1:1 Learning Support Assistant (12 months Maternity Cover) Role to commence January 2019 for 12 months.
Longdon Hall School is an independent, therapeutic, SEN school providing day education for boys and girls aged from 7 up to 18. Based Near Lichfield, Staffordshire, Longdon Hall is currently judged as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted and won the TES Special Needs School of the Year Award in June 2014. At Longdon Hall School we pride ourselves on helping the most vulnerable and hard to place children maximise their potential.
Longdon Hall School is part of the Acorn Care and Education Group, the second largest private sector provider of special needs education in the country operating 19 schools for children and young people who have a range of social, emotional and mental health needs and also pupils who have been diagnosed with autism or demonstrate behaviours associated with autism
We are looking for a Learning Support Asisstant to join the school on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract.
The Learning Support Assistant will work specifically with an individual Key Stage 2 pupil who has been placed at the school, requiring 1:1 staff support. Our pupil experiences multiple social, emotional and learning disadvantages and has a dyslexia diagnosis and low phonics ability. The variety of issues covered and related behaviours ranges from disordered expressive language skills, concentration and attention difficulties. This role is predominantly education based but will also have a wider remit including supporting families, carers and the wider community.
This role will also involve close working partnerships with all relevant agencies that support the young person including Social Workers, Speech and Language Therapy Service, Social Communication Disorder Assessment Service, Early Intervention Team and an Educational Psychologist. Work may sometimes be undertaken outside the main teaching area. To share the school’s responsibility to support and promote the learning, personal development and well-being of all students.
Acorn Care and Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
If you would like to discuss the role further please contact the Headteacher, Nick Simpson, on 01543 491051.