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Learning Support Assistant – SEN 1:1 Support

Westbrook Hay SchoolHemel Hempstead

PROFILE

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and patient individual to join our Learning Support team to work with a child in Key Stage 1 who has ADHD and ASD. The successful candidate will enable him/her to make best use of the educational opportunities available to him/her. The role will be full time working 8:15-4:00 Monday – Friday. Experience of working in a School or with people who have learning difficulties is desirable. This role is a fixed term contract starting in January and ending at the end of the academic year. 

The ideal candidate that we are looking for needs to be:

● Reliable

● Excellent at time keeping

● Ability to deal firmly but kindly with children aged between 2 and 13 years

● Ability to deal politely and tactfully with staff and parents

● Have a cheerful disposition

● Flexible


To aid the pupil to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own by, for example:

• Clarifying and explaining instructions

• Ensuring the pupil is able to use equipment and materials provided

• Motivating and encouraging the pupil(s) as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils’ needs

• Assisting in weaker areas, e.g. speech and language, reading, spelling, numeracy, handwriting/presentation etc

• Using praise, commentary and assistance to encourage the pupil to concentrate and stay on task

• Liaising with class teacher, Head of Learning Support and other professionals about learning passports and educational healthcare plans (EHCP)

• Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies

• Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupil

• Supporting differentiation and feedback to class teacher

• To establish supportive relationships with the pupil concerned

• To promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil with SEN, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner

• Monitor the pupil’s response to the learning activities and, where appropriate,        modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher and SENCO to achieve the intended learning outcomes

• To give positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce and sustain the pupil’s efforts and develop self-reliance and self-esteem.

• To support the pupil in developing social skills both in and out of the Classroom

• To support the use of ICT in learning activities and with specific programmes to support learning. 

• To provide regular feedback on the pupil’s learning and behaviour to the teacher and Head of Learning Support, including documented feedback on the effectiveness of the behaviour strategies adopted

• Under the direction of the teacher and Head of Learning Support, carry out and report on systematic observations of pupils to gather evidence of their knowledge, understanding and skills upon which the teacher/Head of Learning Support makes judgements about their stage of development

• To maintain full and accurate documentation as directed by the Head of Learning Support

• When working with a group of pupils, understand and use group dynamics to promote group effectiveness and support group and individual performance

• To accompany teacher and pupils on educational visits     

• To provide individual support, as required, during examination sessions

• To carry out the above duties in accordance with the Education Department’s Equal Opportunities Policy. 


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