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Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant

Biggin Hill | 25 hours per week (term time only)| Monday to Friday | £11,598 PA | Start September 2018

This lovely local school based in Biggin Hill are looking for a Learning Support to join a well-established team supporting a range of students’ needs in class, in small groups and/or specialised individual learning. The successful candidate will work under the direction of teaching staff to support pupils within the classroom in a range of different subject areas and will include working with a disabled student, assisting movement around the school.  Duties will include supervision outside at lunchtime.

  Applicants should ideally have experience of working with secondary-aged students with a range of Special Educational Needs.  It would be beneficial, but not essential, to have knowledge or training of a particular area of SEND.  Applicants should have good English and Maths skills (GCSE equivalent grade C or above) and be confident working with IT.

The successful candidate will be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Please note that holidays during term time are not permitted.

Duties:
  • To ensure work is presented to a high standard and that personal contacts are conducted in an efficient and courteous manner
  • Assist pupils with the language programme, literacy programme, numeracy, motor skills or social skills programme(s)
  • Assist in the carrying out of modified curriculum
  • Where appropriate, act as an amanuensis for pupils
  • Prepare material, adapted by the class teacher, in order to give pupils access to the curriculum
  • If required, assist pupils to integrate and learn, usually within a group situation
  • Ensure pupils with medical needs are safe in a physical and demanding situation such as physical education or during school breaks and at lunchtime
  • Ensure pupils remain focused and do not disrupt the classroom situation
  • To attend some Departmental meetings if requested
  • To liaise with parent(s) as necessary
  • To attend Annual Review meetings and contribute to written reports for such Reviews
The Person:
The successful candidate will:
  • Have the ability to relate to young people effectively
  • Have a good standard of education with at least C grades in GCSE English, Maths and Science
  • Have the ability to communicate with children and members of staff clearly and accurately
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team or alone as necessary
  • Be reliable and punctual
  • Be able to keep calm under pressure or during unexpected circumstances
  • Have common sense and initiative
  • To be aware of confidentiality guidelines
  • To have knowledge of child protection issues and when it is important to pass on information
  • Have effective oral and written communication skills
  • Have the ability to be firm but fair at all times
  • Have a flexible approach to work
  • Have a commitment to equal opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
Any offer of employment will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure with the Disclosure and Barring Service and full background checks.

Closing date: Friday 6th July 2018

To apply please send your CV and covering letter in support of your application to carmen@successfulmums.co.uk quoting Learning Support Assistant 099 in the subject line.


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