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Outdoor Learning Support Assistant – Level 3

Job information
Salary HC5
Organisation Hereford Pupil Referral Service (HPRS)
Closing date 12 pm on 19 January 2022

Job details

Outdoor Learning Support Assistant – Level 3


Grade: HC5

Organisation: Herefordshire Pupil Referral Service

Location: PRU Sites (St Davids and Aconbury) and Outdoor Learning/Forest School Sites 

Organisational information:

Responsible to: Deputy Head Teacher responsible for Alternative Curriculum and HPRS SENCO 

Professionally Responsible to: Head Teacher

Key relationships/Functional links with:

Internal: Pupils, Staff,

External: Parents, Carers, External Agencies 

Main Purpose of Job:

  • To support the education, care and welfare of pupils, primarily in outdoor learning environments, under the direction of the Head of HPRS, the Deputy Head teacher responsible for Alternative Curriculum and where appropriate the school SENCO and teachers.
  • To deliver education sessions to small groups or on a one-to-one basis in classroom and outdoor learning environments.
  • To help impart knowledge and enthusiasm to pupils in relation to outdoor learning and related topics.
  • To help pupils overcome barriers to learning in a supported outdoor environment.
  • To improve pupil’s confidence, motivation, social skills and relationships, enabling them to face new and challenging situations.
  • To act as a mentor to specific pupils and working to improve their attendance and punctuality 

Main Responsibilities / Accountabilities

  • To assist with the planning and preparation of materials and delivery of the outdoor curriculum
  • To support teaching staff within the classroom and in outdoor learning environments, supporting pupils in understanding lesson objectives and achieving them.
  • To support teaching staff in the running and maintenance of safe and effective outdoor learning environments
  • To support pupils in small groups or on a one to one basis
  • To run / contribute to literacy, numeracy and other catch-up sessions
  • To assist with the assessment of pupil's progress, including recording of data, as necessary and to provide regular feedback to the teacher and, where relevant, the SENCO on the participation and progress of pupils
  • To assist with meeting medical, personal, social and behavioural needs of pupils, as appropriate
  • To support the ethos of the school and follow school routines and procedures, including the school’s Behaviour Policy
  • Promote the self-esteem, progress and independent learning of children
  • To monitor student attendance, punctuality and progress towards individual targets and ensure appropriate follow up action is taken when necessary
  • To monitor and implement the behaviour management and ensure that behaviour supports effective learning
  • Support, as directed, links between home and school
  • Liaise, as directed, with other professionals to support children's needs
  • Assist with the movement of pupils around the building and surrounding areas and with activities away from the classroom within and outside lesson time
  • Participate in general school activities including breakfast club, break and lunch-time duties, school visits etc. as required
  • Be aware of and promote children's general welfare and follow the school's health and safety procedures.


Application forms and further details are available from Hoople recruitment. Please email for an application form or call 01432 383890 for more information.

Closing Date: Wednesday 19th January 2022

HPRS is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils and therefore all candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at Enhanced Level.

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