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KH27 LSA Margate

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£70 per day

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Learning Support Assistant

Job posted by: Katie Holmes

Role: Learning Support Assistant

Location: Margate, Kent

Start Date: October 2021

Pay Rate : £70 per day

HRGO Education are recruiting for a progressive SEMH school based in Margate, Kent. They are seeking a Learning Support Assistant with a passion for supporting young people with SEMH and challenging behaviours. Previous SEND experience is desirable, however training is provided by the school so candidates with a positive attitude that want to begin a career in SEND education will be considered.

You will be supporting pupils in small groups with their learning and managing their emotions/behaviour throughout the school day. The role is full-time, and you will be working alongside class teachers and other Learning Support Assistants in small classes of 5 pupils.

The school was rated "Good" by Ofsted and is well resourced to support their young people. It follows a creative and vocational curriculum with lots of outdoor activities for its pupils. The school is located in a country park and is close to the sea. Pupils attend from the surrounding areas of Margate, Broadstairs and Westgate. It has secure on-site parking available for all staff.

The Learning Support Assistant role:

As a Learning Support Assistant you will be supporting children on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis with their daily routine at school including classwork and outdoor activities. The activities carried out at the school are based around the SEMH the needs of the children and follow pupils EHCPs. The activities carried out are things like outdoor play, music, baking, crafts etc, in which you will be required to take part in the activity alongside the children to help them to engage in the task.

The young people you will be supporting have social and emotional support requirements and often need a nurturing approach to help them manage their behaviour and emotions. Often they have self-esteem and confidence issues and can struggle in social situations. You will work alongside various staff members and teachers to support each pupil with their personalised learning plans and cater to their individual needs.


To be considered for the Learning Support Assistant position, you will:

  • Be available Monday to Friday 08:45 - 15.45.
  • Be physically fit, energetic, confident and resilient with a good sense of humour
  • Be passionate about changing the lives of young people with SEND

About us

We are a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. We are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.

Benefits of working with HRGO Education

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Temp to perm contracts available
  • Regular CPD at the school and permanent career progression opportunities
  • A fully supportive Teaching and SLT team

How to apply

If you are an experienced or aspiring Learning Support Assistant who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.

Apply today via this website.

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