We’re recruiting for a passionate Learning Support Assistant role at a busy pupil referral unit (PRU) in Burton-on-Trent. This is a full-time position with an immediate start, offering the opportunity to work Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 15:30.

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting children aged 5-11 within a safe and nurturing learning environment. Your role will focus on providing individualised support and guidance to help these children overcome challenges and reach their full potential.

To excel in this role, you must possess resilience and have proven skills in behaviour management. Patience, commitment, and a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of these children are essential qualities we are looking for. Working collaboratively with other members of staff as part of a dedicated team, you will contribute to maintaining small class sizes of 6-8 pupils, ensuring that each child receives the attention and care they deserve.



  • Provide personalized support to children with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties
  • Create a safe and welcoming learning environment
  • Implement behaviour management strategies to ensure a positive and productive classroom atmosphere
  • Collaborate with teachers and other staff members to develop individualized learning plans
  • Assist with the personal care and well-being of students as required



  • Relevant experience working with children with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to remain calm and composed in challenging situations
  • Understanding of individualized learning approaches
  • A compassionate and patient nature


If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Steph at steph@zesteducaiton.co.uk or ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details.

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. The minimum experience, training, or qualifications required for this position are recent school-based experience (within the last 5 years within a school that teaches the British Curriculum) and/or care-based experience within the last 5 years.

The role advertised is for temporary supply work.

We receive new jobs and positions on a daily basis so keep up to date with us on our social media pages too:

Website: https://www.zesteducation.co.uk/

Twitter: @Zest_Education

Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/ZESTEDUCATION

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zest-education/

Zest Education – small consultancy friendliness with big agency experience.

Upload your CVor any other relevant file. Max. file size: 50 MB.
I consent that my data sent in this form will be stored by Zest Education so that they can respond back to my enquiry.