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English Learning Support Assistant

Today more and more children are reading well below their reading… With our fast-paced ever-changing world this issue is unlikely to improve on its own.

We have partnered with a fantastic secondary school in Middlesbrough that's committed to ensuring each student can succeed.

Through this role, you'll be working closely with students on a small group basis, providing them with the support they need to improve their reading. You'll also have the opportunity to support within the English lessons providing you with a diverse classroom experience.

Having a love for reading is a must, as you'll be opening up student's minds to the enjoyment reading can bring! Your encouragement will support each student in feeling more confident whilst reading which will not support them in their lessons, but this will take them through life!

Work within a dedicated and inclusive team which will support you throughout your role so you can also learn new things and develop as a person.

Considering if teaching is the right career path for you?

This experience is perfect for giving you the hands-on experience you need to decide if teaching is suitable for you. Not only will you have support from the school but you'll also be supported by our pre-teacher training programme so you can have the most memorable and positive experience.

Looking for a different role?...

We have a range of classroom-based support roles available, so if this role isn't what you are looking for, contact us today! Our roles range from working with early years up to further education including a mixture of mainstream and specialist schools. For more information email your CV to

What To Expect From This Role:

  • Work within a bustling and inclusive secondary school in Middlesbrough
  • Get to know students from day one and see their progress with your support
  • Develop your own skills and explore the world of teaching through our supportive pre-teacher training programme
  • A highly rewarding role providing students with the English and reading skills they need to take them through life
  • Full-time: Monday – Friday (35-hour working week)
  • £451.65 per week (term time only)

What We Are Looking For:

  • Hold a completed bachelor's degree (ideally in English)
  • Passionate about supporting students with their learning and a strong love for reading
  • Enthusiasm to learn new things and develop
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to speak in an engaging and professional manner
  • Able to build strong supportive relationships with others
  • Adaptable, attentive and inclusive

If this sounds like you I would love to hear from you!

TO APPLY: click 'Apply' or email your CV to

***Step Into Teaching is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure and Baring Service check***

***We aim, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within 5 working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future.***


    £451.65 per week (term time only)
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Do you have UK GCSE 4 (grade C) or above in English & Maths (for primary science also required)