Learning Support Apprentice

Moira Primary School are looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant Apprentice for their friendly school to start in January 2022. Ideal candidates will have a passion for working with children, have excellent communication skills and will be able to use their own initiative.

  • Rated outstanding for apprenticeships in our June 2017 ofsted inspection
    Ofsted - Outstanding Provider




Weekly Wage:


Possible Start Date:


Working Week:

Monday-Friday. Exact hours TBC. Term Time Only.

Apprenticeship Framework:

Teaching assistant




21 months


Job Purpose:

An LSA Apprentice will work under the direct supervision of a teacher to provide support for teaching and learning and associated activities in accordance with school policies and procedures. This may include providing general support for whole class learning activities, or supporting individuals or small groups of pupils.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide agreed support to the teacher in the delivery of planned whole class learning activities
  • To work under the direct supervision of a teacher to carry out planned learning activities with small groups or individual pupils, providing feedback on their engagement in activities and their achievement of the desired learning objectives
  • To help prepare, monitor and maintain a safe and secure learning environment in line with the teacher’s lesson plans
  • To observe and feed back to the teacher on pupil performance and behaviour, taking action as appropriate in line with relevant school policies
  • To support the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of pupils, including contributing ideas and suggestions to support planning, to meet their development needs
  • To interact with and respond positively to children, young people and adults
  • To develop positive relationships with colleagues, providing consistent and effective support and working constructively as a member of the school staff team
  • To support pupils to improve their numeracy and literacy skills through focussed learning activities and more generally across the curriculum
  • To prepare and utilise ICT resources to support pupils learning
  • To prepare and support the use of learning materials and create visual displays, in accordance with the requirements of the teacher, in order to facilitate a relevant physical learning environment
  • To provide care and encouragement to children and young people with disabilities or special educational needs, supporting them to participate in activities and liaising, if required, with parents/carers / other professionals as appropriate
  • To contribute to the provision of support for bilingual/multilingual pupils if required
  • To invigilate internal and external tests and examinations under formal conditions
  • To encourage participation in structured and unstructured learning activities, including play (timetabled and during breaks if required). (Primary and Special schools)

Optional extra responsibilities not affecting the grade of the post:

  • To undertake midday supervision duties
  • To provide toileting support to pupils as necessary*
  • To support, as appropriate, in instances where pupils are unwell whilst at the school/college*

* these duties only to be included by negotiation with individual employees, and after appropriate risk assessment and training have been undertaken.



  • Ability and willingness to undertake professional development
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Empathy with children and young people
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team


  • Professional
  • Mature
  • Reliable
  • Responsible


We are a one form entry Primary School located in Moira, which is on the outskirts of Ashby de la Zouch. Our school is a friendly and welcoming place, with lots of opportunities for staff to grow and develop in their career. In 2020, we began our partnership with Griffydam Primary school and share our Head Teacher.


Wednesday 1st, December 2021