Learning Support Assistant

Baddow Hall Junior School, Chelmsford
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Job Ref No. ECC2609-93 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 20/09/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: w/c 27th September 2021  

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Job Description

Job Title
LearningSupport Assistant

2020 Scale 3 (2019 Band 2 (to mid-point))

Reports to
Headteacher, Class Teacher, SENCO

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

Principal Accountabilities

· 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.

· Tosupervise and support pupils with individual medical needs (training will be provided).

· To assist with the preparation, maintenance and control of stocks of materials and resources.

· Assist with the development and implementation of IEP/EHCPss

· 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.


Qualifications & Experience

Specific qualifications & experience
Successful experience working with children in a school/early years environment

Educated to NVQ Level 2 in learning support/early years, NNEB or equivalent qualification/experience

Completion of DCSF induction programme
Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
Basic knowledge of First Aid and understanding of the School

Literacy - Good reading and writing skills

Numeracy - Good numeracy skills

Technology -Knowledge of basic ICT to support learning
Communication -Written -Ability to write basic reports
- Verbal -Ability to use clear language to communicate information unambiguously

- Ability to listen effectively

Languages - Overcome communication barriers with children and adults

Negotiating -Consult with children and their families and carers and other adults

Behaviour Management -Understand and implement the school's behaviour management policy
SEN -Ability to understand and support children with developmental difficulty or disability
Curriculum -Good understanding of the school curriculum

Child Development -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
Relationships -Ability to establish rapport and respectful and trusting relationships with children, their families and carers and other adults
Team work -Ability to work effectively with a range of adults
Information - Know when, how and with whom to share information

Ability to follow instructions accurately

Good organisational skills

Ability to remain calm under pressure
Line Management -Ability to support the work of volunteers and other teaching assistants in the classroom
Time Management -Ability to manage own time effectively
Creativity -Demonstrate creativity and an ability to resolve routine problems independently

Equalities -Awareness of and commitment to equality
Health & Safety -Basic understanding of Health & Safety
Child Protection -Understand and implement child protection procedures
Confidentiality/Data Protection -Understand procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality
CPD -Be prepared to develop and learn in the role

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Richard McIntosh
New Road
Great Baddow, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 7QZ
Telephone: 01245 472391
Email: admin@baddowhall-jun.essex.sch.uk