The Role of an SLA

The Role of the SLA


> Working with a small group/individual pupil to consolidate skills under the direction/supervision of teachers to promote effective, independent learning and teaching.

> Supporting pupils with significant difficulties

> Working as above to support differentiation of class work.

> Assisting pupils with the use of IT

> Supporting Literacy and Numeracy development

> Providing appropriate praise and encouragement to pupils


> Working under the direction of a subject teacher within the class to ensure that pupils, who may be experiencing difficulties, are accessing the curriculum through appropriate levels of work.

> May bring ideas and materials to the lesson that will enrich the quality of learning and teaching

> Disciplining pupils remains the duty of the class teacher


> Spreadsheets

> Filing

> Photocopying

> Word processing

> Helping with differentiation of worksheets and materials

> Departmental minutes

> Support with specific assessment tools ( Marking and scoring)


> Reading/scribing/prompting in assessments

> Using the specialist resources and materials to support pupils

> Use sound, professional knowledge to support pupils

> CPD training to update knowledge and skills

> Contributing to team meetings

> Providing essential information on pupils they work with in classes

> Providing relevant information to teachers’ records and reports on pupil progress in confidence

> Supporting pupils with tasks that they may find difficult on account of a particular disability

> Supporting pupils in meal time situations and educational outings

> Contributing to planning sessions within the team

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