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Early Years Learning Support Assistant

Wolfson Hillel Primary School
Contract Type: Full Time
Start Date: September 2024
Education Setting: Primary School
Salary: Pay Scale 1-3
Job Category: Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant
Location: Southgate

Hours: 8am-3.40pm
Reporting to: SENCO / EYFS Phase Leader

Our outstanding Early Years provision is expanding! We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate learning support assistant with experience of EYFS and working with children who have SEN, to join our outstanding EYFS department. The Teaching Assistant will put the wellbeing and progress of children at the centre of everything they do and inspire and support our students in reaching their full potential. They will have an understanding of the EYFS curriculum, assessment and how to support those with special educational needs.  

Interested applicants should complete an application form and return it to Mrs Angela Bass, PA to the Headteacher, on (020) 8882-6487 or by email on

Main purpose

The LSA will:

  • Work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils
  • Support class teachers to meet the needs of all pupils including those with SEN
  • Promote pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion
  • Give support to pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning, and experience a sense of achievement

Duties and responsibilities

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 (SEND)
  • Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of all pupils in learning and extracurricular activities
  • Support the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aimed at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning
  • Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures
  • Support class teachers with maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
  • Organise and manage teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment
  • Observe pupil performance and pass observations on to the class teacher
  • Supervise a class if the teacher is temporarily unavailable
  • Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning
  • Undertake any other relevant duties given by the class teacher


  • Contribute to effective assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording and reporting of pupil performance and progress as appropriate to the level of the role
  • Read and understand lesson plans shared prior to lessons, if available
  • Prepare the classroom for lessons
  • Plan how they will support the inclusion of pupils in the learning activities

Working with staff, parents/carers and relevant professionals

  • Communicate effectively with other staff members and pupils, and with parents and carers under the direction of the class teacher
  • Communicate their knowledge and understanding of pupils to other school staff and education, health and social care professionals, so that informed decision making can take place on intervention and provision
  • Contribute to meetings with parents and carers by providing feedback on pupil progress, attainment and barriers to learning, as directed by teachers
  • With the class teacher, keep other professionals accurately informed of performance and progress, or concerns they may have about the pupils they work with
  • Understand their role in order to be able to work collaboratively with classroom teachers and other colleagues, including specialist advisory teachers
  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues

Health and safety

  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils, and help to safeguard pupils’ wellbeing by following the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) and our school’s child protection policy
  • Look after children who are upset or have had accidents.Deliver first aid to respond to minor incidents and refer any major incidents to a qualified first aider
  • Record details of incidents in line with the school’s reporting procedures

Professional development

  • Help keep their own knowledge and understanding relevant and up-to-date by reflecting on their own practice, liaising with school leaders, and identifying relevant professional development to improve personal effectiveness
  • Take opportunities to build the appropriate skills, qualifications, and/or experience needed for the role, with support from the school
  • Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures

Other areas of responsibility


  • Work in line with statutory safeguarding guidance (e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent) and our safeguarding and child protection policies
  • Promote the safeguarding of all pupils in the school
  • Supervise pupils in in the lunch area, playground and classrooms (for wet play)
  • Encourage pupils to eat their lunch and monitor those who don’t, reporting any concerns to the class teacher
  • Monitor pupils that aren’t engaging in play and feed back any concerns to class teachers
  • Lead engaging enrichment activities
  • The TA will be required to follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.

Please note, this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the LSA will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the headteacher or line manager.

Our school is committed to the safeguarding of children so all appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced CRB check. Our school is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity.      


Interview date: w/c 24 June 2024
Closing date: 17 June 2024