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1:1 Learning Support Assistant

Closing Date: June 22, 2018 12:00

Location: Ayrton Primary Academy - (Portsmouth)

Salary: Ark Support Scale Band 3 £15,185 - £16,725 pro rota; (Actual salary £12,041 - £13,252 term time only)

Hours: Term time only

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Learning Support Assistant

Closing Date: June 22, 2018 12:00

Location: Ayrton Primary Academy - (Portsmouth)

Salary: Ark Support Scale Band 3 £15,185 - £16,725 (actual salary £12,041 - £13,252)

Hours: Term time only

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1:1 Learning Support Assistant

1:1 LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT - INITIALLY 1 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT

Ark Ayrton Primary Academy

Do you have a passion for working with children in a school environment? Do you want to join a fast growing organisation with excellent opportunities for development and professional growth? Then we have a great opportunity for you to join a vibrant Ark academy in Portsmouth.

We are now looking for a dedicated One-to-One Learning Support Assistant, who will provide specific and direct one to one support to pupils, establishing a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which the pupil can make at least good academic progress. This role is a key part of our SEN initiative, and the successful candidate will be someone who can foster strong working relationships with staff across the academy.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of establishing successful learning relationships with a variety of pupils.
  • Have a helpful, positive calm and caring nature.
  • Have a genuine passion and belief in the potential of every pupil.
  • Be able to understand and implement particular strategies and methods to help pupils to improve their learning and enjoyment of learning.
  • Be able to help implement the necessary routines and patterns to establish good behaviour management within the school.
  • Be committed to Ark Ayrton’s ethos of high expectations.

If you share our commitment to providing an outstanding learning environment, then we look forward to hearing from you.

By joining the Ark schools network you will gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including comprehensive CPD, training and best-practice sharing opportunities, reduced gym membership, large retail discounts as well as the unique opportunity to apply for international exchanges and other scholarship prospects.

Please submit your application by noon Friday 22nd June ensuring you have provided clear contact details for referees, including full name, address, telephone number and email details. If you have any queries please contact Lynda Dunning on 02392 824828 or at l.dunning@arkayrtonprimary.org

Visits to the school are actively encouraged – if you would like an opportunity to view the school please contact Lynda Dunning on 023 9282 4828 to arrange a suitable time.

Deadline:     Noon, Friday 22nd June 2018

Please note Ark Schools communicate all correspondence to applicants through their website and emails, therefore please ensure you check your email accounts regularly for interview details and other information. Also note that when using a "free" email account such as hotmail or yahoo, please ensure you check your "junk mail" on a regular basis as well as your inbox.

For some posts, we are receiving large volumes of applications, on these occasions we may close the post early, therefore you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible

Location:      Ark Ayrton Primary Academy

Salary:           Ark Band 3 £15,185 - £16,725 pa pro rota;

                      Actual salary £12,041 - £13,252 term time only

Hours:           32.5 hours per week

Start date:   September 2018 - 1 year FTC

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Job description: 1:1 LSA

Reports to:             Deputy Headteacher and SENCo

Hours:                    32.5 hours per week

The Role

To support pupils, parents, teachers, and the school to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which children make good academic progress

Key responsibilities

  • To support individual pupils on a 1-1 basis and in small groups to help them learn and make good progress across the primary curriculum
  • To support teachers, parents and other colleagues to help create an effective and purposeful learning environment.

Outcomes and activities

Learning Support

  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils in the school, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities
  • Work with teachers to assess the needs of individual children
  • Work with the class teacher (s), Deputy Headteacher and SENCo to implement and review Individual Learning and Provision Plans and develop resources for pupils who have additional needs
  • Plan and facilitate small group teaching
  • Plan and undertake direction for one to one teaching and intervention
  • Observe, record and feedback information of pupil performance
  • Maintain record keeping for identified pupils/groups of pupils
  • Assist with the testing and assessing of pupils to determine their needs
  • Assist in creating materials for curriculum delivery and display boards
  • Assist with whole class teaching
  • Assist with behaviour management within and outside the classroom.
  • Assist with off -site activities and educational visits

Other support

 

  • Support the personal, emotional and social needs of the pupils by developing positive and caring relationships with them and recognising their personal achievements
  • Supervise pupils at playtime – engage in play and structured activities with them
  • Assist with follow-through for related services, e.g., speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy
  • Maintain pupil and family confidentiality
  • Attend regular meetings and training, as required

Other

  • Work as part of the team upholding the school’s vision and values at all times
  • Undertake other various responsibilities and tasks as directed by the Deputy Headteacher and SENCo

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Person Specification

One-to-One Learning Support Assistant

Qualification Criteria

  • English and Mathematics GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C or above
  • Degree level qualification (desirable)
  • First aid qualification (desirable)
  • Right to work in UK.

 Experience

  • Experience of establishing successful learning relationships with a variety of children at the relevant age
  • Experience of working with children with SEN or other additional needs, including individuals on the autism spectrum desirable, not essential
  • Experience and/or understanding of the role of a LSA and in particular classroom organisation and management.

 Personal Characteristics

  • Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil
  • To be a learner and continually seek professional development opportunities
  • Helpful, positive, calm and caring nature
  • Able to establish good working relationships with other LSAs and teachers
  • Able to follow instructions accurately but make good judgments and lead when required
  • Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence.

 Specific Skills

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Competent with computers and other technology
  • Good administrative and organisational skills
  • Able to understand and implement particular strategies and methods to help pupils to improve their learning and enjoyment of learning
  • Able to help implement the necessary routines and patterns to establish good behaviour management within the school
  • Able to deal with minor incidents, first aid, and the personal health and hygiene of the pupils
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality and discretion
  • The ability to speak another language, play a musical instrument or coach a sport desirable, not essential.

Other

  • Undertake the paperwork associated with their caseload
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
  • Willingness to undertake training

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS

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