Learning Support Assistant

Location: Sunderland
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: Secondary Support
Reference: LSASR01
Salary: £77 - 85 per day + PAYE - no umbrella companies. Earn while you learn, access to training
Job Published: 19 days ago


Protocol Education are currently recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant to work at one of the biggest Secondary Schools in Sunderland (United Kingdom).

The school we are working with prides themselves on creating a safe, secure and engaging learning environment – one that is inclusive, ambitious and challenging. They are a values-driven employer that supports their staff with high quality professional development and opportunities to become a leader in their chosen field.

The role is a perfect fit for candidates who enjoy working with children and have a passion for seeing the personal and academic development of young people. Whilst no prior experience is necessary, commitment, dedication and passion are some of the key attributes that we look for when recruiting Teaching Assistants. Further to this, the role is ideal for anybody looking to gain experience in secondary schools and wanting to begin their career in education.

The school is particularly interested in applications from graduates with an interest in a career in education such as teaching or educational psychology. Previous experience of working with children is desirable but not essential.  Training will be provided to support you in this role.

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will be working either in the classroom with the wider class, on a 1:1 basis, or in small groups of 6-8 students. You will follow the curriculum and support the development of learners who may require some additional support with their studies, for example children with Autism and ADHD. You will be providing the likes of targeted intervention for key skills such as speech and language, reading and comprehension, literacy and numeracy as well as assisting in creative lessons such as art, music and design technology.

The role:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Hours typically 8:30-3:30
  • Working with children with additional needs such as autism
  • Developing children’s communication skills and social skills
  • Opportunity to play a part in social and academic development of young people

It is fantastic experience for  anyone hoping to buiild experience before progressing in a career in education like teaching or educational psychology. It's a great opportunity to help change the lives of young people for the better and really make a positive impact. 

If you believe that you are an ideal fit for this opportunity then please do not hesitate in applying with an up-to-date CV!


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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