Learning Support Assistant (Academic) - (3 Days Mon, Tue, Wed)

Sylvia Young Theatre SchoolWestminster

This is a new position created in response to the increasing number of students at the school who require support with their learning.

Students are on our Additional Educational Needs for a variety of reasons, but the predominant need is for support with varying degrees of mild to moderate dyslexia and for some support with dyscalculia and dyspraxia. Very few students are on our AEN register for any behavioural needs.

The school has one qualified teacher who oversees all aspects of support for students with Additional Educational Needs, including the responsibilities that would be undertaken by a SENCO in a maintained school. This is in keeping with the general staffing structure within the school which is that there is no middle management structure / no heads of departments. All academic teachers work collaboratively and take full responsibility for the teaching and learning in their subject area.

The Learning Support Assistant will work with students across Years 7 to 11, predominantly offering literacy support, either on a 1-1 basis or in small groups and occasionally in class to support their learning. Some students may have Special Educational Needs that you can support them with, such as Dyslexia, whilst others may need extra assistance from someone with a passion for the subject to push them even further. The students you will be working with are by no means behind in the subject, but need extra encouragement and support to ensure they understand each topic and to enhance their confidence within the subject.

Closing date:  Monday 7th December 2020

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