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Portway Infant School

Portway Infant School

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1-1 Learning Support Assistant

1-1 Learning Support Assistant 


Portway Infant School are looking to recruit a very special person to join our hard working, committed happy team to work with and support a child with specified SEND on a 1-1 basis. 

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and energetic. They will have a passion for learning and a good understanding of how to support the development of the child as an independent and confident individual. The candidate needs to have a GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths and will be asked to provide evidence of all qualifications. 

This temporary position would suit an undergraduate planning to train as a teacher. 


 Portway Infant School is proud to offer: 

  • A friendly and supportive working environment with a clear induction programme 
  • Opportunities to learn and share expertise from highly skilled practitioners 
  • Progress for all our pupils, irrespective of their starting points 
  • A relentless focus on quality Teaching and Learning 
  • An exciting, positive ethos where we celebrate success at all levels 
  • An enthusiastic, engaging group of children who love to learn and be challenged 
  • Parents and governors who are fully supportive and engaged with the school 
  • Well-behaved pupils who are considerate of others  


 The right candidate needs to be able to: 

  • Nurture, inspire, challenge and motivate children 
  • Have a calm, positive and resilient disposition 
  • Be reflective and have an understanding of the different ways that children express their needs 
  • Have a working knowledge of the curriculum and the ability to break down activities into small step teaching 
  • Provide modelling and scaffolding to support the child's interactions and learning whilst striving for the child’s independence 
  • Actively encourage the child's developing social and emotional skills 
  • Deliver tailored interventions drawn up in consultation with the SENDCo, class teacher or other professionals 
  • Implement clear boundaries and routines 
  • Provide close home/school liaisons 
  • Be a team player with a professional attitude towards the development of the school and a strong work ethic. 
  • Take appropriate responsibility for safeguarding and children’s welfare and be aware of confidential issues linked to home/child/teacher/school and keep confidences appropriately. 


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Closing date: Wednesday 12 January 2022 @ 12 noon.


Safer Recruitment 

Portway Infant School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks