WHAT IS A SUPPLY LEARNING SUPPORT WORKER?
As supply learning support workers, we support teachers in a range of settings, helping to ensure the continuity of learning in a colleagues absence. Our roles can be day-to-day or long-term positions in the schools we work in.
Our work is varied, we support learners on a one-to-one basis, in small groups and provide support to teachers and entire classes. Depending on our skillset, training and experience, we can work in mainstream schools, special schools and pupil referral units (PRU).
Our qualifications are varied: some of us join after completing GCSEs, while others gain specific formal qualifications and progress to become Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs).
We have a diverse range of skills, but also bring our other passions to the role. Above all else, empathy is a key part of our job. Not only do we support learners at every step of their educational journey, but we also provide the familiarity they need to stretch and challenge themselves and achieve their goals.
THE QUALIFICATIONS YOU WILL NEED
You will typically need the following (although employers can accept teaching assistants with GCSE's or other qualifications and carry out competency-based assessments): Level 2 or Level 3 award or certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools; or Level 3 diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Supply Learning Support Workers earn (per annum):