This is a highly rewarding and challenging role. We are looking for individuals that are supportive, non-judgmental, patient, easy to talk to, positive and flexible. You must be able to speak to pupils in a manner which encourages and supports them, enabling you to build trusting relationships. LSAs support pupils in class, in small groups and on a one-to-one basis.
LSAs work with pupils of all abilities, including those with special needs. Students with learning needs benefit from specific literacy and / or numeracy interventions as well as support in lessons. Students with physical disabilities may need help with mobility and accessing materials. Students with behavioural difficulties require particular support to help them achieve their full potential.
You need to be a responsible and organised person. Some experience working with children, perhaps through volunteering in a school, or helping at clubs for young people. You will have a GCSE minimum grade C or equivalent functional skills in English and Maths.
We would be interested in receiving an application from you if you:
- understand how children develop, think and learn
- are able to manage groups of children.
- have a passion for every child achieving beyond what they might have thought possible
- have a commitment to breaking down barriers to learning
- have a strong commitment to safeguarding
- have a determination to secure positive progress and high aspirations for and with students
- are committed to nurture a child’s happiness and enjoyment of school and life
- are an enthusiastic individual with a good sense of humour
- build positive relationships with pupils
- are a good team player who is able to develop good relationships with the people they work with