Learning Support Assistant recruitment agency listing

Primary school learning support assistants, also known as teaching assistants or classroom assistants, support the work of primary school teachers. They tend to help pupils with special educational needs.

No set qualifications are required for learning support assistant roles. However, applicants need to show a good level of general education and experience of working with children. Learning support assistants tend to be trained on the job by experienced teaching staff as, to gain qualifications, learning support assistants need to be assessed on the skills they use while working in the classroom. Qualifications for learning support assistants already in employment include NVQs and NCFE certificates. Experienced learning support assistants with GCSEs to their name may go on to study for Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status or may progress to degree-level study, which can help them to eventually achieve a teaching degree.

Learning support assistants need to be able to build strong relationships with children and teachers, be capable of working well under the supervision of a trained teacher, show an understanding of child protection issues, and be patient and organised. Anyone wishing to become a primary school learning support assistant must undergo checks for previous criminal convictions.

Jobs for primary school learning support assistants are available in state-maintained and private schools. Full-time and part-time learning support assistant jobs are available, as are temporary (supply) positions. Recruitment agencies are often a valuable source of learning support assistant vacancies.

Inexperienced learning support assistants may receive starting salaries of around £12,000 a year. Employees with qualifications typically receive higher salaries.

 
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  • Horizon Teachers

    Specialist Education Recruiters with Teachers and Support Staff available. We won't waste your time. We will find what you want at the price you want. Highly professional and dedicated service. Please contact us now to see how we can help.
    Coverage All 32 London Boroughs & Home Counties
    • 3rd Floor, 107 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 5AD
  • Protocol Education

    Whether you are looking for job opportunities within UK schools and nurseries or you represent a school or nursery looking to recruit staff you will find exactly what you are looking for at Protocol Education.
    Coverage Most areas within the UK
    15 Offices Nationwide
  • Janus Childcare Recruitment

    Focusing mainly on the Nursery and Primary School sub-sectors of the Education industry, we use our years of industry experience to provide a quality recruitment process for all of our clients. Our accreditations include OFSTED and REC so you know you can trust us to find suitable candidates to fill your permanent, temporary or contract vacancies in roles including: Classroom Assistant, Montessori Teachers and SEN Teachers.
    Coverage London, South East, East Anglia and the Midlands
    • 145-157 St Johns Street, London, City of London, EC1V 4PW
  • Social Care Direct Recruitment

    We specialise in recruiting predominantly within special educational needs for Teachers, Head Teachers, Principals, Registered Managers, Curriculum Managers - to name but a few. We have an experienced education recruitment consultant who has worked closely with this sector for a number of years. We also assist our clients who are looking for Training Managers to support their company in delivering & coordinating their training & education needs
    Coverage UK WIDE
    • Unit 8, Mersey House, 140 Speke Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L19 2PH
  • Capita Education Resourcing

    Specialist education recruitment agency with offices nationwide.
    Coverage UK wide
    18 Offices Nationwide
  • LinkPoint Resources Limited

    LinkPoint is committed to developing strong partnerships with education providers to bring you a recruitment solution that is both swift and efficient. Our specialist consultants recruit for teaching and non-teaching staff at all levels for schools, further education and universities as well as for work-based learning. As an REC accredited recruiter we are bound by a strong code of ethics and place integrity at the heart of our business.
    Coverage UK Nationwide
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    • 3000 Cathedral Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YB
    • Wireless House, Fawkham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6JS
    • Suite 13199, 2nd Floor, 145-157 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PY
    • 49 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex, RM17 5RZ
    • CB1 Business Centre, Twenty Station Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2JD
    • Prudence Place, Proctor Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9PE
  • Interaction Recruitment

    Whether a client or a candidate, we aim to exceed your expectations, delivering a fast, effective and honest service. Our passion and commitment is backed by an experienced team of consultants who have a wealth of industry knowledge.
    Coverage UK wide
    26 Offices Nationwide

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Learning Support Assistant Salary Rates
Low Pay:£14,300
Medium Pay:£15,600
High Pay:£19,500
6 Month Change:No Change
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Average Learning Support Assistant Salaries by Region
Scotland
£17.6k
North East
£19.7k
Yorkshire &
Humberside

£17.2k
Midlands
£15.6k
East Anglia
£15.9k
London
£17.3k
Home Counties
£19.9k
South East
£17.6k
South West
£15.9k
Welsh Borders
£24k
Wales
£13.3k
North West
£15.9k
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