Learning Support Assistant

Great Leighs Primary School, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC2450-109S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 Points 5-6
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 19/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Tuesday 25th June 2024  

Job Description

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We are seeking a skilled Learning Support Assistant to support pupils who have a range of SEN needs for 15 hours per week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The hours or work are 08:40 - 15:15 including a 20 minute unpaid break and 1 hour 10 minutes unpaid lunch. The successful candidates role may include working on a 1 to 1 basis with SEN children as well as working with small groups of pupils within the classroom setting. You will need to have an ability to work flexibly and with enthusiasm. You will work in partnership with class teachers and the SENCO, to support learning in line with the National Curriculum, codes of practice, school policies and procedures.

The successful candidate should have the following:

· Experience of supporting children in a school setting

· Committed to a therapeutic, relational approach and experience of de-escalation strategies.

· Experience of supporting pupils with a range of needs e.g. Autism, ADHD, SEMH, Learning and speech and / or language difficulties

· Knowledge of successful strategies to engage pupils with specific and significant needs

· Is able to demonstrate patience, calmness and flexibility at all times

· A commitment to high achievement from pupils and themselves

· Excellent organisation and inter-personal skills

· Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils

· Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher

· Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers

· Good knowledge of ICT

· Flexibility and a good sense of humour

· The ability to use their own initiative

· Willing to undertake training and support individual needs

· Support the class teacher where necessary in planning differentiated work for the pupil

· Create simple resources to support the pupil's work, as appropriate

· Attend INSET days and training as identified by the Head teacher

Our friendly team will support you and training will be provided.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Information about the School

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Great Leighs Primary School is set in an idyllic location, has country side views and plenty of outdoor space. We will offer the successful candidate a warm, welcoming and friendly school, supportive colleagues and Governing Board, children who are securely developing a love of learning and the opportunity to continue your own professional development journey both within school and within the partnerships that Great Leighs Primary has with other schools and settings.

Great Leighs Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to successful DBS checks, medical clearance and reference

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

James Garlick
Aragon Road
Great Leighs, Chelmsford
Essex, CM3 1RP
Telephone: 01245 361254
Email: admin@greatleighs.essex.sch.uk

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