Job Description Job Title: Learning Support Assistant Location: Columbus School & College Reports to: Class Teacher Purpose of the Role: To work under the direction of the Class Teacher to support and enable pupils / students with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties to access learning and the curriculum in line with the Academy's procedures and policies. To promote and adhere to the Trust's values to be unusually brave, discover what's possible, push the limits and be big hearted. Responsibilities ● To work with individual pupils or small groups of pupils under the direction of the teacher ● To provide appropriate support to pupils with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders, behavioural, communication, social, sensory and/or physical difficulties. ● To understand specific learning needs and styles and to provide differentiated support to pupils individually and within a group. ● To implement planned learning activities as agreed with the teacher, adjusting them according to pupils' responses. ● To participate in the planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, contributing to records (tracking) and reports as required - recording pupil responses and learning achievements, drawing any problems which cannot be resolved easily to the attention of the teacher. ● To provide feedback to pupils in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher.
To support pupils with activities which support literacy and numeracy skills ● To support the use of ICT in the curriculum and develop pupils' competence and independence in its use.
To attend to pupils' personal needs including help with social, welfare, care and health matters, including personal care (toileting), dressing, feeding (orally or through a tube) and mobility- following teachers instructions and assisting other staff in the implementation of care programmes
To carry out specific care programme for individual pupils at the direction of a suitably qualified member of staff, once full training has been given. ● To promote positive pupil behaviour in line with school policies and help keep pupils on task. ● To support learning by selecting appropriate resources / methods to facilitate agreed learning activities. ● To take an active role in the preparation, maintenance and control of learning resources. ● To operate, and as appropriate, maintain specialist equipment in line with the Academy's policies. ● To assist with the display and presentation of pupils' work, putting up displays as directed by teachers. ● To supervise pupils for limited and specified periods, including break-times, and facilitate learning activities, games and play as appropriate ● To assist pupils during physical activities e.g. swimming, PE and physiotherapy programmes ● To support pupils on and off their taxis at transport times (morning and afternoon).
To ensure communication between the Academy and parents is outstanding by reporting any incidents or significant achievements to teachers for entry into the Home / School communication books Responsibilities
To respect confidentiality at all times, in accordance with the AET Code of Conduct, as sensitive information is often available to all staff ● To establish and maintain positive relationships with pupils at all times. ● To assist with the development and implementation of pupils targets in line with assessment practices in P Scales (B-Squared) and Key Skills
To assist with escorting pupils on educational (off site) visits, ensuring a clear understanding of appropriate Risk Assessments and which pupil or pupils staff are responsible for
To liaise with staff and relevant professionals in providing information about pupils as appropriate
To understand and apply school policies in relation to health, safety and welfare.
This job description does not form part of the contract of employment. It describes the way the post holder is expected and required to perform and complete the particular duties as set out in the foregoing. 7. Postholder may deal with sensitive material and should maintain confidentiality in all academy related matters. Safeguarding We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty. Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion At AET, we want all of our employees to feel included bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, and we truly believe that diversity drives innovation. Join our family and help us inspire every child to choose a remarkable life.We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated individual to work as a Learning Support Assistant with children and young people aged 3 to 19 years who have a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities.
Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
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