WHO WE ARE
Pimlico Primary (an Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ school) is a state-funded primary school based in the heart of Westminster in central London. We are part of Future Academies, a Multi-Academy Trust which includes three primary schools and six secondary schools in and around London. We are motivated by a mission of social change and reducing educational inequality: our school and Trust are unique in our approach to a knowledge-rich curriculum, and in our strong emphasis on raising children’s aspirations and outcomes through the teaching of classical and traditional subjects. Our children study a bespoke curriculum developed by writers at our Curriculum Centre, which places a focus on developing their cultural literacy and their awareness of the forces, words and events that have shaped our society today. We subject-specialise at primary level, meaning that our primary children are taught by several different subject experts, as they would be in the private sector. Pimlico serves children from the most socially deprived communities: our teachers can therefore make a dramatic impact on the lives of these children.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are seeking a dedicated, bright and experienced LSA to join our team and support children with additional needs within KS2. This is an exciting role for an already experienced LSA to further their knowledge of working with children with additional needs as part of an exceptional Multi-Academy Trust working alongside like-minded members of staff and an experienced SEND team, at both Trust level and school level.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
- Provide 1:1 support for children with SEND, supporting curriculum access and academic progress
- Provide support for pupils, the teacher and the school in order to raise standards of achievement for all pupils (e.g. SEND, EAL and all underachieving groups)
- Promote and support the inclusion of all pupils, including those with specific needs, both in learning activities and within the classroom
- Use behaviour management strategies, in line with the school’s policy and procedures, to contribute to a purposeful learning environment and encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others
- With teachers, evaluate pupils’ progress through a range of assessment activities
- Work with external professional agencies such as social workers, health visitors, language support staff, speech therapists, educational and therapists where necessary in order to best support the teacher and pupils
- Understand and implement school child protection procedures and comply with legal responsibilities
Successful candidates will demonstrate:
- Experience working in a similar role within a school
- GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above
- Basic knowledge of first aid; e.g. emergency first aid course
- Good knowledge of a range of learning barriers including special needs
- Experience of contributing to, and assessing of, provision for children with a range of needs
- Knowledge of some of the social issues facing pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds
- Dedicated to making a difference to the lives of our pupils
- To be a positive, willing and adaptable member of the team at all times
- Committed to the wider life of the school
WHY CHOOSE US?
Access to our Outstanding Future Training SCITT programme. Future Training is one of the country’s top providers of Teacher training as per the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017 and is rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted.
- The chance to make a difference to children’s lives. Pimlico Primary serves children from the most socially deprived communities: our teachers can therefore make a dramatic impact on the lives of these children.
- Fast career progression. Because knowledge and intelligence, rather than length of service, are lauded and rewarded at Pimlico Primary, teachers and support staff can quickly take up great responsibility.
- Excellent CPD. The Trust is knowledge-centric and encourages CPD at all levels with excellent opportunities for swift career progression, within the Academy and Trust. This includes Leadership Development opportunities.
- Knowledge-rich staff team. You will be working with a supportive leadership team, cohesive staff body, and very purposeful environment with excellent resources. Being part of a Trust of schools enables you to share knowledge across a wider range of educational professionals.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in applying to the post of Learning Support Assistant at Pimlico Primary, please complete the attached application form no later than 9am on Wednesday 09th December 2020.
Alternatively, if this role is not quite what you are looking for, feel free to browse through our Trust wide vacancies and register your details to our Talent Pool which can both be found on our website under “Current Vacancies”.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Future Academies reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the advert closing date.
Pimlico Primary 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.