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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.


Median Salary

New workers start around £17,362. Normal pay is £20,536 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £27,139.

Daily 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.

Skills employers are asking for

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

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