The post holder will be a member of the staff at Wetherby School and will work under the SENDCO to provide support to a member of Year 10 for ten hours each week, spread over three days.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to provide Learning Support to a deaf teenage boy. The successful candidate will be a friendly and outgoing self-starter who understands and appreciates teenage boys and is able to support with a range of academic work.
This is a chance to make a difference to a teenage boy within the supportive and proactive working environment of an independent boys’ secondary school as he moves into Year 10 and begins his GCSE courses. The successful applicant will be required to liaise with the SENDCO, the boy’s form tutor and his subject teachers as appropriate as well as working the Local Authority specialist teacher of the deaf who currently visits three times each term. The job provides relevant and proactive experience of a number of specialist fields.
Reporting to: Deputy Head Academic & SENDCO
The LSA’s role will be to support the student with the following:
• To ensure the student’s academic progress and attainment reflect his strong academic profile (he is in the top quartile for the year group).
• Organisation, planning and acting on initiative, particularly to ensure that homework is completed on time and to the best of his ability.
• The student’s handwriting and typing skills
• The student’s conversational and listening skills
• The LSA has provided in class support as agreed with the SENDCO and parents (in Year 9 support was in French, English and IT).
• To take responsibility for the logistics and proper functioning of the equipment Ben uses to support his learning.
The successful applicant will have the following skills and qualities:
• A friendly, outgoing personality with great communication skills
• Be organised and proactive when 1:1 with the student and when organising and putting in place support
• Proven ability to relate well to teenage boys and adults
• Looking for an opportunity to learn and develop valuable skills relevant to a number of future professional options.