Learning Support Assistant

Posted a week ago by Seventeen Recruitment

Barnet, Greater London
£95 - £110/day

Learning Support Assistant  

**Location – High Barnet 

**Salary - 95 - £110 per day 

**Start date - September 2024

An amazing school in High Barnet is looking for a Teaching Assistant to support individuals and groups of students to enable access to learning, contributing to the development and maintenance of a purposeful, nurturing learning environment. The successful candidate will be involved in first aid related matters and have a basic knowledge of SEND and learning barriers. 

Main Areas of Responsibility 

  • To supervise and provide particular support for identified students, in 1:1, group or whole class situations, ensuring their safety and access to learning 

  • To assist in the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies, working with the teacher to ensure the provision supports each identified student’s learning needs 

  • To provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on students’ achievement, progress and needs 

  • To lead small group sessions and interventions as appropriate 

  • To attend to the students’ personal needs where required, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters 

  • To support with behaviour management, using appropriate strategies in line with academy policy 

  • To contribute to creating a purposeful and supportive learning environment 

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes as appropriate, adjusting activities to ensure achievement of learning goals 

  • To assist with the supervision of students out of lesson times, including playtimes and undertaking lunchtime duty 

  • To establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs 

  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students 

  • To be aware of and support difference and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop 

  • To support students with their learning and development in respect of local and national learning strategies 

  • To encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher 

  • To set challenging and demanding expectations, promoting self-esteem and independence 

  • To prepare the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of students’ work 

  • To prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist students in their use 

  • To undertake student record keeping as requested 

  • To establish and maintain positive relationships with parents/carers, gathering and reporting information as directed 

  • To accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips and off site activities as required 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Training 

  • Basic knowledge of SEND and learning barriers 

  • Some knowledge of strategies in working with young people with challenging behaviours 

  • Knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds 

  • Awareness of Health and Safety issues in the workplace 

Personal Skills, Abilities & Qualities 

  • Good literacy and numeracy skills 

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with an excellent standard of written and spoken English 

  • Good administrative and organisational skills 

  • Ability to interest, encourage, motivate and engage children 

  • Ability to work as part of a team; working effectively with people across a wide range of levels and responsibilities 

Please contact Lee at Seventeen Recruitment if you are interested in applying for this job role.  

Start Date:
September 2024
Contract Length:
Job Reference:
LSA High Barnet 2024
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