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Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant - London E2

Term Time Only, £ Point 12 - 16


We are seeking a Learning Support Assistants for an academy that is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

They expect all staff and to share this commitment, therefore all positions will involve a degree of responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of children.

Job Purpose:

? Provide support for students with special educational needs.

This may be students with autism, learning difficulties, speech, language and communication needs, physical impairments or students with social, emotional and mental health needs.

The role may involve working 1:1 with one specific student, supporting a range of students within one particular class or supporting different students in different lessons across the day.
? Work within a team of Learning Support Assistants and the Deputy SENDCo to share best practice.
? Provide support and guidance to young people and those engaged with them, by removing barriers to learning to promote effective participation, enhance individual learning, raise aspirations and achieve full potential.
? Support students with difficulties accessing learning due to learning or behaviour difficulties.

Key Responsibilities:

The Learning Support Assistant will:

? Develop an understanding of the special educational needs of the student/s he or she is working with.
? Ensure students gain tailored support within lessons through appropriate clarification, explanations, equipment and materials.
? Build and maintain successful relationships with students, treating them with respect and consideration.
? Promote independent learning and reinforce learning.
? Keep students on task and build motivation.
? Support students in building their confidence and enhancing self-esteem.
? Participate in formal and informal meetings with teachers to contribute to planning lessons and activities.
? Operate within agreed legal, ethica