Learning Support Assistant, NE9 7NT

Closing date:Expiring soon

Focus School - York CampusNE9 7NT

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £14,000 - £16,000 DOE
Contract term: Permanent

Linked to Focus School – York campus

Please note: This position is based at our Focus School – Springwell Learning Centre in Springwell Village, Gateshead, NE9 7NT

Focus Learning Trust is part of OneSchool Global, one of the most extensive and progressive networks of schools and educational support services in the world. With schools in 18 countries worldwide, our 10,000 students are benefiting from the amazing results of global collaboration and cutting-edge educational methods.

Due to stable growth our team are now looking to recruit a Learning Support Assistant to join our Focus School York Campus, on a part-time (0.6 FTE), permanent basis (hours to include Monday's, Tuesday's and Thursday's). The position will be based in the outstanding learning environment located in Springwell Village, Gateshead, which is linked to Focus-school York Campus. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and highly motivated LSA to provide support for SEND students and assist the Learning Support Coordinator where necessary.

Our schools offer achievement, opportunity and professional challenge to our students within a supportive environment. The students have a passion and desire to excel in learning. We are looking for conscientious and hard-working individuals who are passionate about education, pay meticulous attention to detail and who wish to maintain our environment to the highest standard. Our goal is to become a leading edge school in every aspect.

N.B. Visits prior to application are warmly welcomed so you can come and see for yourself what makes Focus Learning Trust such a special and unique place to work.

Key Responsibilities:

• To provide in class support to SEND students under the direction of the Learning Support Coordinator

• Support student learning (Specialist focus on Writing) 

• Targeted support for KS2 – Post 16 students in facilitating Self Directed Learning

• To work with teachers to support the learning, educational progress and inclusion of pupil(s) with an EHCP

• Organise and manage all necessary resources and an appropriate learning environment

• Assess, manage and deliver learning support to SEND students using knowledge and specialist skills

• To act as a Key Worker for identified pupils, regularly liaising with parents and staff to ensure progress against Learning Plan targets

• To work closely with allocated pupils, understanding how to motivate and encourage them to achieve and progress through the development of their Attributes, Skills and Knowledge (ASK)

• Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage in all activities through support of their Attributes, Skills and Knowledge

• To build and maintain successful relationships with pupils, treat them consistently and be concerned for their development as learners, supporting them and responding to their individual needs

• Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies

• Work within an established discipline policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence

• To be familiar with the school curriculum, the age related expectations of pupils and main teaching methods for age ranges in which you are involved

The successful applicant will:

• Be adaptable, resilient and have a desire to make a lasting difference to the lives of our students

• Have relevant qualifications or experience working in a school with pupils requiring additional support 

• Enjoy being part of a supportive team

• Be caring and enthusiastic

• Respect the school’s Ethos and Values

In return we offer: 

• Enthusiastic and respectful students

• An already successful school with excellent and outstanding aspects 

Modest class sizes with around 15 students on average

• A strong team of specialist staff

• Support from colleagues within the network of Focus regional schools

• New exciting concepts in education, which include Self-Directed Learning across all Focus Schools

For more information about Focus Learning Trust or specific information relating to our Campus please visit www.focus-school.com or follow us on LinkedIn at Focus Learning Trust

For an informal discussion or to visit the campus please call Melissa Podlaski on 0330 055 5600 or for an application pack please e-mail flt.recruit@focus-school.com 

Closing Date for application forms: Friday 22nd February 2019

Interviews will be held: TBC


Focus School York Campus is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. This is in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 and The Education Act 2002, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about Focus School - York Campus
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Address: Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 2GA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 330 055 5600
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Focus School York Campus is situated in Bishopthorpe on the southern outskirts of the historic City of York. Close to both the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North York Moors, the location boasts excellent transport links to the wider area and...