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Educational Support Assistants

Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.

Tasks

  • Supports schoolwork under teacher’s supervision
  • Helps child understand instruction through a variety of means and encourages self-confidence and independence
  • Identifies signs of distress and offers reassurance
  • Implements care programmes, as appropriate
  • Helps and encourages child to communicate
  • Attends to child’s physical needs
  • Provides feedback to teachers and completes and maintains records.

Entry Requirements

Academic qualifications may be required by some employers, although entry is possible with relevant experience alone. CRB clearance is mandatory.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £18,000 per annum and can progress up to £21,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 19,138 employed Educational Support Assistants in the region.

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Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/