Learning Support Assistant

Posted 10 June by Philosophy Education Ltd
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Learning Support Assistant based in a Secondary School Provisions Unit

Start date            September 2024

Location:             High Barnet (close to Cockfosters Underground Station and High Barnet Underground Station)

Pay:                       £80 to £105 per day

Time:                    8:10 to 3:30pm and 8:15am to 2:15pm on Fridays

We are currently working with an Autism Support Provisions Unit for a fantastic secondary school in Barnet. They are attached to the main school which supports to 200+ students.

About the school provision:

The Special Resource Provision is an additionally resourced provision within the mainstream school, offering up to 49 places (seven per year group) for pupils with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC).

The Provision is designed to provide for students who:

  • Have a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition (ASC) as a primary need in their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
  • Can access the Social Thinking curriculum, which uses strategies that are designed for those with social learning challenges with near average to well above average cognitive ability and language skills.
  • Have demonstrated that they benefit from learning alongside appropriate peer models.
  • In moments of dysregulation are able to have their behaviour modified and managed within the medium risk setting that the unit provides.
  • Have an understanding of their ASC diagnosis and are willing to access learning and/or support from within the unit.


As far as possible, the Special Provision Unit students who are able to access the main school will follow the National Curriculum, with the long term view of taking up to 5 GCSEs at the end of Y11, which, if passed at Grade 4 (or equivalent) is currently sufficient to gain access to 6th form courses within the main school.

The students follow a highly differentiated curriculum focusing on developing social cognition, through the SCERTS framework and the Social Thinking curriculum. Most Special Provision students will also follow ASDAN/CoPE courses, the Personal and social Development curriculum and the Employability and Work-Related Learning curriculum.

Teaching Assistant:

We are currently looking for a Teaching Assistant who can join the fantastic team based in Barnet Ideally, you’ll have experience supporting students with autism across the spectrum. 

You will be able to possess the following skills and support the following:

  • Establish a routing with students
  • Consider their learning environment
  • Manage changes and transitions
  • Communicate clearly
  • Integrate their interests
  • Work with their parents/carers
  • Build your resilience

If you have experience working with children or young adults with special education needs, and are interested in making a positive contribution to the lives of young people, please send your CV to   or call Richard@ Philosophy Education on

We have a policy to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Philosophy Education is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its clients.

Required skills

  • Leadership
  • Behaviour Management
  • Organisation
  • Teamwork and Adadptability

Reference: 52835367

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