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.
Qualifications and entry requirements
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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LinkPoint Resources Limited
Industries covered: Education, plus: Accounting & Finance, Administration, Banking, Charity, Electronics, Engineering, Executive / Management, Facilities Management, Financial Services, Health & Safety, Personnel / HR, Insurance, Legal, Logistics, Marketing, Media, Project Management, Purchasing, Energy / Renewable Energy
Integritas Education Recruitment
Industries covered: Education
KPA Recruitment Ltd
Industries covered: Education, plus: Accounting & Finance, Administration, Automotive, Construction, Call Centre / Customer Service, Defence, Driving, Electronics, Engineering, Headhunting, Personnel / HR, Industrial, Logistics, Marketing, Purchasing, Sales, Shipping, FMCG
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Industries covered: Education, plus: Accounting & Finance, Administration, Child Care, Defence, Domestic / Child Care, Government / Public Sector, Health Care, Health & Safety, Personnel / HR, Social Care, FMCG
McK Recruitment Ltd
Industries covered: Education, plus: Accounting & Finance, Administration, Arts, Aviation, Banking, Consulting, Creative / Design, Call Centre / Customer Service, Engineering, Executive / Management, Financial Services, Government / Public Sector, Health Care, Personnel / HR, Insurance, IT, Logistics, Marketing, Market Research, Media, Multilingual & Language, Pharmaceutical, PR, Project Management, Property, Rail, Sales, Training / Learning, Science, Shipping, Social Care, Tax, Telecommunications, Travel, Digital
Social Care Direct Recruitment
Industries covered: Education, plus: Executive / Management, Health Care, Social Care, Spa & Beauty
Industries covered: Education, plus: Child Care
Social Care & Education
Tara Professional Recruitment Limited
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Spencer Clarke Group
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Adullam Social Enterprises
First Class Education
Red Box Teacher Recruitment
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Key Skills Education Ltd
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Lynx Employment Services
Industries covered: Education, plus: Child Care, Training / Learning