Learning Support Assistant

Teaching Personnel
Bolton By Bowland, UK
27 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a passion for working with students with SEN? Can you inspire students and provide them with the support they require?

If so, we have a great opportunity for someone to join our client secondary school, located in Bolton in the role of a Learning Support Assistant.

Learning Support Assistant;
  • Learning Support Assistant required on a full-time basis.
  • Competitive earning of up to £1250 per month.
  • Previous experience preferred but is by no means essential.
  • September 2019 start date.

Our partner secondary school have recently assessed their new intake of Year 7 students and after this initial assessment, it has been decided by the SEN Co-ordinator that they would like to bolster their current support department and have an opening for a full-time Learning Support Assistant from September 2019.

As a Learning Support Assistant within our client secondary school, the primary purpose of the role will be to work with pupils who have identified needs (SEN, SEMH, ASC) usually with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP). This role will suit both experienced LSAs who are looking to secure their next role, and would also be suitable for graduates looking to gain first-hand experience with a view to commencing a teacher training course in the future.

Successful Learning Support Assistants will work 1:1 with selected pupils and also support small groups both in and out of the mainstream classroom settings, preparing and delivering specialist material to enhance the students' learning experiences. You will have to opportunity to be part of a team that is truly changing lives and positively transforming the local community.

If you are a graduate and considering a career in teaching, a Learning Support Assistant position could be the ideal way to gain classroom experience and decide if education is right for you.

Main duties include
  • To support pupil(s) learning needs. This may involve using a wide range of strategies and methods, according to difficulty, including personal care.
  • To encourage positive friendship patterns for all pupils in class and particularly the supported pupil.
  • To motivate and support pupil(s) to remain on task and complete work in a focused way.
  • To take part in school activities and events as required, accompanying and supporting children on outings from school as necessary.
  • To have regular, positive contact with the parents/carers of the supported child and feedback orally to the appropriate staff.

The successful applicant will be joining a large secondary school (1300 students) that is located in the Bolton LEA. Located in central Bolton (Bordering Kearsley, Swinton and Horwich) you will have access to an abundance of public transport links, and will be located just minutes away from the M61 motorway.

For immediate consideration please send an updated CV using the link below or contact the Manchester Secondary Branch for further information;

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see faqs for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

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