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Pastoral and Learning Support Assistant

Guildford, Surrey
£18,225 to £19,726
Job Type
20 Jul 2022

Pastoral Support - Learning Support Assistant - Graduate Opportunity - SEMH - Guildford

The question:

Would you like to work with young people who need additional support with their social, emotional mental health?

The opportunity:

This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual with previous SEN experience OR a Graduate with a keen interest in this area of work. It is the perfect position for someone in search of well-structured experience before going on to Teacher training, a Master's Degree or Doctorate.

The school is situated in Guildford and supports boys aged 10-19 who have a range of additional needs associated with social, emotional mental health challenges. It's a small school that offers a restorative, therapeutic approach to education and behaviour management. As a learning support assistant you will be working in classes of 4-6 pupils with a staff to student ratio of 1:1. The school has recently been graded as 'good' in key categories such as leadership and management and behaviour.

What is involved:

  • Providing assistance and supervision for students before, during and after lessons
  • Assisting students to understand and participate in set tasks in an appropriate way
  • Assisting with note taking and supporting literacy and numeracy
  • Working with a class, a small group or individual learners
  • Encouraging the development of appropriate social skills
  • To ensure accurate individual student records are maintained
  • Helping to build confidence and motivation
  • Participating in team meetings and training programmes as an active member of a team
  • Working with managers and employees to support the developing culture of the organisation
  • Following regulations pertaining to safeguarding

What is required:

  • An Undergraduate Degree (preferable) and/or previous SEN experience
  • Due to school location you must have a driver's license and access to a car
  • Good general education levels in English and Maths
  • Knowledge, keen interest or understanding of the range of different types of learning and behavioural needs (SEMH, PRU)
  • Ability to adapt to a various working environments and students with differing abilities and unpredictable behaviour
  • A co-operative working style
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • A caring attitude and a good listener
  • Flexibility in terms of working patterns


  • SEN LSA - SEMH - Graduate Learner Support Assistant - Teaching Assistant
  • Salary: £18,225 - £19,726 (actual)
  • Special Educational Needs - Mental Health - Trauma
  • September 2022 (one year contract)
  • Apply directly via this advert or call Ben Mason on for more details
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  • Job Reference: 662540012-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Academics
  • Location: Guildford, Surrey
  • Salary: £18,225 to £19,726
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent