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Learning Support Assistant Level 3

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Wollescote Primary School, Drummond Road, Lye, Stourbridge. West Midlands
£20,971.00 - £22,245.00 per annum
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Wollescote Primary School, where our values of Be Proud, Be Positive and Be Polite reflects our ethos of putting the children and the community at the heart of all we do. We are a diverse primary school, with a lot to be proud of.

Our classrooms are vibrant, energetic places full of learning where we work to create a classroom ethos that allows children to develop resilience and independence through overcoming their barriers and using their mistakes to learn. Each child is valued as an individual and teachers tailor goals to ensure that all children make good progress and feel successful, regardless of their starting points.

We are currently looking to recruit 2 x Level 3 Learning Support Assistants to join our team.

Visits to the school are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school office by phone (01384 818 500) or email (

All applications must be completed via WM Jobs. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications is Friday 17th May 2024

Interviews are scheduled to take place the week commencing 10th June 2024.

Purpose of the Job

Level 3 staff work under the guidance of teaching staff with a limited degree of autonomy.  NVQ 3 or equivalent is a requirement for the job. The role will require someone who has specific skills and experience.   

Key Features: To implement agreed work programmes with individuals/groups and support teaching staff in the development and education of pupils including the provision of detailed and specialist skills/knowledge in particular areas. To assist the teacher in the whole planning cycle and supervise whole classes or groups during the short-term absence of a teacher.

Support for Pupils 

  • Make a substantial contribution to Individual Learning Plans and their implementation.
  • Use specialist skills and training to support bilingual/multilingual pupils and help them to access the curriculum
  • Use specialist skills and training to support pupils with communication and interaction difficulties e.g. speech and language delay, dyslexia, dyspraxia etc
  • Use specialist skills and training to support pupils with sensory and /or physical impairment e.g. assistance with the development of appropriate structured learning plans and the implementation of structured learning programme
  • Use specialist skills and training to support pupils with cognition and learning difficulties e.g. encouraging the pupils to engage with and benefit from the planned learning activity, including modifying the activities as agreed with a teacher if the pupil is making slow progress
  • Using specialist skills and training support the behaviour management of pupils with behavioural, emotional, and social development needs e.g. assist with the development of behaviour management strategies, monitor pupil’s behaviour to recognise and reward progress in behaviour management, identify and respond to uncharacteristic behaviour patterns and incidents of challenging behaviour
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and development
  • Establish productive working relationships with pupils acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance
  • Provide pastoral support to pupils
  • Receive and supervise pupils excluded from, or not otherwise working to a normal timetable
  • Develop 1:1 mentoring arrangement with pupils and provide support for distressed pupils
  • Promote the effective transfer of pupils across phases/integration of those who have been absent
  • Liaise with feeder schools and other relevant bodies to gather pupil information


Support for Teacher/School 

  • Assess the needs of pupils and contribute to the development of IEP’s
  • Observe and report on pupil performance
  • Take responsibility for the management of challenging pupil behaviour
  • Provision of pupil information to external agencies
  • Design and produce worksheets or administer coursework with minimal supervision for groups of pupils
  • Undertake more complex marking of pupils work in line with school policy
  • Undertake joint home visits as appropriate and in line with LEA policy
  • Implement and evaluate specific curriculum plans and activities for groups of pupils to meet the individual needs of those pupils
  • Contribute to curriculum planning
  • Contribute to the identification and planning of out of school learning activities beyond the school day
  • Under the guidance of a teacher, implement agreed work programmes with individuals or groups maintaining good order and keeping pupils on task
  • Provide emergency cover supervision for a group or class, under the direction and control of the Head teacher or other designated member of staff
  • To provide specialist language support to individuals/groups where English is not the first language
  • Provide guidance and assist in the training and development of staff as appropriate
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of school policies
  • Participate in working groups on curriculum matters
  • Provide clerical/administrative support e.g. administer course work, produce worksheets for agreed activities
  • Determine the need for, prepare and maintain general and specialist equipment and resources
  • Undertake planned supervision of pupils out of school learning activities
  • Supervise pupils on visits and trips as required
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection. reporting all concerns to the appropriate person
  • Contribute to the overall ethos /work/aims of the school
  • Participate in training, other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required

All staff in school will be expected to accept reasonable flexibility in working arrangements and the allocation of duties in pursuance of raising pupil achievement. Any changes will take account of salary/ status/hours and will be subject to discussion, in accordance with the guidance note on contractual changes.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.  

Effective from September 2022, KCSIE states as part of the shortlisting process schools and colleges should consider carrying out on-line searches, as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This is to determine suitability to work with children and keep them safe. All shortlisted candidates are now subject to an on-line check and if there is anything concerning, then the shortlisted candidate will be asked to comment on it either prior to or at interview.

N.B., We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications.

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Attached documents
Job Description April 2024 LSA.pdf
Person Specification September 2024 LSA.pdf


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About Dudley Council

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in Dudley Council as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes which will be real game-changers for the borough. In addition to the exciting schemes such as the Midland Metro we also have the ongoing and very serious challenges of ensuring vulnerable people across the borough receive the services they deserve.

At Dudley Council we have a ‘one council’ ethos that builds an effective and dynamic organisation which grows the economy and creates jobs, creating a cleaner and greener place and supports stronger and safer communities.

We are rightly proud to be the historic capital of the Black Country and, working with our partners, Dudley Council is also committed to looking forward and helping to deliver our borough vision of ‘Forge a Future for all’

We ensure communities influence council decisions and are committed to delivering services in partnership with communities.  We provide flexible and responsive service in partnership and help communities help themselves.

In joining a local authority that serves 320,000 residents you will become an integral part of a council that:

• is ready to embrace change, providing an environment in which you will be encouraged to make your mark

• is aware of its key challenges and the need for a new energy to innovate the council, in order to find cost effective ways of delivering services

• has aligned its political and managerial leadership structures and is committed to protecting, securing and transforming the lives of children, families, the vulnerable and older people

• wants borough residents to have their say through our community forums

• dedicates time to meaningful consultation and listen to the views of our residents

• is working with the community to encourage active involvement of our residents

We want to leave a legacy of a better future for the borough that reflects Dudley borough’s potential and harnesses the ambitions of the people we serve. For more information see our Council Plan, Dudley Borough Vision for 2030, Forging a Future for All and key information about the borough and its communities at All about Dudley Borough

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Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Mary Stevens Park
West Midlands

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