Learning Support Assistant

Posted 26 June 2024
Salary £95 - £120 per day
LocationTyne and Wear
Job type Long Term Temporary
Discipline S.E.N.D
Contact NameLaura Wotton

Job description

Leader Education are seeking to find a dedicated and proactive Learning Support Assistant, for a Secondary School based in North Tyneside. This provision caters to students ranging from 11 to 16 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) needs.

This is a temporary to permanent role starting immediately, which could become permanent for the right individual.

Working with Leader Education:

  • Competitive pay rates.
  • Refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme: £100 per referral (terms apply).
  • Free CPD including Team Teach.
  • A dedicated consultant to answer any queries and for ongoing support.
  • Potential permanent contract after a qualifying period.


  • Support the Teacher in the classroom.
  • Being a motivating and supportive member to the children.
  • Encourage students by assisting them in what they may need in the classroom.
  • To support them in communicating effectively.
  • To be proactive when explaining instructions.
  • Empowering the students when reaching achievements or small goals.
  • Using a key form of communication such as paraphrasing or summarising to conduct a tailored approach to students learning.
  • To follow the student's educational health care plans.
  • Help to plan classroom activities and prepare materials needed for each lesson.


  • Enhanced DBS on the update service, or willingness to obtain one.
  • Experience of working with children and/or young people with SEMH.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, flexibility, and adaptability to meet all children's diverse needs.
  • Willingness to adapt to the range of duties given.

Leader Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all applicants must go through a thorough vetting procedure, including enhanced DBS and reference checks.