Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and patient Learning Support Assistant to support a named child on a 1 to 1 basis. This may include academic, emotional/behavioural/medical needs. You will assist teachers in providing a learning environment that enables all children to access the curriculum and learn to the best of their ability.

Additionally - 3.15 – 4.15pm on 30 Wednesdays - term time only when staff meetings are planned.

Temporary position until 31st December 2019, with view to extend if necessary.

The successful candidate:

has a good sense of humour

has a firm, sensitive and effective approach with students

is flexible in relation to subjects, students and tasks undertaken

has genuine empathy for SEN

has good levels of English and Maths skills

has the ability to motivate and encourage students appropriately

has the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

has an understanding of key safeguarding issues and procedures across the school


Support for Pupils:

Working with a pupil on a 1 to 1 basis. Deal with behavioural and special needs issues in conjunction with the teacher.

Support for teachers:

Help implement lesson plans for the pupil. Provide feedback to the student in conjunction with the teacher.

Support for curriculum:

Assist the teacher with testing and assessment. Review the pupil’s progress against learning programmes.

Support for the School:

Implement and adhere to curriculum policies

Detect signs of behavioural issues

Have genuine empathy for students with SEN

Break and Lunchtime supervision

Work with outside agencies

Corporate and statutory initiatives – qualities / health and safety / e-government / sustainability:

Maintain an awareness of school, national and statutory policies and requirements and apply these in the workplace at all times.

The Mark Way School is a school for young people aged 11-16 within the moderate learning difficulties range (MLD). As a school we have high aspirations for our students and want them to achieve as well as they can to enable them to lead successful and fulfilling lives into adulthood.

The Mark Way School is an exciting school to work in where we support and challenge our students to be the very best they can be.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.