Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant

Full time, Bridgwater, Somerset

Elementa is working with a specialist education provider for students that have encountered trauma in their lives. The organisation focus on a holistic and creative education approach in order to reintegrate the students into mainstream schooling, or achieve their full potential whilst out of mainstream education.

The role of the learning support assistant in this setting is both academic & pastoral. The inspiring headteacher creates a positive & progressive learning environment for the students and staff to work in. Clear parameters are set for individuals development as their approach is equally focused on preparing young people for life out of education.

The ideal person for this role will have a positive outlook, a resilient & unflappable nature, have a sound understanding of safeguarding, display good working practices when working with vulnerable learners, be able to set clear boundaries, and uphold the school's expectations & policies.

This is a full-time permanent opportunity and Elementa is the recruiting partner. Applicants being considered for the role after pre-screening will be required to complete the registration process for both Elementa & the school. This includes full vetting & background checks and application for an Enhanced DBS Disclosure unless you have a current DBS o the update service.

If you have the relevant skills and experience necessary for this role then please apply with your full up to date CV.


Weekly pay – no waiting for monthly payroll cut off dates, Elementa pays one week in lieu.

PAYE contract – unless a candidate specifically requests it, all candidates are paid via PAYE giving them the protections and payment structure of a traditional employer: employee relationship.

Training & Support – a broad range of free or heavily discounted training available including Safeguarding, Behaviour, SEND, Makaton, and Thrive. Regular welfare contact and support from a dedicated candidate manager.

Fair pay policy – our candidates are paid to scale, where a variation on this may be required written agreement will be provided ahead of the position.

Additional services to support our staff – we have a network of partners who offer support services to our candidates … tax returns, accountancy, legal and more