Learning Support Assistant
Salary will be based on NJC salary scale point 14 (£18,657 full time equivalent, £11,886-£14,047 actual pro-rata salary depending on hours). The post is for 27.5 - 32.5 hours per week, term time only. The working day will start at 8.20am and finish at 2.50pm or 3.50pm depending on weekly hours.
Learning Support Assistants contribute to achievement and progress of students in the school by:-1.Helping the identified student(s) to learn as effectively as possible, both independently and in different group situations. This involves:a)ensuring the student is able to use the equipment and materials providedb)motivating and encouraging the student as requiredc)meeting individual needs whilst helping the student to develop independent learning skillsd)reassuring and praising the student as appropriate to raise their self esteem and confidencee)acting as an amanuensis (scribe) or reader in examinations, internal assessments and lessons as required.2.Assisting student(s) to access the curriculum for each subject by the simplified explanation of text or tasks, organisation of equipment and by keeping the student(s) focussed on the content of the lesson.3.Establishing a caring, supportive relationship with each individual student and their parents/carers, fostering good links between home and school. 4.Keeping records of work undertaken with respect to the students supported as requested. Such records will help to effectively monitor student progress.5.Liaising with the Assistant Headteacher, SENCO, SEN Manager and subject teachers regarding the requirements of students, strategies tried and progress made. 6.Contributing to the monitoring of students’ progress via Academic Tutoring meetings.7.Supervising students during break, lunch or just before the start of school as part of the whole school staffing team.8.Supporting students with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties by the implementation of agreed strategies.9.Delivering small group programmes such as spelling, social skills or speech and language programmes to identified students. 10.Involvement with the initial withdrawal and subsequent reintegration into mainstream school of students with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.11.Contributing to the students’ reviews and meeting regularly with individual students and outside agencies as requested by the Assistant Headteacher.12.Carrying out such additional duties as may be reasonably required from time to time by the Head Teacher or Assistant Headteacher. 13.Contributing to the school’s safeguarding procedures by passing any concerns regarding student welfare to the designated teacher for Child Protection.
As a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) you will be part of a team of over 20 working under the direction of the Assistant Headteacher, or allocated for day to day management to the Leaders of Mathematics, English, Science or other departments. You will be expected to work effectively with both teaching and support staff at all levels as well as with parents/carers, students and external agencies. You will thus need the following qualities:-
In addition, it will be advantageous to:
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