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Job details
Employer Downshall Primary School
Location Ilford Essex
Salary £15,149 gross per annum
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 30th October 2017

Learning Support Assistant  

To commence on 30th October 2017   

Salary: LBR Grade 2             35 hours per week, term time only             

Actual gross salary £15,149 per annum  

The LSA will be required to offer support to pupils with complex communication and language difficulties and children on the autistic spectrum. Candidates should be graduates and have a GCSE qualification in English and Mathematics and will be required to have very good spoken English and experience of working in schools.   

Your duties may vary but you will be required to:  

Implement agreed strategies that enable pupils to cope with communication and emotional difficulties; 

Use effective, agreed behavior strategies to support pupils with emotional difficulties; Support the learning programme for demanding pupils; 

Support groups of children within the classroom as directed by the SEN Coordinator;  Remain calm and positive even when a pupil’s behavior can be challenging; 

Keep records on the child you support; 

Liaise with the SENCO, class teacher, parents and other agencies when necessary; 

Be flexible; 

Carry out other support duties required by the Headteacher.  

Closing date is Monday 16th October at 9.00am. 

This is a full time post on a fixed term contract initially until July 2018, subject to annual review.   

An application pack is available to download from our school website 

Please complete the application form provided in our application pack. 

Applications made on any other forms and CVs will not be considered.  

Completed applications can either be emailed to, stating LSA in the subject field or posted to the above address.  

Downshall Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will therefore be subject to an enhanced DBS check. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population.  Downshall is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities and diversity.