Higher Level Learning Support Assistant, Kent

Closing date:

OneSchool Global UK Maidstone CampusKent

Date posted:
Start date: Required April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £23,000 depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent

OneSchool Global UK is part of the OneSchool Global network, one of the most extensive and progressive networks of schools and educational support services in the world. With schools in 20 countries worldwide, our 9,000 students are benefitting from the amazing results of global collaboration and cutting-edge educational methods such as Self-Directed Learning and extensive use of learning technologies. 

Our small and friendly team at our Maidstone Campus are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Higher Level Learning Support Assistant to support SEND students across KS2-KS5. You will support the learning in class and in small group settings within a Self-Directed Learning philosophy. You will complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. 

The post would suit a qualified Higher Level LSA experienced in supporting children with Downs Syndrome. It is also essential that the successful candidate be fluent in Makaton or sign-a-long. 

Our schools offer achievement, opportunity and professional challenge to our students within a supportive environment. The students have a passion and desire to excel in learning. We are looking for conscientious and hard-working individuals who are passionate about education and pay meticulous attention to detail. 

You will:

  • Ideally be qualified (NVQ Level 4/5 or equivalent) or have a good working knowledge in meeting Teaching Assistant standards 
  • Have experience and be confident with the preparation and delivery of teaching 
  • Be experienced in the use of Makaton or sign-a-long
  • Be able to adapt to each child and their specific needs either on a 1:1 or small group basis 
  • Have a calm, soft and considerate approach when building rapport with each child 
  • Be able to use ICT effectively to support learning 
  • Have a full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice / legislation
  • Have an understanding of special education needs as defined in the SEN Code of Practice
  • Be adaptable, resilient and have a desire to make a lasting difference to the lives of our students 
  • Have relevant qualifications or experience working in a school with pupils requiring additional support 
  • Be trustworthy and discreet maintaining confidentiality 
  • Be a positive role model of professional practice and conduct of others 
  • Respect and promote the schools Ethos and Values 
  • To promote equality, diversity and inclusion and demonstrate this within the role, adhering to the OSG UK Equal Opportunity Policy 

We offer:

  • Students who are enthusiastic and highly motivated with a love of learning 
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of our students 
  • Excellent premises and well-equipped classrooms providing a modern and technologically advanced learning environment for students 
  • Supportive staff and an involved community who are committed to school improvement, who will work with you to achieve your goals 
  • Dedicated and talented specialist employees who work together to continually build upon our high standards
  • On-going CPD with support from our Teaching Training Academy- our innovative skills centre which is driving progress in learning and teaching throughout OneSchool Global UK

Key Responsibilities:

  • To us specialist teaching skills to work with a child who has Downs Syndrome on a 1:1 and peer group basis to develop language, learning and social skills 
  • To provide in class support to SEND students under the direction of the Learning Support Coordinator
  • To work with teachers to support the learning, educational progress and inclusion of pupil(s) with an EHCP
  • Organise and manage all necessary resources and an appropriate learning environment
  • Assess, manage and deliver learning support to SEND students using knowledge and specialist skills
  • To act as a Key Worker for identified pupils, regularly liaising with parents and staff to ensure progress against Learning Plan targets
  • To work closely with allocated pupils, understanding how to motivate and encourage them to achieve and progress through the development of their Attributes, Skills and Knowledge (ASK)
  • Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage in all activities through support of their Attributes, Skills and Knowledge
  • To build and maintain successful relationships with pupils, treat them consistently and be concerned for their development as learners, supporting them and responding to their individual needs
  • Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies
  • Work within an established discipline policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence
  • To be familiar with the school curriculum, the age-related expectations of pupils and main teaching methods for age ranges in which you are involved

For more information about OneSchool Global UK or specific information relating to our Campus please visit http://www.oneschoolglobal.com or follow us on LinkedIn at OneSchool Global UK

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact the campus directly on 01622 740820 or email recruitment@uk.oneschoolglobal.com for an application pack.

Closing Date for application forms: Midday on Tuesday 14th April 2020 

Interviews will be held week commencing: WC Monday 20th April 2020 


OneSchool Global UK Maidstone Campus is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. This is in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 and The Education Act 2002, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

More about OneSchool Global UK Maidstone Campus
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Address: Heath Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4HT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1622 740820
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