Learning Support Assistant

Location: Cambridge
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Secondary Support
Reference: lsa9393
Salary: £80 - 95 per day
Job Published: 10 days ago

Job Title: Learning Support Assistant

Job Type:

This is a contract position, with an expectation to work full-time hours.


The salary for this role is £80 - £95 per day.

Job Duties:

  • Provide support to students with learning difficulties or disabilities.
  • Assist with the implementation of individual education plans.
  • Support students in accessing the curriculum and participating in classroom activities.
  • Help with personal care needs, if required.
  • Collaborate with teachers and other professionals to create a supportive learning environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Patience and empathy when working with students.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work as part of a team.


A minimum of GCSEs in English and Maths are required. A relevant teaching assistant qualification would be advantageous.


Prior experience working with students with learning difficulties is desirable but not essential.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Understanding of different learning needs and strategies to support them.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and be flexible in approach.
  • Basic IT skills for record-keeping and communication purposes.

Preferred Qualifications:

An NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools would be preferred.

Working Conditions:

  • This role involves working within a school setting, supporting students during school hours.
  • May require some physical exertion when assisting students with mobility or personal care needs.
  • The position may involve occasional participation in school events or trips.

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.

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