Graduate Learning Support Assistant - Primary - Pastoral Role

I Teachers Ltd
£60 - £65 p week
31 Oct 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have the commitment and resilience to work towards eliminating educational inequality due to socio-economic background?

Maybe you have had some experience working in an environment with children who display challenging behaviour, perhaps in a school or social setting?

Perhaps you are keen to progress your career in educational psychology, social work or teaching and would like a highly rewarding, paid role to gain experience?

Graduate Learning Support Assistant

  • Primarily a pastoral role
  • Visionary and committed Senior Leadership Team
  • Lovely school in Wolverhampton
  • Paid up to £300 per week
  • Excellent training and progression opportunities
  • Must have a 2:1 degree and strong A Levels
  • Experience working with children in groups extremely desirable
  • Interviews being arranged - Start ASAP!

To be successful in this role, you must be able to build meaningful relationships with disengaged and hard to reach students, who display a variety of needs due to personal circumstances. You will need to be able to effectively communicate with staff, parents and external professionals such as educational psychologists, to ensure that the needs of the children are met and they are safe at all times. This role will be a fast-paced and challenging at times, but if you are able to see the bigger pictures and realise that progress and achievement is always visible straight away, then this could be the role for you! The school are looking for somebody who is not easily defeated and can work towards their passionate visions and values at all times. Ideally, you will have some experience working with children in groups, not only on a 1:1 basis. Additionally, you will need to have a strong academic background, with a minimum of a 2:1 degree and strong A Levels.

The role will primarily be a pastoral role, that working to find strategies to overcome is poor attendance, lack of self-confidence, self-esteem or motivation and behaviour or emotional difficulties, due to environmental and personal factors. You will be based in a highly successfully and cohesive pastoral team in a medium-sized primary school. Your responsibilities will involve liaising with students, teachers, senior leadership, parents and external professionals to ensure that the students' personal well-being is improved and maintained and they reach their full potential. You will need to create innovative and practical solutions to overcoming a multitude of challenges and have a great attention to detail to record progress and improvements at all times.

The school has a high number of Pupil Premium pupils, who come from incredibly diverse, and in most cases challenging backgrounds. It is located in the Wolverhampton area, easily accessible by public transport and has onsite parking for all staff. They are wholly committed to the training, support and retention of their staff and would love somebody who would want to a part of their school. The school have excellent facilities with a wide-range of purpose built rooms to accommodate a variety of needs and interests.

If you feel that you can keep calm under pressure and provide excellent personal and educational opportunities for a wide range of children, then don't hesitate! Send your CV to Jamie at i-teachers NOW!

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