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Learning Support Assistant

Position Start Date: 30th October 2017

Pay Range: £16,781 – £17,772 (Full time equivalent)

Employment Type: Term time only

Contract Type:Permanent

Date of Interview: TBA

Hours: 32.5

About the role

Westfield Academy are seeking to appoint a learning Support Assistant to support the education of students in order to help overcome barriers to learning and to achieve their potential.

Workings hours 8:00am - 3:00pm

Main responsibilities:

  • Helping the students to access the content of lessons and to respond to tasks given.
  • Contributing to curriculum differentiation which takes into account student’s needs and difficulties. 
  • Helping to promote the development of student’s literacy and numeracy skills so that he can achieve his potential in both.
  • Monitoring & develop student’s attention, listening and concentration skills.
  • Monitoring Student’s social communication and interaction and to implement actions that will promote positive development in these and integration with his peers.
  • Helping the student to develop his verbal comprehension, extend his expressive language and clarity of speech.
  • Promoting the development of student’s fine and gross motor skills.
  • Promoting and support group work and both structured & unstructured activities that will provide opportunities for the student to develop the above skills & to experience & recognise success.
  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of student’s individual education plan.
  • Monitoring and attend to student’s behavioural and emotional needs and to promote his well being, self awareness and independence

English & Maths GCSE are essential

Degree in any subject area is desirable

Please send your completed application, person specification and a covering letter (no more than 1 side of A4) for the attention of Lorna Elliott, Email:-

The school is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All postholders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing Date

Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 5:30pm


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