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Learning Support Assistant

Hurst Schools LimitedCamberley

We require several Learning Support Assistants  for an immediate start.

Under the teacher’s clear guidance, to support the education, personal and social development of pupils in the class including those with special needs and/or bilingual needs and to establish a positive relationship with pupils.


 SENCO and ultimately the Principal

General Areas of Responsibility

Support for Pupils

 Under the clear guidance of the class teacher to implement structured learning activities and to assist individual/group of pupils to complete tasks.

 To undertake activities to assist in monitoring the personal, social and emotional needs of pupils.

 To develop positive relationships with pupils to assist pupil progress and attainment.

 To assist in the devising of pupils’ individual targets and their monitoring and review.

 Support pupils as part of a planned inclusion programme.

 To assist in the development of varying skills that support pupils’ learning.

 To assist in the specific medical/care needs of pupils when specific training has been undertaken and to undertake first aid duties (training will be provided).

 To support the child at playtime as necessary.

Support for the Teacher

 To assist in the monitoring/recording of pupil progress, problems and developmental needs.

 To assist in the production of teaching aids.

 To assist in pupil supervision and assist in the management of pupil behaviour.

 To provide information to the class teacher to assist in the planning of work programmes.

 To liaise with the school’s nominated person in respect of pupil absence.

 Administer routine tests and assist in the invigilation of exams.

Support for the School

 To assist in providing an atmosphere in which effective learning can take place.

 To support the promotion of positive relationships with parents and outside agencies.

 To work within school policies and procedures.

 To attend staff training as appropriate.

 To take care for their own and other people’s health and safety.

 To be aware of the confidential nature of issues related to home/pupil/teacher/school work.

 To assist with pupil supervision i.e. break times.

Support for the Curriculum

 To assist the delivery of educational and developmental work programmes.

 To support the use of ICT in learning activities.

In addition, other duties may be interchanged with/added to this list at any time.

Person Specification

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All employees of Hurst Lodge School are required to provide references and to undertake an enhanced DBS check. 

Personal Qualities

 A cheerful and positive outlook.

 Patience.

 Ability to remain calm.

 Ability to behave in a consistent way in order to give clear messages to the children.

 Ability to work as part of a team.

 Hold a pass grade at GSCE in Mathematics and English

 Ability to establish positive working relationships with adults and children

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