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Lady Elizabeth School
Alicante, Spain
Date Added: Dec 29, 2023

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Primary Learning Assistant Role Profile - Starting September 2024


We provide an enriching education of the highest standard which allows our pupils to achieve both success and, experience failure in a safe and supportive environment.  Staff, pupils and parents share the fundamental expectation of a positive attitude to learning.  We nurture our pupils, encouraging them to develop a Growth Mindset to ensure they become resilient and persevere in the face of challenges.  Happy, respectful, internationally minded pupils, staff and parents are the core of our community.  We support our pupils and staff to constantly develop and improve themselves.  We do this as a team, without exception.


Responsible to:


Key Stage Coordinators

Head of Primary

Head of School

ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their  success is our success. Well-being and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are  consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately. 

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and  promote the well-being of self and others. 

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most  difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community. 


Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional  development and school improvement. 


Key responsibilities



        To work as part of Lady Elizabeth School, working equally with others providing quality care and education as defined by the School, its policies and its ethos.

        Work closely with the class teacher(s) to promote excellent learning including reporting on pupil performance and assisting in recording children’s progress by updating relevant records.

        Work closely with the class teacher(s) to contribute to the management of pupil behaviour, including implementation of the School’s behaviour policies.

        To assist in preparing classroom and teaching resources and the including maintenance of these resources within the classroom areas.

        Establish and promote productive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations and promoting the inclusion of all pupils within the School.

        Establish constructive relationships and good communication with colleagues to support pupils’ learning and progress.

        Establish good relationships with parents and carers.

        Ensure the health, safety and welfare of pupils is maintained at all time by setting a positive personal example.

        Sharing in supervisory duties, including lunchtime and break, and dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures.

        Participate in appropriate school-based meetings and training activities including after hours, if necessary.

        Take an active part in appraising their own work against agreed priorities and targets in accordance with the school’s TLSE and supervision arrangements.

        Maintain confidentiality at all times and to observe Data Protection Guidelines.

        Promote and safeguard the welfare of all the children at our School

        Embrace any other duties that may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the duties, responsibilities of this post including working in or out of the classroom.

        To have a relevant first aid qualification or be willing to attend training.


This list is not exhaustive and is subject to review, modification or amendment at any time.


Skills, Qualifications and Experience:


Experience and qualifications:


        Successful experience of working with children in a school setting.

        Maths and English GCSE or equivalent at grade C or above (or equiv)​

        Certified teaching assistant course

        Degree (desirable)​



Skills and Knowledge


        Ability to motivate children of differing abilities

        Knowledge of the National Curriculum

        Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies

        Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively


Personal attributes


        Enthusiasm and a passion for learning

        A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all staff, pupils and parents and promoting the ethos and values of the school

        An approachable manner and excellent interpersonal skills



ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

Lady Elizabeth and ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.

ISP Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply.

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