Learning Support Assistant (LSA)
LSA working 1:1 with a Year 3 child with social, emotional and academic needs (5 mornings and 2 afternoons) plus one afternoon supporting a Year 1 boy with social, emotional and academic needs.
Hours: Monday to Friday 8.45 – 11.45pm (temporary contract to July 2023*).
Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 1.45 – 3.20pm (temporary contract to July 2020).
Summary of the Year 3 child’s needs: He is an engaging little boy who enjoys school with a positive outlook. He has complex and significant difficulties associated with a diagnosis of Global Developmental Delay, learning difficulties, disordered language development including a moderate receptive language delay. He has social communication difficulties, sensory processing and modulation difficulties, and dyspraxia. Overall these difficulties impact upon the boy’s attention and concentration, communication and interaction skills, literacy and numeracy acquisition, motor skills, social skills and emotional wellbeing. He has the potential to make small steps of progress culminating in a child moving forward in his development. In class the LSA will support the boy with precision teaching, Occupational Therapy/sensory exercises, speech and language exercises, daily reading, brain breaks/ sensory breaks, Fine Motor Skills (FMS) sessions and general support to help him learn.
Hours: Tuesday afternoon, to work with a year 1 boy from 1.00 – 3.15pm*
Summary of the Year 1 child’s needs: He is a friendly, happy boy with an inquisitive mind. He is has a diagnosis for trisomy 21 Downs Syndrome. His needs include significantly delayed speech and language skills which include very limited expressive language skills although he has generally good understanding. He is largely non-verbal with some small word phrases and he relies on adults using gestures or visual cues. He is below age related expectations generally except that he has a good grasp of initial sounds, numbers and colours. He requires support at lunchtimes as physically he is somewhat delayed from low muscle tone. A delightful boy who need a patient and caring support network.
The LSA position is ideal for
- A person who wants to work part time.
- Someone who wants to experience being an LSA in a different school.
- Graduates looking to train to become a teacher. Spending a year as an LSA will get you fully immersed into how children learn and the adult’s role in this process.
- People considering starting their degree/currently studying to become a teacher. This gives you lots of practical experience of the adult’s role in enabling children to learn.
We can offer:
- lovely children who are motivated to learn, enjoy being creative, like playing and eager in learning
- work with experienced teachers who will support and guide you in how you can help the children. Our SENDCo will work closely with you, to help and guide.
- an honest commitment to your continuous professional development. Very supportive school leadership and governing body.
- a caring staff team all thoroughly committed to excellence. A successful partnership with parents.
- an outstanding learning environment (judged again “outstanding” by Ofsted in June 2019). We are immensely proud of this but our core focus and reason for coming to work is that all our children reach their potential.
Pay and training
- Surrey PS3 £17,316 FTE, Actual £8,154pa, 20.41 hrs a week
- All support staff come to 3 INSET mornings, dates given in advance
- Other training opportunities will be provided during working hours
- The deadline is 9am Mon 16th Dec 2019 with interviews later on that week
- Start date Mon 6th January 2020
Please email your application.
We want to hear from you, if you have:
- put children first. The ability to work 1:1 with a child
- enjoy working with children and delight in their achievements
- have very high expectations of children’s all-round achievement and behaviour
- a forward thinking innovative attitude and a good sense of humour
- like to work as part of a team and want to work in a Christian school
Reigate Parish Church Primary School is a popular two form entry Church of England school that offers a nurturing and caring ethos, happy, well-motivated children who are excited about their learning. We are looking for an individual who can fully support the Christian ethos of the school.
Reigate Parish Church Primary School: A trusting, respectful and caring place for children to reach their full potential, with the Christian faith and Christian values at our heart.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure check by the Criminal Records Bureau at an appropriate level for this post.
*these jobs are linked to the children being on roll at Reigate Parish. If any child leaves before July 2023 then that part of the roll ceases.
Reigate Parish Church 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.