About the role


JOB TITLE:                                      Learning Support Assistant


MAIN PURPOSE:                To assist in the support and inclusion of children with Special Educational Needs/ diverse learning needs within a mainstream school.


  • Supporting the pupil; develop a knowledge of a range of learning support needs and to develop an understanding of the specific needs of the pupils to be supported, through clarification & explaining instructions, & motivating & encouragement, aiding the pupil to learn as effectively as possible in groups or on their own.  Also will be required to liaise with class teachers and SENCO about pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan.  Experience in supporting pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or learning difficulties preferable.
  • Supporting the Teacher; to contribute to the maintenance of children’s progress records & provide regular feedback about the children to the teacher
  • Supporting the School; develop a relationship to foster links between home and school, to contribute to reviews of children’s progress, attending relevant in-service training, awareness of school procedures and confidentiality issues linked to pupil/home/teacher/school work and to keep confidences appropriately
  • Support the Curriculum; develop awareness for the National Curriculum and support specific aims in lessons as planned and directed by teacher.  To develop awareness of curriculum targets and support work towards them


To take part in:

  • Professional development & training
  • School performance management process
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by SENCO/ Headteacher


  • Good standard of education; with a competent level of numeracy & literacy
  • Evidence of taking initiative
  • Reliable
  • Capable of managing difficult situations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Willing to take responsibility
  • Ability to build positive relationships
  • Smart Appearance
  • Good sense of humour
  • Pride in work and school environment
  • IT literate



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Contact details

Verulam School , Headteacher
Brampton Road St Albans
Hertfordshire AL1 4PR

Telephone: 01727 766100
Fax: 01727 766256
Email: admin@verulam.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.verulamschool.net