Learning Support Assistant

Newhall Primary Academy, Harlow

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Job Ref No. ECC0-95 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Essex Pay Scale Point 3 to 4
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 27/11/2023 4pm Date of Interviews: From 29th November 2023 Shortlisting Starts:  28/11/2023

Job Description

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Job Description

Post: EYFS / KS1 /KS2 Classroom LSA with MDA responsibility

Responsible to: Headteacher and SENCo

School / Location: Newhall Primary Academy, Roundhouse Way, Newhall, Harlow, CM179SF

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: Essex Pay Scale Point 3 to 4 plus Outer Fringe Allowance (pro rata)

Working hours: 30 hours per week, term time only (LSA) 2.5 hours per week, term time only (MDA)

Closing Date: 4pm, Monday 27th November 2023

Shortlisting : Tuesday 28th November 2023 - successful candidates will be contacted by 4.30pm

Interviews: From 29th November 2023

To apply for this vacancy please complete the attached application form.


REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested.


Scope:
The learning support assistant, under the leadership and supervision of the SENCo and class teacher, will provide one-to-one or small group support for pupil(s) to enable access to learning and to enhance the progress and well-being of the pupil(s). They will be involved in the life of the classroom and be expected to contribute to it.


Responsible for:


SUPPORT FOR PUPILS
• Supervise and provide specific support for pupil(s), ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
• Establish constructive relationships with pupil(s) and interact with them according to individual needs
• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
• Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
• Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher
• Use targeted strategies to support the pupil(s) to make excellent progress
• Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress, as directed, with particular regard to set targets
• Provide feedback to teachers on the achievement, progress and challenges of the pupil(s)
• Contribute to termly and annual reviews regarding the progress of the pupil(s), including attending meetings with parents, where appropriate
• Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
• Establish constructive and supportive relationships with parents/carers and pupil(s)
• To supervise pupils on the school site, overseeing their care and welfare during the breaks, in the playground and dining areas


SUPPORT FOR THE CURRICULUM
• Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes for groups of children, adjusting activities and plans according to pupil responses
• Undertake intervention programmes, recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher
• Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources, including ICT to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity or intervention and assist pupils to become competent and independent in their use


SUPPORT FOR THE SCHOOL
• Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures of the school including safeguarding, behaviour, health & safety and security and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
• Be aware of and support diversity and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
• Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
• Appreciate and support the role of colleagues and other professionals
• Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development, as required
• Accompany teaching staff and the pupil(s) on visits, trips and out of school activities and take responsibility for a small group under the supervision of the teacher
• Any other duties as directed by the line manager, in keeping with the nature and grade of the post.


MIDDAY DUTIES


At mealtime:
▪ Ensure that the meal arrangements comply with all school policies and provide a safe environment for pupils, including those with special needs
▪ Support pupils in meal arrangements
▪ Ensure that the pupils move through school quietly and behave in an orderly way in the dining hall
▪ Ensure that pupils who have special dietary needs or whose parents have requested a packed lunch, receive the correct meal
▪ Ensure that pupils eat their meal in a socially acceptable way - talking quietly to pupils either side of them
▪ Encourage pupils to be independent in clearing away after a meal
▪ Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
▪ Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils


In Playtime:
▪ Ensure pupils are dressed appropriately for the weather (checking coats are fastened)
▪ Make sure that toilets are used sensibly and ensure any hygiene measures put in place are adhered to
▪ Ensure that pupils are not in the building when they should be outside
▪ Teach games and implement good behaviour in the playground (following the appropriate policy)
▪ Be aware of any pupils with special needs who may need extra awareness in the playground or at lunch
▪ Ensure that everyone (adults and pupils) is treated with respect and that equality of opportunity is given to all


Wet Playtimes:
(As well as above)
▪ Supervise a class while they play classroom games
▪ Read a story or play games
▪ Ensure equipment is returned to its correct place in an orderly way and in good condition before the start of the afternoon teaching session


These duties may be varied to meet the changing demands of the school at the reasonable direction of the Headteacher. This job description does not form part of the contract of employment. It describes the way the post holder is expected to perform and complete the particular duties as set out above.

Information about the School

Newhall is a new, 2-form, state of the art academy and nursery on the Newhall development in Harlow. The school has been built to accommodate 420 primary children (Reception to Year 6) and 56 nursery children (6 months to 4 years).

Our school and nursery are situated on vast grounds, incorporating sports fields, games courts and play areas. The main building itself offers a fully equipped curriculum kitchen for pupil use, a beautiful library, outbreak areas for interventions, a music and drama room and very well-resourced nursery rooms and primary classrooms.

All our staff have an excellent work ethic and deliver high quality learning opportunities for our polite and eager-to-learn children. We have a caring, family ethos coupled with high expectations and along with the Reach2 Academy Trust, we are able to provide high quality CPD for all who work here.

We look forward to having you join our Newhall family!

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

Victoria Edwards
Reach2 Academy Trust
Newhall
Roundhouse Way, Harlow
Essex, CM17 9SF
Telephone: 01279215480
Email: sbm@newhallacademy.org

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