Havering Schools Jobs

Learning Support Assistant

  • Employer: Langtons Infant School
  • Reference: SCH/24/281173
Grade 1/2 Points 2 - 5
Langtons Infant School
Closing on 03/06/2024 at 12:00
Enhanced DBS Check
Temporary | Part Time/Term Time
31.25 hours per week. 8:30am to 3:30pm.

Langtons Infant School

Westland Avenue



RM11 3SD

01708 447866

Website: www.langtonsinfant.com

Head Teacher: Miss E Page


Temporary Learning Support Assistant

Grade 1/2 Points 2 - 5 

Hours: 31.25 hours per week

38 weeks per year Plus 5.7 weeks paid holiday

Actual Salary: £18,808 - £19,664 p.a.

Contract: Temporary one year contract

Start: as soon as possible

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to provide one-to-one support for children with specific Special Educational Needs (SEN). The successful candidate will play a crucial role in helping students overcome barriers to learning and achieve their full potential in a supportive and inclusive environment. 

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide tailored support to individual students with SEN, ensuring their specific needs are met.
• Implement individualised education plans (IEPs) and adapt learning activities accordingly.
• Work closely with teachers, SENCo, and other professionals to develop and deliver effective support strategies.
• Monitor and record student progress, providing regular feedback to teachers and parents.
• Foster a positive and inclusive classroom environment, encouraging student engagement and participation.
• Have the energy and creativity to make individual and small group learning experiences challenging and supportive of rapid progress to enable children to reach their full potential.
• Assist with personal care if required. 
• Support students in developing social skills, independence, and self-confidence.

• Previous experience working with children with SEN.
• A relevant qualification in education, childcare, or special educational needs (e.g. CACHE Level 2/3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning).
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
• Patience, empathy and a genuine passion for working with children with SEN.
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
• Knowledge of specific SEN conditions and appropriate support strategies.
• Flexibility and adaptability to meet the varying needs of students. 

Desired skills: 
• Have a GCSE in Maths and English (A-C Grades) and hold an NVQ Level 2 qualification or working towards.
• Have experience supporting pupils with Speech and Language needs (including using PECS).
• Can lead and support a range of academic and social interventions.
• Be an ambitious person who is keen to develop their own expertise and who has the desire to achieve.
• Have a sound knowledge of the Early Years and Key Stage 1 curriculum.
• Have a good sense of humour.

We can offer:
• Dedicated and caring staff who help support each other.
• Happy, confident, well behaved children who enjoy being at school.
• An excellent leadership team to support and guide you.
• Continuous CPD opportunities and training.
• A committed governing body and supportive parents.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

Please apply online only.

Closing date for applications: 3rd June 2024 at 12 noon

Interview Date: 6th June 2024.

Shortlisted applicants invited for interview will be contacted by email.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants regardless of age, gender and ethnicity.


Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our pupils from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our schools, superseding any other considerations. Therefore Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance.

It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to submit, prior to their interview, a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Upon submission of this information, online checks may be carried out.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the School.

Equal Opportunities

Havering Schools aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, religious or political affiliation and trade union activities. All matters related to employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

How to apply

To apply, please visit https://ats-haveringschools.jobsgopublic.com and submit your application by clicking the 'Apply Online' link below.

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