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Hours : Monday - Friday 8.30am - 12:00
Job Title :Learning Assistant 'B' (Primary/Nursery)
Grade :Band 2 (to mid point)
Reports to :Headteacher, Class Teacher, SENCO, Senior LSA
Responsible for :Other learning assistants.
Liaison with :Teaching staff, support staff, Headteacher, pupils.
Job Purpose :To work in partnership with class teachers to support learning in line with the national curriculum, codes of practice and school policies and procedures.
· Working with individuals or small groups of children under the direction of teaching staff
· Implement planned learning activities/teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher adjusting activities according to pupils' responses as appropriate.
· Establish positive relationships with pupils supported.
· Support pupils with activities which support literacy and numeracy skills
· Support the use of ICT in the classroom and develop pupils' competence and independence in its use
· Promote positive pupil behaviour in line with school policies and help keep pupils on task
· Interact with, and support pupils, according to individual needs and skills
· Promote the inclusion and acceptance of children with special needs within the classroom ensuring access to lessons and their content through appropriate clarification, explanation and resources
· Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour
· Monitor and record pupil activities as appropriate writing records and reports as required
· Provide feedback to pupils in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher
· To support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher
· To attend to pupils' personal needs including help with social, welfare and health matters, including minor first aid.
· To assist with the preparation, maintenance and control of stocks of materials and resources.
· Assist with the development and implementation if IEPs
· Liaise with other staff and provide information about pupils as appropriate
· To assist with the display and presentation of pupils' work
· To supervise pupils for limited and specified periods including break-times when the postholder should facilitate games and activities
· To assist with escorting pupils on educational visits.
· To understand and apply school policies in relation to health, safety and welfare
· Attend relevant training and take responsibility for own development
· Attend relevant school meetings as required
· To respect confidentiality at all times
· To participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development and training opportunities in discussion with line manager.
· To comply with individual responsibilities, in accordance with the role, for health & safety in the workplace
· Ensure that all duties and services provided are in accordance with the School's Equal Opportunities Policy
· The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
The duties above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the postholder may be required by the Headteacher to carry out appropriate duties within the context of the job, skills and grade.
Educated to NVQ Level 2 in learning support/early years, NNEB or equivalent qualification/experience
GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above (or equivalent)
Completion of DCSF induction programme
Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
Basic knowledge of First Aid and understanding of the School
Good reading and writing skills
Good numeracy skills
Knowledge of basic ICT to support learning
Ability to write basic reports
Ability to use clear language to communicate information unambiguously
Ability to listen effectively
Overcome communication barriers with children and adults
Consult with children and their families and carers and other adults
Working with children
Understand and implement the school's behaviour management policy
Ability to understand and support children with developmental difficulty or disability
Good understanding of the school curriculum
Knowledge of literacy/numeracy strategies
Good understanding of the general aspect of child development
Ability to assess progress and performance
Health & Well being
Understand and support the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing
Working with others
Working with partners
Understand the role of others working in and with the school
Understand and value the role of parents and carers in supporting children
Ability to establish rapport and respectful and trusting relationships with children, their families and carers and other adults
Ability to work effectively with a range of adults
Know when, how and with whom to share information
Ability to follow instructions accurately
Good organisational skills
Ability to remain calm under pressure
Ability to support the work of volunteers and other teaching assistants in the classroom
Ability to manage own time effectively
Demonstrate creativity and an ability to resolve routine problems independently
Awareness of and commitment to equality
Health & Safety
Basic understanding of Health & Safety
Understand and implement child protection procedures
Understand procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality
Be prepared to develop and learn in the role