Kickstart - Learning Support Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 26 November 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 15 December 2021
Location: Durham, DH11RH
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000301038

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

The Education Partnership (UK) Ltd T/A The Independent Grammar School: Durham

This is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills in a busy school environment, and improve the future of children by helping provide a wonderful educational experience.

The Learning Support Assistant will contribute to the organisation and delivery of learning
activities in a school. They will help teachers and teaching assistants prepare educational materials, plan and deliver classes and enhance pupils’ learning experience.

They will provide assistance to pupils who need extra help. They will support teachers and teaching assistants in assessing pupils’ homework. They will help ensure that classroom equipment is fit for purpose and will maintain a clean and tidy classroom environment. They will also provide administrative support as needed

The Independent Grammar School aims to offer an outstanding education to all pupils. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates, this will be covered by the employer.

Applicants will have good written and verbal communication skills, good interpersonal skills and good IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office. They will be able to engage with teaching staff and pupils and will be committed to raising pupils’ achievement. The ideal applicants will have previous experience in working with pupils within a school setting (this is desirable, not essential).

Monday to Friday


As part of this position, you will have access to an employability training offer which will provide a robust and high-quality programme boosting your work and employability skills. This will be provided by Premier Advisory Group (PAG).

PAG’s offer is designed in three complementary modules, which will empower you with the appropriate skills to enter the job market with more confidence. Our employability training offer consists of three core modules: Readiness to Work, Introducing Employability Skills and Developing Employability Skills.

The first two modules, which include sessions on CV writing, interview and job search
support and an ICT refresher course, will equip you with the basis for improved
employability across any role in any sector. The third module will enable you to further
develop key employability skills, such as professional writing, critical thinking and
communication skills. You will also be encouraged to start planning the future steps of
your career.

The Independent Grammar School will also provide on the job training.

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