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Learning Support Assistant

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We are seeking two full time engaging and motivating Learning Support Assistants to work two-to-one with a young person to maximise their potential and to enable them to enjoy and access their learning. You will encourage self-help and independence, provide support within formal and informal learning settings and contribute to assessments and reviews. You will need patience, understanding and commitment, but above all, you will be sincere with a genuine desire to help young people.

You will have a sense of seeing yourself as an important part of supporting pupils and colleagues in being the best that they can be. You should have a good standard of education and be IT literate with excellent literacy and numeracy skills, as well as a real empathy for and understanding of pupils with high anxiety and special educational needs. A sense of humour is essential, as is the ability to be flexible and responsive to the varying demands of the job. You will be supporting a student two-to-one, delivering individual and small group interventions, as well as supporting in-class.

A clean driving license is essential, and you must be prepared to drive pupils in your own vehicle. Ideally, you should have some experience of working with young people on the autistic spectrum or with social and communication difficulties or be able to demonstrate a commitment to working in this field.

The LSAs will work under the direction of the SENCo. We will provide excellent induction and training in post. This may be the first step in your path to becoming a qualified teacher and as an employer, we recognise talent and we will help you in developing towards this career path.

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All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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