Learning Support Assistant – Roles & Responsibilities

4 hours
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8 students

Learning Support Assistant – Roles & Responsibilities

8 Students

Programme Overview

LSA Roles & Responsibilities – Tips & Tricks
Delivery Model Online
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material (if applicable)
  • AED 660 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • If you would like bespoke in-school training, please contact Rebecca (rebecca@infinitelearning.ae) for more information.
Deadline booking date:

Wednesday 12th April 2023

Date of Training Tuesday 2nd May, Tuesday 9th May, Tuesday 16th May & Tuesday 23rd May 2023

3:00pm to 4:00pm (UAE Time)

Platform Zoom

Target audience

All Learning Support Assistants and Teaching Assistants

Aims of the course

To ensure that additional adults, such as learning support assistants and teaching assistants understand their role within the classroom and school as well as be able to support the implementation of an individual education plan alongside planning and monitoring meaningful activities which contribute to progress

Intended outcomes
  • Understand the role of an additional adult in school
  • Understand the three core differences in learning
  • How to support the implementation of an individual education plan
  • Plan activities and contribute to monitoring progress

Louise Dawson

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Louise Dawson is an independent consultant, supporting schools, and organisations, with Inclusion and School Improvement across the Middle East. Louise has worked in Dubai for 10 years and Hong Kong for 8. Previously with Kings' School Al Barsha, Wellington International School, and Jumeirah College, she is well placed to understand not only education and the inspection frameworks but also additional needs from identification, through support and to evidencing progress; as well as understanding the unique inclusion journey that the UAE has been on. Louise is a very rare specialist in direct 'hands on' support, senior leadership and currently serves voluntarily as Inclusion Governor for four schools. Louise writes & delivers training through her website and Infinite Learning. She works closely with Inclusion Expert to bring quality training opportunities to the Middle East. Louise is Co-Founder of the International Forums of Inclusion Practitioners and speaks frequently across many education platforms such as GESS, Outstanding Schools, Optimus Education and the Inclusion and Wellbeing MENA. The Global Inclusive Teaching Initiative (GITI) was launched in 2022. GITA, a programme of online differentiation training, written by Daniel Sobel, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Helena Wallberg, Abigail Gray and Louise is currently being trialled across the world. Louise has hosted three sessions for WhatWorksX with KHDA. Louise is also an advocate of assistive technology and works closely with tech companies to bring software to the Middle East such as Texthelp, Crick Software, IDL and Netsupport. Louise signposts local companies who had solid reputations and results, as well as products and services from other countries.

Programme details:

The role of an additional adult in a classroom is vital to ensure the wellbeing and inclusion of children with learning differences.  The adult is also in the unique position of being able to plan and implement meaningful activities as well as monitor and track progress in social, emotional, and academic progress.  It is vital that additional adults understand the very specific challenges around supporting children with learning differences and their families, as well as knowing how to support the school to account for the learners’ outcomes. 

Session 1  
4pm to 5pm What is the role of an additional adult (Learning Support Assistant/Teaching Assistant)?


Session 2  
4pm to 5pm What are some of the barriers to learning that children with different needs face?


Session 3  
4pm to 5pm What is an IEP and how can Support Staff contribute meaningfully?


Session 4  
4pm to 5pm Learn some strategies, tips and tricks to ensure meaningful activities which promote independence and progress in social, emotional and academic areas.
Louise Dawson
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