Annual or full time equivalent salary
- Grade 2 (Inner London): £23,004-£23,421 FTE
Learning Support Assistant job summaryInspire and transform learning with us at Harris Primary Free School Peckham . We are currently looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to attend to pupils' personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical hygiene and welfare matters.
Main Areas of Responsibility
As Learning Support Assistant, your responsibilities will include:
Attending to the pupil’s personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical hygiene and welfare matters
Working with the class teacher and Inclusion Manager to support the implementation of person centred planning and targets for SEND pupils
Liaising with appropriate external SEND or health professionals to ensure that advice on provision for individual SEND pupils is effectively implemented
Supervising and support SEND pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning
Establishing good relationships with all pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
As part of making reasonable adjustments for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, it will sometimes be necessary to direct LSAs to support pupil’s intimate care needs in line with the academy Intimate Care Policy and to maintain the pupils health, safety and personal dignity.
Qualifications & Experience
Educated to GCSE Level standard or equivalent
Knowledge and understanding of pupils with social and emotional difficulties that may impact upon their behaviour
Ability to communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing
Knowledge of Microsoft software
Some knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
Two years’ experience working in a school/educational establishment
Experience working with SEND pupils in specialist/mainstream setting
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.
As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.
Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.
We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.
In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.
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About Harris Primary Free School Peckham
- School type
- Free School, ages 4 to 11
- School size
- 230 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 4 to 11
Harris Primary Free School Peckham opened in 2012 with reception students and have grown by a year group each year.
By growing slowly but steadily, we are able to give every one of our 330 children a great deal of personal attention. We have a superb team of teachers and support staff, all of whom are experts in primary education.
As well as focusing on helping our pupils become confident readers, writers and mathematicians, we also ensure that, as our pupils progress through the school there are a range of music, drama and sporting opportunities for them to experience