LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT (ADHD, Autism & Aspergers)
Our school is doubling in size next year and we want to ensure that our students receive the support they deserve in order for them to succeed. At the start of September 2017 we will have 300 students in Years 10 to 13. These students come to us because they have enthusiasm, aptitude and skills in our core specialist areas of engineering and the built environment. They study these subjects at KS4 and KS5 along with GCSEs and A-levels.
Some of our students have additional learning needs that require particular support. Most of these focus around Dyslexia but there are several students with ADHD, Autism or Aspergers. We believe there is no substitute for expertise and want to support these students in all areas across our curriculum and experience so that they can achieve their potential. Very often these students will require one-to-one support to ensure that they can engage properly with group learning situations. Inevitably this will include supporting students to help them understand and make right choices in terms of the way they engage with learning and teachers as well as with their peers.
We also think it is important to support students in full group learning sessions, focused withdrawal and small-group sessions. You will be part of a small team of 7 professionals focused on providing the type of support which enables our students to be successful across the curriculum.