Learning Support Assistant
You're currently working in the classroom supporting young people with SEN and you pride yourself on the contribution you make to children's education. You're a valuable member of the support team and are committed to ensuring all children have equal access to education. Are you seeking a career in education?
If you are a dedicated or aspiring Learning Support Assistant, who can support children with SEN and overcome barriers to learning, this might be a great assignment for you. Are you passionate about all children have access to a high quality education?
A secondary school role may be daunting to some, but it's rewarding to watch children benefit and thrive from the support you provide - you will see the difference you're making to young people's learning every day.
This secondary school is at the heart of their local community, which allows you to get to know the school and the students in it. They are a large comprehensive school, with a thriving sixth form. In a secondary school, you will have exposure to all subject specialisms, allowing you to support students through a broad curriculum.
Their aim is to ensure that the students thrive during their time at this school - this ensures that students leave school prepared for their journey into adulthood; they leave school confident and articulate learners with a clear desire to make a positive contribution to society.
They have a centralised behaviour system allowing consistent classroom strategies with low impact processes. Our culture is friendly and supportive with a strong commitment to staff wellbeing and development. For the right candidate, School Centred Initial Teacher Training can be provided if you wish to pursue a career in teaching.
- Supporting children's behaviour for learning
- Assisting children with their understanding of activities and encourage active participation in class
- Assisting with note taking
- A secondary LSA will have exposure to all the curriculum subjects
- You may work with individual learners in the classroom 1:1 or you may work with individuals or small groups in the Learning Support department.
- Supporting the pupil's individual needs, according to their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
- Participating in team meetings and Continual Professional Development (CPD) training provided by the school as an active member of a team
- Maintaining pupil progress records
- Supporting regulations pertaining to safeguarding (Department for Education )
If you would like the opportunity to explore further and find out more, then I would love to talk to you if you've provided support to children in any capacity and would like to transfer these skills to a school-based setting.