We are looking for an experienced LSA to support the learning and achievement of a child with SEND
We are looking to appoint an experienced SEN Learning Assistant who will play a key role in individual and small group support for identified children with special educational needs. The successful individual will support the Class Teacher in the teaching and welfare of specific children, ensuring they attain the targets set. Supporting communication, social, emotional and behavioural development is integral to this role.
At Cordwalles, relationships between staff and pupils are excellent, characterised by mutual respect and high expectations of everyone in our community. The School offers a vibrant, broad and balanced curriculum and we work hard to meet the needs of all our pupils. This positive culture permeates all aspects of school life and the promotion of learning, through the full range of teaching approaches, takes account of the needs of all learners.
In December 2013, we became an academy within GLF Schools. Through this partnership, we benefit from sharing outstanding resources and practice across a range of schools.
Cordwalles is an exceptional learning environment with a real community spirit. It provides children with a high degree of challenge combined with personalised support. Our core purpose each day is to facilitate engagement in, and for, learning and discovery. Our staff share a commitment to delivering exciting and engaging lessons and to a relentless drive towards raising the attainment of all pupils, regardless of their different starting points. Cordwalles is graded as a ‘GOOD’ school in all areas by Ofsted (2017).
The successful candidate will work alongside, support the teacher, and make effective use of resources in order to achieve the highest standards of learning and achievement
We can offer:
• A friendly and supportive staff team
• Regular on-the-job training/CPD opportunities
• The opportunity to support children to access an engaging curriculum
• A supportive and collaborative environment and the opportunity to achieve significant career development
• An opportunity to be involved in the development and progression of the school and wider community
The ideal candidate will be able to:
• Assist in preparing the classroom-learning environment
• Assist in planning activities and preparing materials to help children access the curriculum
• Lead and support activities, indoors and outdoors to meet the specific needs of children
• Assist in monitoring children's progress, assessing achievement and recording results and observations, sharing outcomes with the class teacher
Salary £12,265 pro-rata £15,461 (Grade 3 of the support staff pay scale)
Hours of work will be Monday-Friday 8.30am-3.30pm for 39 weeks per year plus a 1 hour weekly staff meeting (33.5 hrs per week).
Closing: 11th December
Interviews: 14th December
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.