Learning Support Assistant

Location: Colchester
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: Primary
Reference: LSACR1
Salary: £77 - 90 per day + £50 referral bonus
Job Published: 22 days ago

Protocol Education is currently seeking a dedicated and compassionate Learning Support Assistant to join a reputable primary school in Colchester. This exciting opportunity involves working on a 1:1 basis with a child with Special Educational Needs.

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in providing tailored support to enhance the child's learning experience and overall well-being

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with a specific SEND child, providing individualized assistance to meet their educational and developmental needs.

  • Collaborate with the class teacher and other professionals to create and implement effective strategies that support the child's learning and social integration.

  • Modify materials and activities to accommodate the unique learning styles and abilities of the SEND child.

  • Regularly assess and record the child's progress, providing feedback to the teaching team and parents or guardians.

  • Implement positive behaviour management techniques to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

  • Maintain open and clear communication with parents, teachers, and other relevant stakeholders regarding the child's progress and any concerns.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Previous experience working with children with SEND is diserable 
  • Relevant qualifications in education or childcare is diserable (e.g., CACHE Level 3, Teaching Assistant qualification).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting children with additional needs.


  • Competitive salary.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive working environment within a vibrant school community.

How to Apply:

To apply for this rewarding role, please submit your CV.

Note: Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

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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