Exciting opportunity for an outstanding Classroom/Learning Support Assistant to play a pivotal role in helping a child with Special Educational Needs access learning at one of the leading schools in the UK.
Heathside Preparatory School is an independent, happy, friendly and academic school, set in historic buildings in Hampstead, a few minutes' walk from Hampstead Heath, where the children play at lunchtimes and in the afternoons. The school maintains an informal atmosphere while fostering a high level of individual responsibility and self-motivation. The development of the whole person is encouraged and as a result, Heathside is a relaxed and happy place and academic standards are high. There is also a thriving sports, musical, dramatic and extra-curricular club program and pupils are well catered for in every interest they have.
This is a full time role supporting a 7 year old boy with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder access learning in a mainstream independent school, starting in Year 3 in September 2019. The pupil is intelligent and very personable, but has mild to moderate fine motor skill delays, some sensory processing disorders (audio and tactile) and can occasionally become overwhelmed or unregulated in the school environment. The child has had an EHCP for over a year. He is supported with weekly Speech and Language Therapy (aimed at social interaction) and weekly Occupational Therapy, both on-site. He has been making very good progress since ASD was identified at age 4 and diagnosed at age 5 and has had a 1-1 LSA for the past 2.5 years.
The school and parents are extremely supportive and in addition to the class teacher and class teaching assistant, there is a SENCO permanently on-site at the lower school.
It is important to note that you will be employed directly by the parents, but to all other intents you will be a fully integrated member of the teaching staff of the school.
Heathside School has the highest ambitions for its pupils’ intellectual and academic experience at all age levels and abilities. We are not just looking for an outstanding 1-1 Classroom/Learning Support Assistant to be a part of the team, but also someone who has the vision and energy to help the School in achieving its vision.
If you are an outstanding and experienced professional who will not settle for less than excellence, we would be delighted to hear from you.
For further details and to apply please download the Application Pack.