Learning Support Assistant

Zest Education is seeking a dedicated Learning Support Assistant to join a prestigious pupil referral unit (PRU) in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. The school is renowned for providing a top-tier learning environment for students with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, aged between 5-18 years old. This unique setting offers specialised interventions tailored to meet the diverse needs of our students, ensuring a holistic approach to education.


Position: Learning Support Assistant

Location: Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

Hours: Full-time, Monday to Friday (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)


As a Learning Support Assistant, your primary responsibility will be to provide personalised 1:1 support to students, as well as facilitate group learning sessions. Your role will involve maintaining a consistent and nurturing approach to meet the individual needs of each student. We are looking for individuals with a compassionate and calm demeanour, who possess a deep understanding of child development and the ability to create a positive and inclusive learning environment.


 Key Responsibilities:

– Provide tailored support to students with SEMH needs

– Work collaboratively with teachers and staff to address student needs

– Foster a positive and inclusive classroom atmosphere

– Support students in developing essential social and emotional skills

– Implement individualised learning strategies to maximize student potential


 Qualifications and Experience:

– Previous experience in a school, residential, or care setting is essential

– Relevant qualifications in education or child development are advantageous

– Strong communication and interpersonal skills

– Ability to work effectively in a team environment

– Commitment to the well-being and success of each student


If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of students with complex needs and are committed to providing high-quality support, we invite you to apply for this rewarding opportunity.

If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Steph at steph@zesteducation.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.

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