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Braishfield Primary School

Welcome toBraishfield Primary School



8.30am – 3,.30pm 5 days a week

We are looking for a warm, caring and empathetic Learning Support Assistant to join the team at Braishfield Primary School. We are a small, friendly village school with big ambitions for all our pupils! You will be part of a close, hard-working team who support each other in creating conditions in which all children can thrive.

The successful candidate must be able to work closely with the class teacher and SENDCo. Experience of working in a primary school setting is desirable. The candidate will ideally have knowledge and experience of working with children, but the ability to engage and build relationships with children is essential. You should also have patience, a sense of humour and a passion for supporting young children in their learning and life skills. The successful candidate will work within the classroom most of the time- this will involve 1:1 working with identified pupils and some possible work out of class delivering interventions. 

We can offer you the chance to grow and develop as a practitioner; a supportive team of colleagues to work with; happy, motivated children to work alongside; training and development as appropriate to your needs.

Please contact us, as we would love to show you around our wonderful school!


Supporting the Pupil


  • To work to the direction of the class teacher(s) and SENDCo to develop an understanding of the specific needs of pupils to be supported
  • To support pupils to learn as effectively as possible in group situations and individually, inside and outside of the classroom. This may involve:
    • Clarifying and explaining instructions,
    • Ensuring the pupil is able to use necessary equipment and resources provided.
    • Motivating and encouraging the pupil/s,
    • Assisting in areas of specific weakness, such as speech and language, spelling, handwriting, number or writing tasks,
    • Helping pupil/s to concentrate on and finish work set,
    • Developing appropriate resources to support the pupil/s,
    • Assisting in the management of pupils’ social interactions and behaviour.
    • To become familiar with the objectives of the Individual Education Plan and play a part in contributing to target setting to create a personalised learning plan for the child. 
    • In conjunction with the class teacher and school SENCo, liaise with outside agencies to ensure that specific advice and support is followed to support the child’s needs.
    • To establish a supportive relationship with the pupil/s concerned
    • To ensure the safety of the pupil/s while in your care
    • To carry out any specific duties as outlined in the pupil/s Individual Education Plan.



 Supporting the SENCo and Class Teacher


  • To assist the SENCo to develop a suitable programme of support and then carry out the programme, within the classroom or in a withdrawal situation
  • To contribute to Annual Reviews by attending meetings and feeding back on progress in conjunction with the class teacher. 
  • To participate in the evaluation of the support programme, with the SENCo and class teacher
  • To help adapt/ find differentiated materials to enable pupil/s to access the class curriculum


. Supporting the school


  • Where appropriate, to foster links between home and school
  • To liaise, advise and consult with other members of the SEN team
  • To contribute to review meetings, as appropriate
  • To participate in relevant professional development
  • To be aware of / follow school policies and procedures
  • To maintain confidentiality about home-school / pupil-teacher/ school work matters
  • To complete any other task as directed by the Headteacher


If you would like to apply please speak to Mrs Ewens in the Office, who will provide you with an application form.