Learning Support Assistant for Pupil with Additional Needs
Temporary, dependent on pupil’s SLA.
10hours(term time only) Morning sessions Monday-Thursday
£17364 - £18426 (pro rata)
Start Date: as soon as possible subject to DBS checks etc.
Purpose of Job: To assist and support a pupil with additional learning needs
Liaison with: ALNCo, Head Teacher, Class teachers, Deputy Head and other support staff, which may include outside agencies, e.g. Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists on behalf of the ALNCo should the need arise.
Responsibilities of the post:
A learning Support Assistant for a child who has additional needs is an integrated member of the School Staff Team and is appointed to use their skills, under the direction of a Teacher to assist them to create an educational environment suitably adapted to the needs of the child. To ensure the child makes progress in accordance with their EHCP
Supporting the pupil
• To assist the Teacher in the delivery of the agreed educational plan.
• To provide learning support for the pupil in class or in 1:1 situations
• To develop knowledge of the particular needs of the child and to seek advice from the ALNCo, class teacher and outside agencies as required
• To be able to work with initiative and creativity whilst working under the direction of the teaching staff.
• To aid access to the full range of learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom and provide modified materials as required e.g. worksheets, games, visual prompt cards etc.
• To make or modify resources as suggested and advised by the ALNCo, Education Psychologist or other outside agencies
• To liase with the child’s parents to ensure a fluent home school relationship, whilst understanding and respecting confidentiality.
• To organise and maintain an inclusive learning environment across the whole school environment
• Provide positive reinforcements, praise and rewards to the pupil
• Facilitate inclusion in small group activities with peers and support interaction between them
• To attend in service training and relevant meetings in order to keep up to date with developments in working with children with special educational needs
Supporting the ALNCo
• To work as part of a team to ensure that the well being and personal development of the pupil enhances their learning opportunities and life skills
• To attend planning meetings with the ALNco to develop learning programmes and to assist in the delivery of the individual learning programmes on a daily basis to promote learning, behaviour and communication skills
• To provide regular feedback to the ALNCo and, where necessary, relevant outside agencies about the pupil’s difficulties and progress
• To contribute to the pupils’ annual review by writing a brief report and attending the meeting
Supporting the School
• To foster links between home and school.
• To participate in relevant professional development as deemed appropriate.
• To understand and apply the school policies on learning and behaviour, and the statutory guidelines relating to disability discrimination and special educational needs.
• To maintain confidentiality and sensitivity to the pupils’ needs but have regard to the safeguarding procedures of the school.
• To carry out duties as directed by the ALNCo or Head Teacher,
The school is committed to safeguarding children and young people and all post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and barring Service (DBS) disclosure (with a Barred List check).
Closing date - 24th May 2021
Interview date - 27th May 2021
St Ethelwold's Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.