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Learning Support Assistant Level 1

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Wollescote Primary School, Drummond Road, Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands
£15,913.85 - £16,273.77 pa
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Part time, 30 hours per week (8.45am to 3.15pm Monday to Friday)

Term Time Only

FTE £22,737

Actual salary based on TTO and 30 hours £15,913.85 - £16,273.77


GENERAL PROFESSIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (in accordance with Local Government pay and conditions)


Level 1 staff work under the direct instruction/supervision of a classroom teacher and provide general basic help and support, mainly but not exclusively of a physical nature.   

Key features: To support access to learning by undertaking a range of practical duties within the classroom including physical care of pupil(s) as appropriate             




Support for Pupils


  • Help with the care and support of pupils, both individual and groups
  • Supervise the activities of individuals or groups of children to ensure their safety (including duties)
  • Contribute to the personal and emotional care, health, hygiene and welfare of pupils. 
  • Assist pupils with dressing/changing for activities
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engaged in activities led by a teacher
  • Support pupils to understand instructions
  • Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed
  • Escort pupils around the school premises
  • Basic general support to pupils in line with a statement of special needs or planned provision
  • Listening to and assisting children to read
  • Routine support for pupils with literacy and numeracy skills


Support for the Teacher/School


  • Display and present children’s work as directed
  • Prepare and organise teaching resources including the checking and maintaining of teaching and learning equipment and materials including control of stock within the classroom
  • Prepare resources for lessons and activities as directed
  • Report behaviour difficulties appropriately and support the teacher in basic management of pupil behaviour.        
  • Assist with supervision of pupils out of school time including before and after school and lunchtime.
  • Undertake duties on a rota basis during mid morning and mid afternoon breaks
  • Accompany staff and pupils on visits and trips as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of a teacher.
  • Gather information from parents/carers as directed.
  • Maintain basic records in accordance with school policy.
  • Provide general clerical support e.g. photocopying, collecting money
  • Routine support for pupils to access the curriculum
  • 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 for LSA L1.pdf
Person Specification LSA L1.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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