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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  • Absolute clarity that brings a 'new-school' mentality to recruiting Teachers. Founded originally as an Education specialist agency back in 2011, we have built a reputation for simplicity, flexibility and understanding. While our service may be simple, our safeguarding and vetting procedures certainly aren't! This means that colleges, schools and nurseries can take on our QTS, EYFS, SEN and support staff candidates with 100% confidence.
    Coverage London and the South East of England
    • Devonshire House, Manor Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1QQ
  • 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
  • A niche recruitment agency specialising in the early years/primary school sector with over 12 years combined experience building a successful childcare business and loyal client base built fundamentally by our core values - integrity, trust, passion - with the sole aim to successfully match client and candidate needs. Working with over 70 nurseries across greater London and the Home Counties, we recruit at every nursery level.
    Coverage Greater London and all Home Counties
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    • North View, Eastcote, Pinner, Middlesex, Greater London, HA5 1PT
    • Southfield Park, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 6HE
    • Eyebright Close, Croydon, South London, CR0 8XR
    • Portlock Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6DZ
  • 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
  • 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, 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU
    • 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
  • Omni Search & Selection have become comprehensive suppliers of staff for the Education sector with our expert consultants consistently demonstrating the knowledge they acquired during their time working in the industry. We address all permanent and temporary roles in the UK ranging from Primary and Secondary School staff to Lecturers and Nursery Workers. Our team can also headhunt for senior staff such as Head Teachers and Chairpersons
    Coverage UK wide
    • Highwoods, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6AX

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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
Sample Size:885
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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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