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We help you develop the skills and experience to find your ideal support job in schools. All we need from you are good, reading and numeracy skills and a positive approach to working with children and teachers. It helps if you have experience in related areas, for example in youth groups or care work, but we can help you gain the practical classroom experience to develop your career in a new direction.


Classroom Support Workers

Pupil Intervention Specialists

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Support the teacher in helping pupils with learning activities during lessons

Deliver targeted interventions and learning support in specific areas identified by the teacher

Provide support for children with special education needs and disabilities

Support the teacher in managing class behaviour

Work with the teacher to raise attainment through agreed individual learning activities

Adapt resources and lesson content for visually and aurally impaired pupil

Carry out administrative tasks, help the teacher prepare lesson activities and complete records

Deliver booster and revision support for exams and SATs (small groups or individiduals)

Support complex health and personal care needs

 What skills are required 

Provide bi-lingual language support in lessons for non-native English speakers

Act as a specialist assistant with particular subject areas and learning tools (eg. phonics)

Provide emotional and behavioural support and mentoring

Support the school in managing PPA time, non-core activities, trips and pupil supervision

Provide learning support and development in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Provide support to develop improved social skills and greater self-confidence

Good reading, writing and numeracy skills

All of Classroom Support Worker requirements, plus...

All of Classroom Support Worker requirements, plus...

Energy, enthusiasm and creativity

Specialist subject knowledge or expertise

Experience of working in specific SEND environments and with specific conditions

Patience, flexibility and a sense of humour

A basic understanding of how children learn and develop

Specialist skills and qualifications (eg. Makaton, PECS, Teach Teach)

The ability to build positive relationships with children, teachers and staff

A basic understanding of relevant  teaching tools and techniques (eg. phonics, number lines)

The ability to engage and communicate with carers and parents

The ability to manage and engage children (and groups of children) with challenging behaviour

A basic understanding of school output goals and measurement priorities

Willingness to develop new skills and undergo training
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