Do you have a strong desire to improve children’s lives and assist them in reaching their goals? Are you devoted to making a difference and improving student performance? If this is the case, Zest Education is looking for a committed and caring Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to join a welcoming community school in Edgbaston. Working in a Year 5 class as an LSA, you will assist children both individually and in small groups. This is a full-time position, and the hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning as soon as possible!

This inclusive school emphasises that equal opportunities should be available to all children. They encourage positive behaviour and give every child an engaging educational experience to get them ready for future education. The ideal candidate must be able to support the class teacher and motivate the children to try their best in everything they do.

As an LSA, you will be required to…

  • Motivate the students to achieve beyond their comfort zones.
  • Help children who require extra support to complete tasks.
  • Ensure students have self-assurance and comfort in their own abilities.
  • Assist teachers to plan learning activities, prepare learning materials, and carry out administrative duties.
  • Provide support in small groups and one to one.
  • Organise and maintain an inclusive and welcoming learning environment.
  • Participate in appropriate meetings and in-service training.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • It’s preferable to have prior experience assisting students in a classroom.
  • Solid knowledge of the national curriculum for the Key Stages.
  • A strong commitment to building rapport with students, being aware of their needs, and having a passion for helping them.
  • The capacity to collaborate well and positively with others as a team member.
  • To exhibit excellent verbal communication skills and active listening abilities.
  • An enhanced DBS or the desire to get one.
  • Solid literacy and numeracy skills.
  • The capacity to give pupils constructive criticism in a way that upholds their sense of worth.
  • Encourage appropriate conduct in accordance with the rules and regulations of the school.

What do we offer?

  • Personal service to ensure candidates and schools get exactly what they need.
  • Competitive rate of pay.
  • 40+ years of experience.
  • An opportunity to gain confidence and knowledge in an educational setting.

If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Madison at 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.

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