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Learning Support Assistant

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  • Sector:

    SEN Teaching

  • Job type:

    Long-Term Contracts

  • Salary:

    £60 - £85 per day

  • Contact:

    Charlotte Bacon

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Learning Support Assistant

  • LSA
  • September 2020
  • Croydon Local Authority
  • September Start
  • Interviewing Immediately
  • £60 -85 p/d
  • Primary - Independent Special School

The LSA Job:

We are currently looking for a Learning Support Assistant to start for the next academic year. This role will be working within an independent special school, that is based in the borough of Croydon. This is a long-term position with an immediate start date. This position will run up until October half term with the likelihood of it being extended up until Christmas. This school specialises in educating students with complex needs and therefore it would be beneficial for the successful SEN TA needs to have previous experience working with High and low functioning autism. This specific role will be working as a Teaching Assistant for small groups and potentially 1:1. It is also worth bearing in mind that the successful SEN TA will need to be happy to provide personal care and manual handling, if needed.

The School:

This Ofsted rated good school is situated in Croydon. They have approximately 180 students between the ages of 4 -12 and have over 200 members of staff. They can support pupils with ASC and other various complex needs. It is the school's priority to make sure each student has an individual focus, that is not only enjoyable but age appropriate. This school has fantastic amenities for members of staff and are able to provide their employees with personal and professional development.

The Headteacher is incredibly successful and is highly valued by all members of staff. They are looking for someone who is confident, driven, eager to learn, flexible and can take initiative. As this vacancy is a September start, it is key for any new member of staff that joins the school that a smooth transition takes place, in order to create minimal disruption for the students and staff when returning back to school after the Summer holidays.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience working with children with complex needs in either a mainstream or a special school. We need someone who is highly confident in supporting students with complex needs.

If this role is of interest, please ensure you upload an up to date CV.