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UK Minister continues engagement with the Crown Dependencies on Brexit
Tuesday 25 April 2017

Minister for Exiting the European Union, Robin Walker, yesterday (24th April 2017) hosted the third meeting in a series of regular talks with the Crown Dependencies to ensure that their interests are taken into consideration in relation to the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.

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Aspire2Be supports local educators to attend British Isles Google for Education Summit
Monday 24 April 2017

Forty Bailiwick teachers and educators are being sponsored to attend the forthcoming British Isles Google for Education Summit thanks to the support of Education Services' edtech partner Aspire2Be.

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The new Population Management Office has received more than 200 applications so far
Friday 21 April 2017

The Population Management Office has confirmed that transitioning from the former housing licence system, with about 900 applications made under the Housing Control Law still to process, to dealing with applications under the new law, has resulted in longer turnaround times in the short term.

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Working as a Learning Support Assistant

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Learning Support Assistants provide support to both pupils and teachers - in primary, secondary and special schools and in further education. Over the past few years, Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) have taken on an increasingly important role in our schools and colleges.

We employ learning support assistants in a variety of roles within the service - the majority within the primary sector. Learning support assistants are also employed in each of the special schools, secondary schools, the College of Further Education and the SEN support services. We also maintain a supply register for  learning support assistants.

  • What do Learning Support Assistants do?

    • Learning support assistants work closely with teachers and other staff involved in education. Level 1 LSAs have a general support role; whilst Level 2 LSAs have specific responsibilities which may include preparing and delivering learning programmes and providing support to individual pupils, or small or large groups. Duties vary widely but can include:
      • helping to plan lessons and prepare resources
      • helping with pupils' learning and development, e.g. assisting those who are struggling, listening to pupils read, helping with number work etc
      • supervising pupils in the playground, dining hall, cloakrooms and in class
      • keeping records of each pupil's progress
      • helping children prepare for PE
      • assisting with their health and hygiene
      • comforting and supporting children who are unhappy or upset.
    • LSAs work with pupils of all abilities, including those with special needs. Pupils with physical disabilities may need help with mobility or in accessing materials, for example. Pupils with behavioural difficulties require particular support to help them achieve their full potential. LSAs may also help pupils whose first language is not English.
  • What it takes

    • You need to be a responsible and organised person. Some experience working with children, perhaps through volunteering in a school, or helping at clubs for young people is important. LSAs need to:
      • have a good standard of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
      • build up positive relationships with pupils
      • develop good relationships with the people they work with
      • understand how children develop, think and learn
      • be able to manage groups of children.
  • Training and qualifications

    • In order to become an LSA you must have experience of working with children and young people and have a GCSE Grade A to C or equivalent functional skills Level 2 in English and Maths.
    • We offer the opportunity for training through a Local Career Development Framework.
    • All LSAs must undertake a Learning Support Assistant CACHE Level 3 Induction programme. They can then opt to study a two-part Foundation Degree (Professional Studies in Primary Education) and may eventually qualify for entry onto a graduate Initial Teacher Training Programme if they fulfil the entry requirements and places are available on the scheme.


Learning Support Assistant Salary Scales 2015-2017

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Human Resources (Education)

PO Box 32,  Grange Road,  St Peter Port,  Guernsey,  GY1 3AU

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01481 733000

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