Learning Support Assistant, Barnet

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King Alfred SchoolBarnet

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable
Contract term: Fixed Term

The King Alfred School is looking for a talented and compassionate Learning Support Assistant to provide academic and pastoral support to a 4-year-old child. 

The ideal candidate will be sensitive, empathetic, and have experience working with children.

Working with Lower School Teachers and the Lower School SENCO, the key duties of this role will include:

• Attending classes with the student and support him by encouraging focus

• Doing catch up work with the student to ensure that they are up to speed with his work in all subjects

• Communicating promptly and sensitively with parents, both formally and informally

• Pro-actively helping to build and then monitor the student’s emotional security and liaise with school pastoral staff and parents when necessary

Applicants should have the following:

Qualifications / training :

• Good standard of written and spoken English

• Degree (desirable)

Experience:

• Evidence of working with SEND children

• Evidence of working well in a team

Skills and abilities:

• Interpersonal :  Ability to establish successful relationships with assigned children,  other children more broadly, the parents and colleagues

• Emotional Intelligence :  Ability to work sensitively with the assigned children on a 1-2-1 basis and in larger groups

• Advocacy :  Ability to articulate the children’s needs to others as appropriate

• Planning : Ability to think pro-actively about the children’s needs and opportunities 

• Organisation : Ability to organise, prioritise, plan ahead and coordinate a variety of tasks and procedures, in tandem with colleagues

Personal attributes:

• Empathy, sensitivity and a good sense of humour

• Enthusiasm, determination, flexibility

• Positivity and resilience

• Tact and diplomacy

• Welcomes feedback and accountability

• Sets and maintains high standards in professional relationships with students and colleagues

Commitment to:

• The KAS ethos, and child –centred progressive education

• Working in a ‘can‐do’ culture with a commitment to continuous improvement

• The happiness, well‐being, and progress of all at the school

• Safeguarding and welfare of all children and young people






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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: 149 North End Road, London, NW11 7HY, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 8457 5200
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King Alfred School is a small, friendly, independent, co-educational child-centred school. We accept pupils from age 4 to 18; the school is strictly non-denominational embracing a wide ability range. Classes are unusually small and pastoral care is v...