Learning Support Assistant

Location: Sunderland
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: Secondary Support
Reference: LSA SUNNN1
Salary: £70 - 80 per day + PAYE - no umbrella companies. Earn while you learn, access to training
Job Published: 23 days ago

A Sunderland secondary school is recruiting for a learning support assistant. This is a full time role to begin ASAP (working Monday- Friday during term time only).

This role involves closely working with Secondary school students, aged between 11-16 years who have special education needs and require additional support with their education in order to help students overcome the challenging barriers they may face and achieve their academic and personal objectives. You may be working within the classroom or within the schools large SEND unit. The children you will work with may have a range of SEND, including ASC, SEMH and physical disabilities. While previous experience of working with children is desirable, the school is also interested in applications from graduates with an interest in working in education. Additional training may be provided to support any teaching assistant working within the school.


In your role as SEND teaching assistant you may:

  • Assist with the development and implementation of individual education/ behaviour plans to allow for children with SEND to make progress.
  •  Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
  •  Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom.
  •  Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities.
  •  Monitor, evaluate and provide feedback to ensure pupil achievement and progress and maintain accurate records.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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