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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.

Entry Reqirements

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Typical Tasks

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

Desired Skills

Learning Strategies, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Active Listening, Speaking, Active Learning, Mathematics, Science

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