The role of a Learning Support Assistant will be utilised differently across primary and secondary schools, depending on the needs of the pupils. Most schools will employ a Learning Support Assistant to guide individual or small groups of pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN), however some schools often define the role as akin to that of a Teaching Assistant.
The objectives of a Learning Support Assistant will differ according to the individual requirements of each pupil. The overall function is to support SEN pupils of varying statements through the academic, personal and behavioural elements of school life.
The tasks of a Learning Support Assistant will fluctuate, however typical responsibilities will include: