Primary Learning Support Assistant

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Richmond upon Thames
£55 to £75 per day
Teaching Personnel
Job Ref:
Learning Support

Learning Support Assistant required for an 'Outstanding' Primary School in Richmond starting in 2018. The school caters for pupils with statements of Special Education Needs (SEN) including Moderate Learning Needs, Speech and Language Difficulties, associated learning behaviours and those with an additional diagnosis of Autism.

The main aim of the school is to equip pupils with life skills in order for them to achieve their potential and develop the greatest degree of independence in communication, social competence, thinking and learning and sensory regulation as far as possible for each person.

The school's facilities are funded well and have a range of sensory and well-equipped large classrooms. Lessons are planned and communicated well between class teachers and teaching assistants and well-resourced. There are therapists and sports coaches who work with the pupils on a regular basis encouraging a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

You will provide general support to the teacher including support and management of pupils in lessons, at swimming, playtime, leisure and lunchtimes and the preparation of teaching resources and displays.

The head of school is looking for a Learning Support Assistant who will:

• Have experience/interest of working with children/young people in some capacity.
• SEN experience including Autism - Desirable.
• Minimum GCSE Grade C in Maths and English.
• Have excellent communication skills.
• Be positive and enjoy a challenge.
• Have a DBS (we can support with your application).

In return you can expect:

• Smaller class sizes (no more than 10 to a class).
• On the job support.
• To work on a 1:1 capacity with pupils.
• Relevant training and development opportunities.
• Work alongside therapists/councillors.

We are looking to hear from you if you are seeking a change of career, would like to gain further SEN experience or thinking of a career in teaching, nonetheless, this is a great way of building on your skills and experience in a variety of settings in addition to mainstream schools.

Please call Rob at Teaching Personnel's Wimbledon Primary branch on 0208 944 1088 or simply apply directly to this advertisement and we will endeavour to contact you within 24 hours.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

Contact Details:
Teaching Personnel
Tel: 01707386335
Contact: Robert Hartfield

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