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Learning Support Assistant - Ks1 - Fixed Term

Sunny Bank Primary School , Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2074-71S
  • Posted:27/11/2019
  • Pay:KR3 £17,365 pro-rata to 30hrs/week-Term time only
  • Start Date:January 2020
  • App Close Date:10/12/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:16th December 2019


Job Role:

Learning Support Assistant


Kent Range 3

Responsible to:

Class Teacher

Purpose of the Job:

To work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to pupils and staff under the direction, guidance and direct supervision of the classroom teacher.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  1. Work with individuals or small groups of pupils in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff and provide feedback to the teacher
  2. Support pupils to understand instructions support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils
  3. Support the teacher in behaviour management and keeping pupils on task
  4. Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate
  5. Prepare and clear up learning environment and resources, including photocopying, filing and the display and presentation of pupils work and contribute to maintaining a safe environment.

 Teaching Assistants in this role may also undertake some or all of the following:

  1. Record basic pupil data including using technology as appropriate.
  2. Support children’s learning through play
  3. Assist with break-time and lunchtime supervision including facilitating games and activities
  4. Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits
  5. Support pupils in using basic ICT
  6. Invigilate exams and tests
  7. Assist with pupils’ personal needs including toileting, hygiene, dressing and eating, as well as help with social, welfare and health matters, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate. Physically assist pupils in activities (may involve lifting, where mobility is an issue

Comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person. 

Information about the school

Sunny Bank is a developing school and part of The Island Learning Trust since February 2020. We believe wholeheartedly in nurturing relationships to provide an inclusive provision and expect all to be the best they can be . As a member of staff here, there will be continuous opportunities to develop. Sunny Bank Primary School is a split site school, that provides a secure, nurturing and caring environment, in which children can feel successful, happy and able to achieve high standards. Our five values are at the HEART of our school:- honesty, effort, aspiration, respect and tolerance.

We are committed to providing high quality primary education, that prepares children to be successful, confident learners. We are an integral part of the local community, working in partnership with staff, governors, parents/carers and others to maintain our friendly, caring ethos. The school has a successful and welcoming nursery, offering a springboard into education for those of non statutory school age.

The happiness and well-being of the children is paramount to us, recognising that all are treated in a just and fair manner. We strive as a school to provide exciting, challenging and inclusive experiences for all our children, to become independent, aspirational individuals who have respect for themselves and others.

Job Contact Information


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.