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Learning Support Assistant

Teaching Personnel

£18,562 - 19,312 per year


Temporary | Full Time



Position: Support Assistant

Hours: Full time – 30 hours per week

Salary: Grade C – £18,562 - £19,312 (Pro Rata 39 weeks)

Location: Nelson, Lancashire

Teaching Personnel are working to appoint a Level 2 Support assistant to work within the SEND department of a successful secondary school in Nelson.

Pupils who attend school are polite, well behaved and show a passion for learning. The incoming candidate will be working with some of the most vulnerable in school and will be expected to be a patient, caring and dedicated practitioner.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of working in a school setting
  • Experience of working with pupils with challenging behaviour
  • An understanding and knowledge of the National Curriculum and other learning strategies/programmes
  • An understanding of child development and learning
  • Commitment to the social/emotional/educational integration of pupils
  • A calm and approachable manner and be to work under pressure

The position is required to account for the increased pupil needs following the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pupils require support to ensure that they are able to access the mainstream curriculum, preventing them from further falling behind.

Although experience working within a school setting is desirable, it is not essential for this role. We would be willing to consider graduates interested in pursuing teaching or candidates with a transferable skill set from a previous profession.

If you believe that you can offer the right skill set for this role, get in touch today. Make an application by submitting your CV with up to date career history, contact details and qualifications. Please accompany your CV with a covering letter or personal statement about your desire to work within education.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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