Learning Support Assistants

Job Title/Post: Learning Support Assistants.
Salary: Grade B, £22,366–£22,737 FTE.
Contract Type: One-year fixed (term time and inset days as required).
Start and end date: 1 September 2024–31 August 2025. Possibility of an extension.
Responsible to: Executive Headteacher.
Hours: 5 days per week including lunch duties (up to 30 hours a week).


Are you passionate about supporting pupils with a variety of needs on a one-on-one or small-group basis?

We require enthusiastic and dedicated Learning Support Assistants, committed to making a difference, who have the enthusiasm to raise pupil achievement, as well as supporting their individual needs.

Experience of supporting pupils with SEND and ASC is essential.

We are looking for individuals who have:

  • Experience of working with children with additional needs, including autism.
  • The motivation and passion to achieve the very best for the children with additional needs in our care and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence.
  • A good understanding of the range of additional needs that pupils can have and how best to support them.
  • High expectations for yourself and the children in your care.
  • The ability to work independently and with initiative, as well as part of a wider team.
  • A positive ‘can do’ attitude and strive to be the best they can be.
  • A caring and nurturing approach to supporting pupils.
  • Lots of energy, enthusiasm and patience, along with excellent communication skills.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Motivating pupils to achieve beyond their potential.
  • Encouraging children to communicate.
  • Ensuring pupils feel comfortable and confident in their own abilities.
  • Supporting children during learning, social activities, outings, and sports events.
  • Helping children prepare for various activities, such as Physical Education (PE), or during therapy sessions. 
  • Assisting Teachers to plan learning activities, prepare learning materials, complete records, and carry out administrative tasks. 
  • Following and delivering on a child’s SAP/EHCP targets.
  • Supervising pupils in the playground at break and/or lunchtime.

Our school can offer:

  • A happy and welcoming school.
  • A great team of hard-working, dedicated and supportive staff.
  • Enthusiastic, happy children who are well behaved and eager to learn.
  • A commitment to high quality training and professional development. 

Visits to the school or an informal conversation with the Executive Headteacher are warmly welcomed and encouraged. A full recruitment pack can be downloaded from our website www.garlandjuniorschool.co.uk.

Please contact the school office to arrange a visit or if you require further assistance.

The Burghfield Common Federation

Garland Junior School
Clay Hill, Burghfield Common, Reading, Berkshire RG7 3HG
Executive Headteacher: Mrs C Rose
Tel: 0118 983 2776
Email: office@garland.w-berks.sch.uk


The Burghfield Common Federation is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, including social media checks and references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check. 

Garland Junior School

Garland Junior School Logo
Garland Junior School
Clayhill Road
Burghfield Common
Reading
Berkshire
RG7 3HG

Headteacher: Miss E Dawkins

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