Learning Support Assistant (Autism Provision)

The Bromfords School, Wickford

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Job Ref No. ECC5407-745 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 2,3, £23,114 - £23,893 + Fringe
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 31/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 20/05/24  

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Learning Support Assistant - Autism Provision

Salary: Scale 2&3 - £23,114 - £23,893 + Fringe

Actual Salary £9,413 - £9,772

Hours - 17 hours 30 mins per week

Date Required: 1st September 2024

Closing Date: 31st July 2024 @ Midday

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced LSA to join our Autism Provision. You will be part of a team of professionals who will be working to develop a Centre of Excellence for Autism provision.

You will be working with students who have a diagnosis of Autism and your role will include small group teaching, particularly with a focus on Maths and Science, whilst also helping students to access the mainstream curriculum where appropriate.

Qualifications and/or experience of autism approaches and working with children with ASC is desirable. You should also be willing to undertake additional training and qualifications in the field of Autism.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

Patient

Calm

Confident in working with children who may be highly anxious

Imaginative

Hardworking

Flexible

Happy working as part of a dedicated team

Job Purpose

To assist in the support and inclusion of students with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) within the hub and in mainstream classroom.

Principal Responsibilities

• To develop an understanding of the specific needs of students with ASC

• To support students with SEN who have a primary diagnosis of Autism to access the school curriculum and the wider opportunities it provides

• To build excellent relationships with students and work with teachers and all staff to meet thei4r individual needs

• To promote inclusion within the autism provision and wider school

• To contribute to ongoing student assessment and maintain relevant data so it is kept up to date

• To develop and maintain excellent relationships with parents and carers to ensure that students are fully supported and able to enjoy and chieve outstanding outcomes

• To support teaching staff in planning strategies to support students and complete programmes

• To help children learn as effectively as possible in class, small groups and individually using some of the following methods:

Ø Questioning students to check understanding of the teacher's instruction

Ø Checking that the students are able to use the equipment and materials provided

Ø Assisting in areas where the students' needs the greatest support e.g., language, reading, writing, behaviour and social skills

Ø Helping to keep the students on task

Ø Encouraging the students to attain independence in their work

Ø Liaising with subject teachers about the best way to achieve the learning intentions

Ø To express concerns to the subject teacher where the work may prevent inclusion

• To assist the delivery of suitable programmes of support with Autism Provision

• To keep daily records of students and feedback to the ASC Provision Manager/Asst.SENCO

• To work as a member of the team

• To assist in the planning and implementation of individual programmes

• To help maintain an atmosphere in which vulnerable students cane develop self-confidence and are able to maximise their potential

• To attend relevant in-service training

• To be aware of school procedures regarding policies and practice

• To be aware of the need for confidentiality, whilst complying with the School's Safeguarding policy to ensure the welfare of the children and young persons

• To cover break / lunch time duties as agreed within the contract

About the Trust

We are a small Multi Academy Trust based in the South-East of Essex and currently manage four local secondary schools. Each school within our Trust is a place where we believe in the power of education to transform lives.

Our philosophy is centred around the belief that schools can achieve better educational outcomes for students by working together as a collective entity. The Compass Trust is founded on the principles of collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity, with the aim of providing a supportive and nurturing environment that enables schools to flourish and students to succeed.

Additional Benefits

As a valued member of our team, you will be entitled to the following benefits (*Subject to eligibility criteria)

· Employer Pension Contribution· Access to the "Cycle to Work" scheme· Eye test vouchers in partnership with Specsavers

· Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (includes confidential counselling and online discounts)· Virtual GP Access - including minors 16 and under

· Annual onsite flu vaccination programme· Free tea and coffee provided daily and cake on Fridays· Discounted Tastecard subscription

· A Wellbeing week every half term (this includes no afterschool meetings)

Information About the School

Our school is making rapid progress since its inspection in November 2022. A recent review by the Local Authority commented on the 'sea change' noted in students' behaviour and the culture and ethos of the school. Our 2023 outcomes were the best set of Key Stage 4 results achieved by Year 11 students since 2016. Our Year 7 intake continues to be oversubscribed.

Our school is a strong, caring community underpinned by our three core values of achieve, enrich and prepare. Our school's culture is focused on the principles of high expectations and aspirations for all members of our community; actions and conversations, however difficult, are always underpinned by kindness; that we communicate and share success; that we value each other's views and opinions; decisions are evidence based and student centred.

This is a new role aimed around identifying and removing barriers to students' education and progress at the earliest opportunity, and putting in place timely intervention to avoid escalation of need.

Our Governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicant will be offered a position subject to full pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory medical checks and 2 satisfactory references.

About the Trust

We are a small Multi Academy Trust based in the South-East of Essex and currently manage four local secondary schools. Each school within our Trust is a place where we believe in the power of education to transform lives.

Our philosophy is centred around the belief that schools can achieve better educational outcomes for students by working together as a collective entity. The Compass Trust is founded on the principles of collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity, with the aim of providing a supportive and nurturing environment that enables schools to flourish and students to succeed.


We encourage visits from prospective candidates to meet members of our school community and to experience our school at first hand. If you would like to do this, please contact Ann Pullin, PA to the Headteacher on 01268 627848 or via email to recruitment@bromfords.essex.sch.uk

We may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Information about the School

Our school is making rapid progress since its inspection in November 2022. A recent review by the Local Authority commented on the ‘sea change’ noted in students’ behaviour and the culture and ethos of the school. Our 2023 outcomes were the best set of Key Stage 4 results achieved by Year 11 students since 2016. Our Year 7 intake continues to be oversubscribed, with a waiting list.

Our school is a strong, caring community underpinned by our three core values of achieve, enrich and prepare. Our school’s culture is focused on the principles of high expectations and aspirations for all members of our community; actions and conversations, however difficult, are always underpinned by kindness; that we communicate and share success; that we value each other’s views and opinions; decisions are evidence based and student centred.

Our Governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicant will be offered a position subject to full pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory medical checks and 2 satisfactory references.

About the Trust

We are a small Multi Academy Trust based in the South-East of Essex and currently manage four local secondary schools. Each school within our Trust is a place where we believe in the power of education to transform lives.

Our philosophy is centred around the belief that schools can achieve better educational outcomes for students by working together as a collective entity. The Compass Trust is founded on the principles of collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity, with the aim of providing a supportive and nurturing environment that enables schools to flourish and students to succeed.

Additional Benefits

As a valued member of our team, you will be entitled to the following benefits (*Subject to eligibility criteria)

• Employer Pension Contribution • Access to the “Cycle to Work” scheme • Eye test vouchers in partnership with Specsavers • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (includes confidential counselling and online discounts) • Virtual GP Access - including minors 16 and under • Annual onsite flu vaccination programme • Free tea and coffee provided daily and cake on Fridays • Discounted Tastecard subscription • A Wellbeing week every half term (this includes no afterschool meetings)

We encourage visits from prospective candidates to meet members of our school community and to experience our school at first hand. If you would like to do this, please contact Ann Pullin, PA to the Headteacher on 01268 627848 or via email to recruitment@bromfords.essex.sch.uk

We may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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.

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Contact Information

Naz Choudhury
The Bromfords School
Grange Avenue, Wickford
Essex, SS12 0LZ
Telephone: 01268 474201
Email: recruitment@bromfords.essex.sch.uk

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