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Learning Support Teaching Assistant
  • Employer: La Salette Catholic Primary
  • Reference: SCH/21/152687
  • Published: Tue 25/05/2021, 9:55 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 14/06/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 30 hours per week
  • Salary: Scale 3, points 5-6
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: La Salette Catholic School, Havering

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Learning Support Teaching Assistant

La Salette Catholic Primary School

Dunedin Road,


RM13 8SP

Tel: 01708 555554


Headteacher: Mr. A.S Wilson


Learning Support Teaching Assistant

Hours: 30 hours per week x 38 weeks

Salary: Scale 3, Points 5-6. Pro rata salary: £15,459- £15,739 p.a. (FTE £22,185-£22,587 p.a.)

Contract: Temporary Termly Contract

Start Date: Required for: 21st June (although start date negotiable if period of notice is required)


La Salette Catholic Primary School is a vibrant, child-centred and welcoming school. We are looking for a member of staff to work as part of our dedicated team in raising standards for our children and bringing them to their full potential. The role is primarily supporting ASD and high needs children across the school. The successful applicant will be flexible, versatile and have experience of supporting high needs children.


  • To work under the direct instruction of teaching staff and/or SENco, to support access to learning for pupils.

Main Responsibilities 

  • Supporting & Delivering Learning – work with individuals or small groups of pupils under the direct supervision of teaching/senior staff and provide feedback to the teacher.
  • Behaviour/Guidance/Support – support pupils to understand instructions, support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils.
  • Curriculum Resource Support – under the direction/instruction of teaching/senior staff to provide general support to staff and pupils, including preparation, and routine maintenance and creation of resources/equipment.
  • Organisation – Recording progress information for individuals or groups against SEN targets or specific learning goals.

Specific Tasks

  • Preparation/routine maintenance or creation of materials/equipment for special needs children/groups.
  • Support/supervision of pupils in lessons.
  • Recording of evidence of progress toward SEN targets or IEP targets.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.


  • Experience of working with children with high needs autism and challenging behaviours.
  • Working at or towards National Occupational Standards on Supporting Teaching and Learning reflected in the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning on the Qualification and Credit Framework, or equivalent experience.
  • Good numeracy/literacy skills and clear spoken English.
  • First Aid Training (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of any of the following is desirable: PECS, MAKATON, ATTENTION AUTISM, TACPAC


  • Working with or caring for children with special needs (particularly ASD).

Policies Procedures

  • Be aware of and comply with all school policies and procedures relating to safe guarding, health, safety and security, behaviour & anti-bullying, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.


  • Able to use IT to support school systems.
  • Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed.

What we can provide:

  • A Catholic ethos at the heart of all we do;
  • Continued professional development and training;
  • A supportive and caring team;
  • Clear structures and procedures;
  • Good communication and support in your role.

He/she will be able to work under the guidance of the Headteacher, SENCO and the class teacher, but must also be able to show initiative when working with challenging children. Please contact the school if you need any further information.


Please apply online.

Closing date for applications: 14th June 2021

Interviews: 15th – 18th June 2021

Therefore, if you have not received an invitation to interview by one week after the closing date your application will have been unsuccessful. It is not possible to contact each individual applicant.