Learning Support Assistant (Visual & Hearing Impairment)

The Bromfords School, Wickford

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Job Ref No. ECC5407-763 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: 05/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: ASAP  

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Learning Support Assistant - Visual & Hearing Impairment

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

Actual Salary £18,021 - £18,632

Hours - 34 hours 30 mins per week

Date Required: 1st September 2024

Closing Date: 5th July 2024 @ Midday

We are looking to recruit to our well-established SEND team and Learning Support Assistant. We are looking for candidates with enthusiasm and a calm, consistent and professional approach to provide support to those with Educational Needs, both in the classroom and in small groups. Experience of working with young people / adults with Visual and / or Hearing Impairments would be especially welcomed.

Whilst experience working in schools and TA/LSA qualifications are an advantage, this post will provide an ideal opportunity for you to gain experience working within a school and with a wide range of young people. The post is suited to people looking to move into Education, including those looking to develop skills and gaining experience in preparation for a career in teaching.

You must have a confident approach to working with young people, excellent communication skills and display a conscientious and flexible attitude to working as part of a team.

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

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 Naz Choudhury, HR Assistant on 01268 627844 or via email to recruitment@bromfords.essex.sch.uk

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. To provide support to students in a variety of curriculum area across the school. To support students primarily with visual and / or hearing impairments, and additionally students with severe learning, behavioural, communication, social, sensory or physical difficulties.

Principal Responsibilities

• Provide particular and skilled support to students with Visual and / or Hearing Impairments.

• Lead on the adaptation of resources for students with Visual and / or Hearing Impairments.

• Liaise with local authority specialists, in conjunction with SENCO regarding students with Visual and / or Hearing Impairments.

• Provide particular and skilled support to students with learning, behavioural, communication, social, sensory or physical difficulties

• Provide particular and skilled support to all students in a particular learning area (e.g. ICT, National Curriculum subject)

• Take an active role in the preparation, maintenance and control of stocks of material and resources

• Working with individuals or groups of children to contribute to their academic progress

• Understand the specific learning needs and styles and provide differentiated support to students individually and within a group

• Provide support and invigilation for students in examinations when required

• Support the implementation of planned learning activities/teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher, adjusting activities according to students' responses as appropriate

• Establish positive relationships with students supported

• Provide feedback to students in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher

• Support students with activities which support literacy and numeracy skills

• Support the use of ICT in the classroom and develop students' competence and independence in its use

• 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

• Promote positive student behaviour in line with school policies and help keep students on task

• Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, writing reports and records as required

• Monitor and record student responses and learning achievements, drawing any problems which cannot be resolved easily to the attention of the teacher

• To support learning by selecting appropriate resources/method to facilitate agreed learning activities

• To attend to students' personal needs including help with social, welfare, physical and health matters, including minor first aid

• Liaise with staff and other relevant professionals and provide information about students as appropriate

• To supervise students for limited and specified periods including break-times when the postholder should facilitate games and activities

• To assist with escorting students 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

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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