SEND Teaching Assistant 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Learning Support Assistant to provide teaching and learning support in our Reception Class at Kirkstall St Stephen’s Primary School.

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated, caring and committed professional to join our enthusiastic and supportive team, starting as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be working alongside the Reception class teacher to provide a high standard of support and care predominantly, on a 1-1 basis for a child. This job is a fixed term contract up until July 2022. Depending on need there may be scope to extend the contract.


You will need to be an enthusiastic, adaptable and motivated individual who:

  • is passionate about promoting learning and achievement for all.
  • has experience of working with children with special educational needs
  • has excellent communication skills to establish positive home/school relationships.
  • has a helpful, caring and understanding nature.
  • Is willing to provide intimate care.
  • has proficient skills in literacy and numeracy.
  • has the ability to work effectively as part of a team


You will be required to:

  • work with the individual or with small groups of children under the direction of the class teacher.
  • support the child with their additional personal needs whilst implementing planned learning activities/programmes as agreed with the class teacher.
  • show initiative and flexibility
  • build effective relationships with children, parents and colleagues


We can offer you:

  • the opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly environment in this well-loved school.
  • happy pupils and staff
  • a supportive leadership team and governing body



To work with teachers as part of a professional team to support teaching and learning for two children with additional learning needs. One with a hearing impairment and another with social and emotional needs.



  • Implement planned learning activities/teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher, adjusting activities according to pupils’ responses as appropriate
  • Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour
  • Support the teacher in monitoring, assessing and recording pupil progress/activities
  • Support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher
  • Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate
  • Share information about pupils with other staff, parents / carers, internal and external agencies, as appropriate
  • Understand and support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils as required.
  • Attend to pupils’ personal needs including toileting, hygiene, dressing and eating, as well as help with social, welfare and health matters, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate.



  • The post is line managed by the SENCO.
  • The role involves regular liaison with other teaching and support staff in school, parents and families.
  • The post holder will develop effective working relationships with key external agencies including the DAHIT. SENIT, SLT
  • To liaise regularly with the Reception Class Teacher and the SENCO to develop programmes of intervention to use with SEMH/hearing impaired students.

To deliver 1-1 or small group intervention to SEMH/hearing impaired students as required.




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Kirkstall St Stephen's C of E (VA) Primary School

Morris Lane,

entrance via Norman Street

Janet Skelton
School Business Manager 0113 382 1960
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