SEND Specialist Learning Support Assistant (Supported Studies) x2

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SALARY FTE: £19,000 – £20,000

JOB TYPE: Term time, Permanent 

Role 1:  6 hours per day, 5 days per week, 34 weeks per year. Actual salary is £ 11,470 – £12, 400 

Role 2: 18 hours per week, 3 days for 34 weeks per year. Actual salary: £6,660-£7,400

LOCATION: Stevenage


We are currently recruiting for a Specialist Learning Support Assistant to join the delivery team.

You will provide support for students on programme by implementing an effective range of learning strategies to ensure outstanding learning outcomes for all students, and enable each to realise their full potential. You will have a strong record of accomplishment of being involved with practitioners delivering good or better teaching and learning delivery, whilst achieving high levels of student success.


  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Participation in the Group’s performance related pay scheme.
  • For a full outline of benefits, click here


The role of the Learning Support Assistant calls for a dedicated professional with the necessary experience, skills and personal qualities to establish immediate close working relationships with young people and the tutor team.

The post holder will be expected to have:

  • Experience of working with young people who have learning difficulties and disabilities or students in a teaching environment.
  • Commitment to improving opportunities for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities especially in the areas of independence, health and well-being and work opportunities in order to prepare the young people for adulthood.
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to motivate others to reach their potential.
  • High levels of personal integrity and confidentiality.
  • A strong track record that demonstrates the ability to adapt and develop creative methods to engage young people.
  • Self-motivation and a proactive approach to utilising personal initiative within a structured framework.
  • An understanding of health and safety, equality and diversity, safeguarding and SEND reforms.
  • Level 2 or equivalent qualification in English and maths.
  • Level 2 qualification in learning support or related discipline.


The Learning Support Assistant (LSA) will:

  • Provide highly effective support for students in the classroom and throughout their college day whilst promoting independence.
  • Assist tutors/lecturers in delivering outstanding teaching and learning to ensure students achieve the planned outcomes and reach their potential.
  • Interpret instructions, support students in following instructions and assist with communication issues, to ensure equal access for all.
  • Implement the recommendations of the student’s individual learning plan, initial assessment, student targets or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Contribute to the setting and monitoring of student’s individual targets on PDP and for their EHCP by keeping accurate departmental records.
  • Assist with personal care, aid mobility, administer medication and provide the relevant support with individual arrangements for students with high support needs as appropriate.
  • Support students in engaging with work experience opportunities. This may include: liaising with students, employers and the workplace coordinator to arrange work placements, coaching students for interviews and maintaining departmental work placement records.
  • Adhere to confidentiality guidelines and college policies for health and safety, equality and diversity and Safeguarding.
  • Contribute to the work of the Supported Studies curriculum team; attend curriculum events and course, department and academy meetings.
  • Participate in training and team development activities to ensure that they have up to date awareness and training in supporting students with learning difficulties and disabilities.



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    The Hart Learning Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, as our posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. It is also an offence to apply for a role if you have been barred from working with children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you have been shortlisted for a role and are within the guidelines of KCSIE, an online search will be carried out to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available online. If any incidents or issues are identified, the Group might want to explore these with you at the interview. As part of the recruitment process, you will need to provide proof of your right to work in the UK.

    Details of our Safeguarding policy can be found in this link – Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

    To view our fair recruitment forms, please click here for equality and diversity declaration.

    Please note these vacancies may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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    “I genuinely enjoy coming to work, the students are the people that motivate me – they are so full of energy and enthusiasm.

    Hart Learning Group’s links to the community are essential for this job to work well – integrating local businesses and organisations ensure we offer the best service to our students.”

    Victoria Lang - Business, Travel & Events Lecturer