ESOL/SEN Learning Support Assistant



NJC Scale 14-17 (pro-rata)

30 hours per week, term time only

The College is seeking to appoint an ESOL/SEN Learning Support Assistant.   The successful candidate will need to flexible as the role involves providing learning support in the ESOL and SEN Department.  The role will also require the candidate to provide cover to the front office during breaks. 

We are looking for a hardworking, “hands on” individual to work alongside the EAL Tutor and in the SEN Department.  The role will involve working with students in small groups/one to one and providing support to the classroom teacher. 

The role is 30 hours per week, term time only. 

All candidates will be subject to full Safer Recruitment procedures as laid down by the DfE.

If you are interested please submit your application form to

This role will remain open until suitable candidate is appointed.


         ESOL/SEN Learning Support Administrator

Responsible to

ESOL Manager/Head of SEN


NJC 14-17 -  30 per week term time only (pro rata)

Responsible for

  • Provide learning support to the ESOL provision and the SEN Department
  • To cover Front Office Reception during breaks and/or busy times

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide learning support to the ESOL provision and the SEN Department.
  • Provide appropriate levels of individual attention, reassurance and help for ESOL and SEN students
  • Work under the instruction/guidance of teaching staff and EAL Tutor to provide intervention and support for students with additional educational needs in a variety of learning environments. 
  • Monitoring students as required.
  • Communicate effectively with parents/carers if required.
  • Bring to the attention of members of staff any problems, concerns, achievements and other factors relevant to the learning of any SEN and ESOL students.
  • Ensure accurate records and observations are kept so that students receive the maximum benefit from their education.
  • Provide appropriate levels of individual attention, reassurance and help for student(s) needs as identified in Individual Education Plans
  • Support the specific needs of specified students – physical, emotional and/or behavioural
  • Support student(s) access to the curriculum, their learning in particular lessons and their progress towards specific individual targets
  • Liaise with external agencies if required.
  • Support with production of resources
  • Supervise ESOL students for two break sessions, encourage social interaction and ensure student safety – this may be outside, in the canteen or in the ESOL area.
  • Carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with College policies and procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Support the Front Office to cover breaks and when required.
  • Carry out any other duties as directed by the Headteacher commensurate with the general level of responsibility of the post.

Areas of Accountability and Discretion

  • All decisions made within the parameters of the job description

Performance Management

  • The standards of the post holder will be measured through Kemnal Technology College’s appraisal system by setting targets linked to this job description.  The job description will be reviewed annually at the appraisal meeting.

Discipline, Health and Safety

  • Work in accordance with the guidelines set out in The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) Health and Safety Policy.

General Responsibilities

  • Promote and uphold the College values of being Ambitious, Resilient and Considerate.
Job Specification

ESOL/SEN Learning Support Assistant







Education/Qualification and Training:

  • Recognised competency in literacy and numeracy
  • Will be able to demonstrate high level of communication skills
  • Will demonstrate the ability to both lead and/or work within a team setting
  • Will hold, or be working  towards, an  ESOL or Basic Skills Specialist Subject qualification. 


  • Will be computer literature
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Organisational skills, including  time management, planning, recording and monitoring
  • Understanding and expertise in the field of ESOL and Functional skills
  • Will have working knowledge of the National Curriculum at all Key Stages and the Numeracy Strategy
  • Have knowledge of SIMs



  • Will demonstrate professionalism of the highest order
  • Be able to think “on your feet”, react quickly and effectively to potential situations and use your initiative on a continuous basis to communicate confidently and effectively with students and other members of staff
  • Has knowledge and experience of using computer systems and databases
  • Working within an ESOL provision
  • Working with SEN Students
  • Working in a professional office environment


Personal Characteristics/other requirements:

  • Enthusiastic, dynamic and innovative
  • Able to work without close supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to think creatively and clearly
  • Reliable
  • Commitment to team working
  • Willingness to work flexibly


Professional Development

Willingness to undertake additional training

Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding

An understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities

An up to date knowledge of current Safeguarding policies and practices


Kemnal Technology College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children therefore appointment to this position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure. The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post in accordance with the Immigration Act 2016.


Vacancy Closing Date: 31/10/2019

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