Learning Support Assistant, Stoke Newington, London

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Stoke Newington School & Sixth FormStoke Newington, London
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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Scale 5
Contract term: Fixed Term

The School

Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form is a “good with outstanding features” school. We pride ourselves in providing our students with inspiring and creative teaching and learning opportunities within the curriculum and through our programme of extra-curricular activities. We aim that every child aspires to and achieves excellence.

We are looking for conscientious, professional team players who are passionate about ensuring every one of our students achieves their full potential. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants interested in supporting students with dyslexia or students with physical disabilities. 

Purpose of job

The Learning Support Assistant’s (LSA) main role is to provide support for pupils with a statement of special educational needs/Educational Health Care Plan. The students at SNS with statements or EHC plans have a range of needs including dyslexia, autism, emotional and mental health difficulties and physical disabilities.

One role is particularly to support a visually impaired student. Braille expertise is essential.

The role

The LSA will ensure that pupils can integrate as fully as possible in the activities generally undertaken by other children in the classroom and make good progress. Duties will primarily be in class support to assist the pupil’s individual learning and social needs. The LSA will be responsible for a number of statemented students in liaison with the class teacher and Inclusion Manager.

All posts require a minimum of 5 A* - C grade GCSE or equivalent in Maths & English. 

The Inclusion Faculty

The Inclusion Faculty has a large team of enthusiastic and committed staff aiming to ensure all pupils at Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form fulfil their potential and fully participate in the school curriculum and community. We achieve this by providing a variety of interventions and support within lessons and in small groups as well as through extra-curricular activities.

We provide an outstanding provision for students with special needs and our work is recognised and well regarded across the borough. Our aim is to ensure we continue to be outstanding in all we do. As a team, our expectations and aspirations for pupils is high and we work hard to ensure young people have the confidence, self-esteem and independence necessary to achieve their goals.

The Inclusion team is made up of highly trained and experienced Learning Support Assistants, specialist SEN teachers, pastoral counsellors and student support workers. This large and diverse team ensures a wide range of needs can be supported at Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form. We work closely with outside agencies and specialists including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, educational psychologists and the child and adolescent mental health services. 

The Inclusion Team also run a variety of popular activities at lunchtime and after school such as homework clubs, games rooms, a football team and a gardening club. These aim to ensure young people are able to participate fully in school life and are an important factor in raising their self-esteem.

Contacting us

If you are interested in joining us, or would like to visit the school before half term, then please contact our school on recruitment@sns.hackney.sch.uk for further information. 

To download an application form and apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: Wednesday 25th October 2017. 

We are an equal opportunities employer committed to ensuring diversity in our workforce.

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