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Learning Support Assistant

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  • Sector:

    Primary Support

  • Job type:

    Long-Term Contracts

  • Salary:

    £70 - £100 per day

  • Contact:

    Carl Cooper

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  • Published:

    24 days ago

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Reeson Education are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to work at our fantastic independent client school. The school is a fantastic independent primary school and has two sites, Putney and Richmond.

  • Salary £17,000 to £20,000 dependant on experience
  • 35 hours a week
  • Term time only
  • Long term commitment
  • Option to work overtime in the holidays too.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified, imaginative, driven practitioner to deliver outstanding learning support to children in and out of the classroom. S/he understands school protocols and policies, and is willing to make a full contribution to school life. S/he has a good working knowledge of child protection issues and safeguarding and undertakes the appropriate training, as s/he will liaise with the Designated Safeguarding Lead on related and highly confidential matters. S/he must be friendly, approachable, discrete and supportive.

It is a role that requires excellent communication skills and a high level of commitment and enthusiasm. If successful you will not only work to improve and develop the schools existing learning support provision but also help to shape and implement an exciting and inspiring learning development programme as part of the schools Learning Development Team.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Support for the child:

  • To work with the class teacher to foster a warm, caring and friendly environment for the child within the classroom
  • To work with the class teacher in preparing work for the child
  • To carry out delegated tasks set by the class teacher
  • To provide support for the child, ensuring their safety at all times as well as the ability to access learning activities
  • To establish a positive and constructive relationship with the child and interact with them according to individual needs
  • Assist with the development and implementation of the Individual Education Plan (IEP)
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  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Provide feedback to the child in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher
  • To help ensure that the child makes the maximum amount of progress possible in each lesson
  • Use specialist skills to undertake activities necessary to meet the physical and emotional needs of the child
  • To provide support for the child in a broad range of situations both on and off-site
  • To encourage positive practise in relation to general behaviour and approach to school life
  • To maintain cordial and informative relationships with the parents.

In relation to the support of teachers:

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment in accordance with lesson plans
  • Support with the planning of learning activities
  • Monitor the child's responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed by the teacher
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to the teacher
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to the parents in conjunction with the class teacher
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with incidents inline with established policy and encourage the child to take responsibility for his own conduct

In relation to the support for the curriculum:

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes adjusting activities according to the child's response
  • Undertake literacy and numeracy programmes of learning, recording achievement and progress as well as feeding back to the teacher
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop the child's competence and independence in its use
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist the child in its use

In relation to support for the school:

  • To inform the Head or DSL of any concerns you may have about any individual or group of children.
  • To liaise with the DSL to ensure the safeguarding and security of all children in your care.
  • Responsibility for ensuring all staff are adhering to the safeguarding policies of the school.
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of pupils and adhere to and ensure compliance with the school's Child Protection procedures and staff guidance at all times reporting any concerns to the DSL or Headteacher as appropriate.
  • Be aware of Health and Safety requirements, including where to obtain expert advice.
  • Communicate with the Health and Safety Team any Health and Safety issues regarding the welfare or safety of the pupils or staff.
  • Be familiar with the school's fire safety procedures and participate in drills as required.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures in relation to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support differences ensuring all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop academically and pastorally
  • Contribute to the overall ethos, aims and values of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities to further knowledge and expertise as required
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on of out of school activities and educational visits
  • To keep abreast of all policies of the school

In relation to the parents, communication and events:

  • Co-operate fully with all other members of staff and help promote good working relationships
  • Build close working relationships with the reception class staff to ensure continuity and progression between year groups
  • Foster the development and continuation of good parent/teacher relationships
  • Support the preparation of school reports, reports for educational psychologists, other schools and for any other body/organisation as requested by your line manager
  • Work such hours as deemed reasonable and necessary to discharge duties effectively, efficiently and conscientiously.

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to join a very successful team of committed and highly qualified teachers.
  • A supportive environment where the work-life balance of teachers is important.
  • Outstanding facilities and resources to support learning and teaching.
  • A supportive and experienced Senior Leadership Team.
  • An opportunity to develop through an extensive CPD offer, such as a Middle Leadership development programme that includes opportunities to access NPQML and NPQSL.
  • Opportunity to grow as a teacher and access both Middle and Senior Leadership
  • A bespoke induction and training programme with built-in support and mentoring.
  • A strong Staff Wellbeing Programme (bike to work scheme/additional healthcare support/staff events

To apply for this post, please get in touch by speaking to Carl @ Reeson Education on 0203 841 0777 or emailing your most up to date CV in word format.

Reeson Education:

REESON Education is London's Premier Recruitment Agency. Established in 2006 by experienced teachers, education professionals and recruitment specialists, we have built our business and reputation on the cores values of honesty, integrity and excellence.

We care about education and the provision of education and have established an excellent reputation with schools and teachers alike.

At REESON Education we work closely with a large network of Nurseries, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Colleges across London. Our client base provides us with an abundance of available daily supply, long term and permanent opportunities across all age groups in all areas of London.

Please note that all daily/hourly rates quoted are inclusive of holiday pay at 12.07%