KS3 or KS4 Learning Support Assistant who is a team player, with the ability to use initiative and be adaptable and flexible in their approach to work, is required to join our team at Swalcliffe Park School.
SALARY: £18,933 - £19,698 per annum (NJC Points 4-6)
BENEFITS: Generous Holiday (13 weeks paid holiday to be taken in school holidays), NEST Pension Scheme, Sickness entitlement 2 weeks full pay 2 weeks half pay
LOCATION: Swalcliffe, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire
JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Term-Time, Permanent
WORKING HOURS: 37.5 Hours per Week – 39 Weeks Term Time,
** 2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE **
We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Learning Support Assistant who is a team player, with the ability to use initiative and be adaptable and flexible in their approach to work.
Would you like a job where your life skills help develop the lives of our amazing young people?
Being a Learning Support Assistant at Swalcliffe Park School is much more than the job title suggests. It’s about sharing your passion for life to mentor young people and have a profoundly positive impact on their progression in all aspects of their lives.
Awarded “Outstanding Education & Care” OFSTED
Our school provides specialist day and residential education and care for secondary aged autistic boys (10-19 years). We offer excellent working conditions in a beautiful environment, including paid school holidays, opportunities for career development and staff training.
Due to a growth in numbers of students for the forthcoming academic year and internal staff promotions, we 2 permanent staff positions available supporting Key Stage 3 and 4 students in a range of learning situations both in school and within the community. For one of the posts, we are ideally looking for someone with a background/interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.
Working as a Learning Support Assistant you will uphold the vision, holistic ethos and policies of the school and work in compliance with the school’s Quality of Life Framework. You will work collaboratively with teachers, therapists, the management teams and residential care colleagues to help ensure that the school maintains an “Outstanding” Ofsted judgement for the quality of education and care provided for all students.
Some of your duties as a Learning Support Assistant will include:
- Work effectively with groups and individual students within the classroom
- Support students with homework and assignments outside the classroom
- Support students with revision and access arrangements for exams
- Observe behaviour and learning styles of individual students to inform target setting
- Support them in a variety of learning activities to enhance their opportunities for independence and social inclusion, either onsite or in the community
- Support the implementation of specific student interventions and data collection:
- Support interventions devised by teachers, therapists or the literacy coordinator
- Collect observational data on progress against individual targets
- Record information in the school’s provision map and management information system (School Pod)
- Support the smooth and efficient running of the school:
- Fulfil the role of key worker for nominated student(s)
- Supervise students at break and lunchtime
- Contribute to whole school events
- Provide cover for absent colleagues
- Ensure compliance with Health and Safety requirements of the Education Team ensuring risk assessments and safe methods of working are appropriately utilised
- Apply the policies, procedures and practice for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children are implemented effectively within SPS’ Education Team, along with relevant Local Safeguarding Children Board policies and procedures
- Work in partnership with children and their families in partnership with other professionals to enable change to build resilience in families
As a Learning Support Assistant you will have the following skills, experience and attributes:
- Minimum of GCSE Level education, including Mathematics and English at Grade C (now Grade 4) or above or equivalent (essential)
- For LSA STEM specialism - Minimum of GCSE Level education, including Mathematics and English at Grade C (now Grade 4) or above or equivalent in Science and Technology or relevant vocational qualifications (desirable)
- Evidence of recent and continuing professional development in your professional field and its relevance to the post’s requirements (essential)
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer.
NO AGENCIES PLEASE
HOW TO APPLY
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JOB REF: AWDO-P7388
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