Learning Support Assistant Grade 3 (Full time), Coventry

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Riverbank AcademyCoventry

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £13,767- £14,610 (pro rata)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

HOURS: 32 hours per week – Term time only plus 5 training days.  Monday 8:30-4:00 Tuesday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 3.15 p.m. 


To provide structured support and guidance in the development of our students' academic and social needs

To provide in-class support to our teachers and delivery practitioners

To assist with lunchtime supervision 

To assist with after school and break duties as part of the rota

To assist with the tutorial programme as a co-tutor


1. To develop an understanding of the special educational needs of the student/s concerned

2. To take into account the student/s’ special needs and ensure their access to the lesson and its content through appropriate clarification, explanations, equipment and materials

3. To build and maintain successful relationships with students, treat them consistently, with respect, dignity and consideration.

4. To strive towards the development of independent learning for our students

5. To support in the reinforcement of learning

6. To assist students with personal care, medical and physical needs, both in and out of the  classroom

7. To help students record work in ways appropriate to their needs and level 

8. To support in the assessment of Student Support Plans and targets

9. To inspire positive attitudes, developing self-belief and building motivation

10. To model good practice in effective learning to keep students on task

11. To contribute towards the rewards system, capturing students being successful

12. To have formal and informal meetings with teachers to contribute to planning lessons/activities

13. To support in the preparation of materials and resources that can reach a variety of students of different levels of ability.

14. To prepare students beforehand for a task

15. To apply total communication strategies that support and develop understanding

16. To work on differentiated activities with identified groups

17. To support the teacher in implementing specific teaching programmes

18. To supervise practical tasks

19. To carry out structured classroom assessment/ observation and feedback outcomes

20. To be involved in keeping records and evaluating identified students’ progress

21. To work as part of the team in relation to individual students, liaising, advising and consulting where appropriate

22. To support implementation of school policies and procedures, including those relating to confidentiality and behaviour

23 To identify personal training needs and to attend appropriate internal and external in-service training

24. Provide support to a form tutor as a co-tutor   

25. Encourage students to interact and work cooperatively with others and engage all students in activities.

26. Play an active role in the support of positive behaviour management of students both in and out of the classroom, reporting issues as appropriate.

27. To develop communications with parents, both written and verbal

28. Support in the examinations arrangements acting as a reader, prompt or scribe.

29. To embrace and adopt our 10 Professional Core Standards and seek to develop your skills, qualities and practice within this structure so that you can better serve our students.

In addition, any other tasks as directed by the Head Teacher which fall within the range of the post.

More about Riverbank Academy
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Princethorpe Way, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 2QD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 24 7645 3121
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