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EAL Learning Support Assistant

Employer
Kensington Aldridge Academy
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
18 May 2021

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Are you passionate about working with young people and having a big impact on the quality of their education? Are you looking for a dynamic and fulfilling role that is varied and based in an energetic environment? If so, we have the perfect opportunity you for!

The role

We are looking to appoint an EAL -Learning Support Assistant (EAL - LSAs) to start 27th August 2021. This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK's flagship academies as a EAL-Learning Support Assistant.

The successful candidate will be supporting students' learning of English as an additional language, tailoring support to meet individual needs whilst promoting academic achievement. Liaising with teachers and Curriculum leaders to develop and deliver high quality interventions for EAL students. Providing timetabled support and guidance to EAL students in lessons to enable EAL students overcome barriers to engagement and learning, to develop the independence of EAL students.

You will be an experienced in working with a range of EAL learners, from those new to English (A on the DFE competency scale), to those developing competency and fluency and the ability to support the assessment and monitoring of EAL learners' language development. Evidence of continuing professional development relating to EAL (i.e. courses from The Bell Foundation, NALDIC) would be what we are looking for when selecting for the role.

What KAA offers

KAA's Learning Support team is an incredibly valued part of our staff body. We know how much our students benefit from the one-to-one support our LSAs provide them, both in and outside of the classroom. For some students, the bonds they form with their key workers is crucial to their educational and emotional development and in some cases, can make a real difference to the experience they have here at KAA.

This role offers you the chance to work creatively with staff and students to focus specifically on the context you will have, given your close bonds with these students. You will have the opportunity to get involved in many enrichments and wider-school activities, all of which are designed to expand our student's education far wider than what they learn in the classroom. The role does not need to be solely transactional, and we welcome ideas and suggestions from our team about ways in which we can enrich the experience of our learning support students.

What you offer KAA

With a diverse student body, we are looking for someone who has the ability to motivate and inspire students to achieve their best. You will bring enthusiasm and creativity to the role so that students, across all abilities, develop a love of learning despite the challenges they face. The ideal person will be a positive role model to our young people, exhibiting articulate communication, be an organised professional and committed to supporting disadvantaged students to achieve their best.

At KAA we have a proud tradition of developing and investing in our staff. This role offers the opportunity to gain valuable experience in schools, and previous LSAs have gone on to take up senior roles in the school, and teach in many of our GCSE/A Level subjects.

Important Information

If you are interested in applying please visit our website https://kaa.org.uk/recruitment/ where you will find the candidate pack and application form
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