Average Annual Pay
Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017
Average Weekly Hours
Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015
Labour Force Survey 2018
Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)
Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.
QualificationsAcademic qualifications may be required by some employers, although entry is possible with relevant experience alone. CRB clearance is mandatory.
- supports schoolwork under teacher’s supervision;
- helps child understand instruction through a variety of means and encourages self-confidence and independence;
- identifies signs of distress and offers reassurance;
- implements care programmes, as appropriate;
- helps and encourages child to communicate;
- attends to child’s physical needs;
- provides feedback to teachers and completes and maintains records.
Common job titles
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