accordance with school policies and procedures. This may include providing general support for whole class learning activities, or supporting individuals or small groups of pupils. This role will require the successful applicant to be either trained, or prepared to undergo the necessary training for caring for a young person with a tracheotomy, including any acute interventions as required. Support will be provided by the Diana Nurses

Main duties and Responsibilities

● To provide agreed support to the teacher in the delivery of planned whole class learning activities.

● To work under the direct supervision of a teacher to carry out planned learning activities with small groups or individual pupils, providing feedback on their engagement in activities and their achievement of the desired learning objectives.

● To help prepare, monitor and maintain a safe and secure learning environment in line with the teacher’s lesson plans.

● To observe and feed back to the teacher on pupil performance and behaviour, taking action as appropriate in line with relevant school policies.

● To support the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of pupils, including contributing ideas and suggestions to support planning, to meet their development needs.

● To interact with and respond positively to children, young people and adults.

● To develop positive relationships with colleagues, providing consistent and effective support and working constructively as a member of the school staff team.

● To support pupils to improve their numeracy and literacy skills through focussed learning activities and more generally across the curriculum.

● Utilise ICT resources to support pupils learning.

● To provide care and encouragement to children and young people with disabilities or special educational needs, supporting them to participate in activities and liaising, if required, with parents / carers / other professionals as appropriate.

● To contribute to the provision of support for bilingual / multilingual pupils if required.

● To invigilate internal and external tests and examinations under formal conditions.

● To support the medical needs of students, as required.

● To supervise students during lunch times.


Safeguarding Statement:

This College is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check via the DBS.
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