Learning Support Assistant Apprentice

Church Langton C of E Primary School are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Learning Support Assistant Apprentice to join their friendly school from August 2021. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with children, will be able to use their own initiative and will have excellent communication skills.

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



Market Harborough

Weekly Wage:


Possible Start Date:


Working Week:

Monday to Friday – 8.45am – 3.15pm Term Time Only

Apprenticeship Framework:

Teaching assistant




21 months


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)
  • To undertake midday supervision duties

Optional extra responsibilities not affecting the grade of the post:

  • To provide toileting support to pupils as necessary
  • To support, as appropriate, in instances where pupils are unwell whilst at the school*
  • To support the office with admin duties when required

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



  • Knowledge of child protection and health and safety procedures
  • Ability and willingness to undertake professional development
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team


  • Empathy with children and young people
  • Mature attitude
  • Flexible
  • Adaptable
  • Able to use initiative


Church Langton CE Primary School is located in the south of Leicestershire and is a school with such a strong and vibrant community. The school, which enjoys beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, serves the local community and beyond by aiming to provide the highest quality of education within a context rooted firmly in Christian values.

We are committed to developing all children academically, emotionally and socially. Our expectations are high, both in work and behaviour.


Thursday 5th, August 2021