Learning Support Assistant, Lancashire

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Oakfield House SchoolLancashire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,500
Contract term: Permanent

Job Purpose

To work as a Learning Support Assistant, providing support to the teacher and the pupils within an assigned group.

In addition to agreed responsibilities of Learning Support Assistants and any reasonable direction from the Head of School or member of the Senior Leadership Team the Learning Support Worker will:

Main Tasks

  1. To work with individual and small groups of children on educational activities.
  2. To assist teachers in developing and implementing individual educational programmes.
  3. To support individual and small groups of children across a broad and balanced curriculum.
  4. To prepare materials and equipment.
  5. To occasionally transport children home and on educational visits etc.

Job Activities

  1. To work with individual and small groups of children in conjunction with the subject teacher.
  2. To record relevant educational, social and behavioural information within an agreed framework.
  3. To implement agreed individual educational/behavioural programmes.
  4. To promote the social and emotional development of children through positive approaches that encourage appropriate relationships and the development of self-esteem.
  5. To accompany class groups on external educational visits.
  6. To assist subject teacher in group and individual behavioural management, within the agreed school framework.
  7. To assist in classroom organisation and display work.
  8. To contribute to pupils’ annual review reports and progress files.
  9. To attend staff meetings and contribute constructively on specific issues to encourage the development of agreed whole school policies and procedures.
  10. To attend morning and afternoon briefings.
  11. To participate in In-Service Training including Team Teach and Staff Development Programmes.
  12. To eat with the children at lunch time, encouraging appropriate behaviour, social skills and positive interactions.
  13. To supervise pupils at all times.


The learning support assistant will be immediately responsible to the Senior Learning Support Assistant.

As a member of staff you will:

  1. fulfil all aspects of the main tasks identified on your job description
  2. fulfil all aspects of the job activities identified on your job description
  3. fulfil the following generic aspects:
  4. conduct themselves in a professional manner
  5. adhere to the school dress code
  6. to complete paperwork as and when required
  7. GCSE’s in Maths and English, grade C or above
  8. Basic computer literacy skills
  9. Ability to work as part of a team
  10. Flexible approach to working
  11. Ability to build relationships with children & young people
  12. Driving Licence
  13. Negotiation Skills
  14. High expectations of others
  15. Ability to work on own initiative
  16. Willing to undertake training
  17. Ability to prioritise tasks    
  18. Previous experience of working with young people, preferably in an educational setting
  19. Qualification related to Child or Social Care

Safeguarding is everybody’s business.  The welfare and safeguarding of children and young people should be of paramount consideration, whatever your role or level of responsibility is within the organisation.  All employees, panel members, independent workers and volunteers are required to ensure compliance with the company’s guidance and policy on safeguarding and are required to attend Safeguarding training appropriate to their level of responsibility.  ​

Job location

More about Oakfield House School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 12 years
Address: Station Road, Salwick, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 0YH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1772 672630
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Oakfield House School offers an outstanding & therapeutic educational approach, ensuring pupils who’ve struggled in previous provisions can settle, be happy, and make extraordinary progress in their learning.

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