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Learning Support Assistant

Eagle HouseBracknell Forest

Job title:              Learning Support Assistant

Contract type:   Full time 

Contract term:  Permanent (Monday – Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm)

Closing date:     1.00pm on Wednesday 15th December 2021

Interviews:        Week commencing 10th January 2022 

Eagle House is a flourishing, independent, co-ed, day and boarding preparatory school, closely linked with Wellington College. Today Eagle House has approximately 380 students aged 3-13 years. 

Details of the Post

The school is currently seeking a suitably experienced Learning Support Assistant to work as part of our Learning Support Department. This forward thinking and welcoming department is located in the heart of the main teaching building and has three well-resourced teaching rooms. 

The Learning Support Assistant role would predominantly involve supporting children in Year 3 to 8 who have SEND needs. This support would be within lessons and will either be supporting individual children or small groups. There may be the need to support children in other areas of school life such as in the playground or during lessons such as Music or Games. 

The candidate should be familiar with SEND assessment reports and be able write, monitor and evaluate targets for Individual Education Plans. The role requires the ability to identify and implement strategies for children in class to aid their learning. This could involve the use of technology. The candidate would need to have a sound knowledge and interest in a range of learning differences; a qualification in this area would be a distinct advantage. The candidate needs to have excellent communication skills and be able to liaise with a range of staff and parents. Above all, the candidate would have a genuine desire to support children who may find aspects of school harder than others.

Personal Specification

The candidate needs to:- 

• have relevant experience of teaching children with learning differences 

• to understand the needs of a prep school and have an appreciation of the wider picture 

• be reliable, loyal, trustworthy and have high levels of discretion and diplomacy 

• be self-motivated and well organised 

• be flexible and able to think on their feet

• be computer literate 

• to have a warm personality, be approachable, sensitive and knowledgeable 

Further details and an application form can be obtained by visiting our website 'working with us' page or from the Headmaster’s Secretary, Lisa Rutland on 01344 467204. An application form must be completed.

This position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and reference.

The School is committed to equality and diversity. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment

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