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Learning Support Assistants

Employer
Alcester Grammar School
Location
Alcester, Warwickshire
Salary
Annually (Actual)£17,884.06 p.a. AGS NJC Band D scp 7-11 £12.59 to £13.47 per hour plus LG pension
Closing date
14 Jul 2024
Reference
EDV/2024/AGS/42638

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Learning Support Assistants

AGS NJC Band D scp 7-11 £12.59 to £13.47 per hour plus Local Government Pension Scheme

One permanent role 32.5 hours per week, Mon to Fri 8:40am to 3:40pm: Actual Pay £17,884.06

190 days per academic year i.e.: AGS term time + some inset days to total 190 days.

One temporary role (part time hours - some flexibility) - by mutual agreement 

We are looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to join our dedicated and enthusiastic team. Responsibilities include providing 1:1 SEN support, working in partnership with subject teachers and supervising small group interventions. Learning Support Assistants are vital in supporting students to feel confident in their abilities. And motivating them to achieve their potential. 

The successful candidate will be both committed and enthusiastic with excellent communication skills.  Previous experience of supporting students with SEND in a school setting would be advantageous. We are happy to accept applications seeking full or part time hours.

It is expected that the successful applicant will be able to fulfil the following criteria:

Qualifications:

  • GCSE English and Maths at grades A-C (or equivalent)

Experience:

  • Experience of working with students in a school setting
  • Experience of working with SEND students is an advantage
  • Experience of working within SEND team is not essential as training will be provided in school and externally, if necessary

Relationships: 

  • A commitment to students as individuals
  • A sensitive attitude to students of all abilities and ages and the ability to support teachers to meet the needs of those with Special Educational needs
  • Supporting students to ensure they feel confident in their abilities
  • A recognition of the importance of partnership with parents
  • A supportive and cooperative approach to colleagues

Personal Characteristics:

  • A commitment to the AGS ethos
  • A willingness to continue learning and developing as a learning support assistant
  • A reflective approach to their own practice and to the overall performance of the department
  • Hard working and adaptable
  • Happy to work independently or in collaboration
  • Able to carry initiatives through to their conclusion
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Well organised and able to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate a passion for working with pupils with additional needs and an ability to enthuse students of all ages
  • A commitment to safeguarding children’s well being
  • A commitment to playing a part in the wider life of the school

We are a small team, currently consisting of the SENCo, Assistant SENCo Learning Support Coordinator and Learning Support Assistants.  

We work in a unique way within the school setting and are looking for candidates who are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the SENCo for more information about this role: c.brown@alcestergs.com


***We reserve the right to interview early if a suitable candidate is identified***

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