Northern Federation

1:1 Learning Support Assistant Key Stage 1



Personal attributes

We are looking to appoint a positive, flexible and professional 1:1 Support Assistant to join our established and dedicated team for September 2024.

The role will involve 1:1 support for a child with complex social emotional SEND needs in a Year 1/2 classroom setting.  It would be an advantage if the successful candidate has previous SEND support experience although relevant training and support will be given.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has a good understanding of child development and some experience of supporting young children in a school or pre-school setting (essential)
  • relates well to both children and adults and has excellent interpersonal skills
  • is able to demonstrate an ability to nurture children in accordance with their individual emotional, social and learning needs
  • is caring, calm and patient
  • demonstrates excellent behaviour management skill
  • is able to work effectively with children either individually and in small groups to enable them to achieve their best
  • enjoys working independently, with initiative and flexibility
  • is proactive and resourceful
  • is highly organised and has good time management skills
  • is able to work as a part of a team, learning with and from other colleagues
  • demonstrates good English and Mathematics skills
  • is able to provide written and verbal feedback to the class teacher as required
  • understands confidentiality and safeguarding procedures
  • has a good sense of humour!

Salary & Benefits

Salary Details: Pay Grade B or C depending on experience – Actual £15,637-£16,602 (FTE £22,737-£24,140)


 We can offer:

  • a vibrant and happy school
  • children who want to achieve and give their best
  • a supportive team who believe in each and every child
  • professional development opportunities
  • a happy, learning environment where everyone is valued
  • enthusiastic and supportive parents
  • opportunities to work within a federation


Northern Federation
Richmond Rise,
PO16 8DG

Supporting documents

Deadline and how to apply

Application Procedure

If you feel you can make a positive contribution to our school, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Business Manager, Helen Pottle for an application pack by emailing ,or by telephoning 02392 370613.  The pack will also become available on the school website