Learning Support Assistant
Professional duties and responsibilities
The role of the Learning Support Assistant is to work under the guidance of the Learning. Support Leader to support the delivery of quality learning and teaching and to help raise standards of achievement for all pupils; To encourage the participation of pupils in the social and academic processes of the school, and enable pupils to become more independent learners. To undertake support programmes to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.
The main aims of the post of Learning Support Assistant are to:
- Support pupils, staff and curriculum.
- To contribute to planning and assessment of pupils.
- Maintain exceptional relationships with other staff, pupils and families.
- To contribute professionally to the whole school development.
- To plan and teach phonics programme using Read Write Inc.
Teaching and Learning
- Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting
relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase achievement of all pupils including, where appropriate, those with special educational needs and disabilities.
- Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of all pupils in learning and extracurricular activities.
- Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures.
- Contribute to effective assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording and reporting of pupil progress as appropriate to the level of the role.
- Communicate effectively and sensitively with pupils to adapt to their needs and support their learning.
- Maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment by organising and managing physical teaching space and resources.