JOB DESCRIPTION – Learning Support Assistant (Grade 2)
Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Reporting to: Head of Learning Support
Hours: 32 hours per week – Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 3.20p.m
(plus an extra 20 minutes worked every week)
Term time only plus 5 days
Job Purpose: Under the instruction/guidance of teacher or Head of Learning Support and within the overall ethos of the Academy, undertake care and learning programmes and activities to support individuals or groups of pupils, including more specific support for those with special education needs, enable access to learning for students and assist the teacher in the management of students and the classroom. Work may carried out in the classroom or in other teaching areas.
In relation to the individual student
• To develop an understanding of the special educational needs of the student/s concerned
• To take into account the student/s’ special needs and ensure their access to the lesson and its content through appropriate clarification, explanations, equipment and materials
• To build and maintain successful relationships with students, treat them consistently, with respect and consideration.
• To help promote independent learning
• To help reinforce learning
• To assist students with physical needs
• To help students record work in an appropriate way
• To develop study and organisational skills
• To help keep the students on task and to build motivation
• To model good practice
• To help build the student/s’ confidence and enhance self esteem
• To have formal and informal meetings with teachers to contribute to planning lessons/activities
• To prepare materials and resources
• To prepare students beforehand for a task
• Use strategies, liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.
• To work on differentiated activities with identified groups
• To support the teacher in implementing specific teaching programmes
• To supervise practical tasks
• To carry out structured classroom assessment/ observation and feedback outcomes
• To be involved in keeping records and evaluating identified students’ progress
• To work as part of the team in relation to individual students, liaising, advising and consulting where appropriate
• To support implementation of school policies and procedures, including those relating to confidentiality and behaviour
• To identify personal training needs and to attend appropriate internal and external in-service training
• Provide support to a form tutor as a co-tutor