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Learning Support Assistant - SEN School
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£70 to £80 per day
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26 April 2022
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This is a temporary position (with opportunities for a permanent role are available) meaning that you will have the opportunity to work long-term full time placements at various special schools around West Yorkshire.

About the role

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will be supporting pupils with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs to work to the best of their ability in order to make the most of their education and learning. You will assist and encourage the children to take part in all activities and tasks carried out by the school including physical activity, lesson activities and crafts.

The responsibilities of a Learning Support Assistant at this school are to build relationships with the pupils in order to fully understand their needs and requirements and adapt to their personalised approach to learning to help them achieve their individual outcomes and guide them towards their aspirations for the future. Depending on the needs and requirements of the students, you may be required to support with personal care and moving and handling tasks.

About the school

The environment in which you will be working is in a Special School in South Leeds that caters for children between the ages of 4 to 19. The school caters for pupils with a wide range of learning needs from moderate to severe learning difficulties, Autism and Complex Needs and communication and language barriers.

The school is committed to providing an environment in which all pupils can feel safe, happy, accepted and integrated, so that they are able to develop to their full potential. This means various facilities and provisions have been added to the school like creative/sensory rooms and sunken trampolines in order to make it accessible for each child and they can make the most out of their learning.


To be considered for the role of Learning Support Assistant - SEN School you will:
  • Be available Monday to Friday 08:30 – 15.30.
  • Be willing to attend a one-day positive behaviour management course.
  • Be happy to support pupils with personal care (if required).
  • Have a minimum of 6 months experience supporting children and young people with special educational needs.
  • Be willing to undergo a DBS check.
  • Hold a Moving and Handling Certificate.
Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Vision for Education

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.


£70 to £80 per day

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:
  • experience, training, or qualifications.

What Vision for Education offer

As a valued employee of Vision for Education, you will receive:
  • Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
  • Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).
  • Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
  • FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates.
  • Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
  • Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.
Vision for Education do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. For more information, or an informal chat about the role, please call Rav Jandu on 0113 426 5330 or email
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