Specialist Learning Support Assistant Grade 4 (Full time), Coventry

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Riverbank AcademyCoventry

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,562 - £19,405 (pro rata)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

HOURS: 37  hours per week – Term time only plus 5 training days Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (4.00 finish Friday)


• To plan and implement agreed interventions with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom. Learning programmes may include numeracy, literacy, social skills and other personalised SEN learning programmes

• To deliver programmes of support to smaller groups with minimal supervision.

• To monitor and record the pupil’s responses to learning activities through formal observations and planned recording of achievement and progress

• To use specialist curricular/learning/skills/training to support pupils

• Cover lessons in the short term absence of a teacher

• Under the guidance of the school nurse support students in their medical care

• Under the guidance of an identified teacher support in the organisation and development of a specific SEND or subject area


Learning Support Assistant

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 formal observation, clarification, explanation, equipment and highly differentiated 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 and facilitate the reinforcement of learning

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

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

8. To take an active role 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 deliver programmes of support to smaller groups with minimal supervision and to monitor, evidence and record its success.

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

15. To prepare students beforehand for a task

16. To apply total communication and other strategies that support and develop understanding

17. To create and implement differentiated activities with identified groups

18. To take an active role in delivering practical tasks

19. To monitor and record the pupils responses to learning activities through formal observations and planned recording of achievement and progress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28. To undertake duties each week as outlined on the schools duty rota 

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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