Learning Support Assistant

Harris Primary Academy Beckenham Green, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 5JG

9 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    25 August 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 July 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Annual or full time equivalent salary

Grade 2 SCP 3 (Outer London): £21,783 FTE

Actual salary

£15,918.34

Learning Support Assistant job summary

Inspire and transform learning with us at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham Green . 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

The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualifications 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

Safeguarding Notice

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.

Equal Opportunities

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.


Additional allowances

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.

Applying for the job

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

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About Harris Primary Academy Beckenham Green

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
190 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
020 8650 5246

We believe that every child is unique and that each deserves the opportunity to be happy, feel valued and experience success.

As a small academy, with a single form in each year group, we aim to give our pupils a balanced, exciting and truly enjoyable education that prepares them for success in secondary school and beyond. Our children are at the heart of everything we do, we all believe HPABG is their school and we put them at the centre of every decision we make.

Located in the heart of Beckenham, we are part of the Harris Federation which runs five other successful primary academies in Bromley and more than 50 academies in total in and around London. We benefit from being part of this thriving community of schools.

We have high expectations of ourselves, our children and the families who support them. These high expectations mean that we are always striving to improve on our previous best. We value the qualities of hard work and perseverance as much as we do excellent outcomes. We are looking for every child to achieve their personal best.

The aim of all our teachers, support staff and leaders is to give every pupil an education they enjoy and which prepares them for academic success and confident, happy lives.

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