Learning Support Assistant

Victory Park Academy, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS2 5LG

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    27 June 2022 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    13 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (12 Months)

Annual or full time equivalent salary

Level 5 point 8 - 12

Actual salary

£20,852 - £22,571 pro rata

Learning Support Assistant job summary

To complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/small groups and monitoring students, recording and reporting on achievement, progress and development. Responsible for the management and development of a specialist area within the Academy which could include:• Providing support and guidance to young people and those engaged with them by removing barriers to learning in order to promote effective participation, enhance individual learning, raise aspirations and achieve full potential.
• Supporting learners who will have statements of Special Education Needs (SEN) or Education Healthcare Plans (EHPs)

Main Responsibilities and Duties

Support for Students
• Take on key worker responsibility for identified group of students.
• Assess the needs of students and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support students’ learning
• Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
• Monitor adherence to PLP’s.
• Support students in their learning and help with delivering what is required in their SEN or EHP statements.
• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom
• Support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
• Encourage students to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all students in activities
• Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and award achievement of self-reliance and support student’s successful transfer and transition in learning and development contexts.
• To take responsibility for students’ attendance and punctuality when appropriate.
• Provide feedback to students in relation to progress, achievement, behaviour, attendance etc.
• To support students to achieve the Every Child Matters outcomes and to contribute to the protection of young people from abuse.
• To assist in the identification of early signs of disengagement and contribute to specific interventions to encourage re-engagement.

Support for Teachers
• Organise and manage appropriate learning environment and resources
• Within an agreed system of supervision, plan challenging teaching and learning objectives to evaluate and adjust lesson/work plans as appropriate
• Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against pre-determined learning objectives.
• Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence.
• Record progress and achievement in lessons/activities systematically and providing evidence of range and level of progress and attainment
• Work within an established discipline policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self control and independence
• Supporting the role of parents in students’ learning and contribute to/lead meetings with parents to provide constructive feedback on pupil progress/achievement etc.
• To be main point of contact for parent/carers.
• Invigilate exams/tests

Support for the Curriculum
• Deliver learning activities to students within agreed system of supervision, adjusting activities according to pupil response/needs
• Deliver local and national learning strategies, e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of students’ skills
• Use ICT effectively to support learning activities and develop students’ competence and independence in its use
• Select and prepare resources necessary to lead learning activities, taking account of students’ interests and language and cultural backgrounds
• Advise on appropriate deployment and use of specialist aid/resource/equipment

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About Victory Park Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
Education phase
School size
46 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
Contact phone number
01702 904637

When students first start at Victory Park Academy, they undergo a period of induction whilst we assess their needs and prepare an appropriate tailored programme of support. This can include putting together a personalised timetable, which will ensure each student can make the progress needed to succeed at either at VPA, in their next school or in further education or employment. We also work closely with students and their families to ensure we all set aspirational academic targets in order to gain the necessary accreditation required for their next steps. The main aim of all our Key stage 4 programmes is to enable students to be best prepared for their successful move into the world of training, further education or work-related-learning.

KS3 Short term
Places are available for pupils from mainstream schools who are experiencing difficulty in engaging in their learning and are beginning to exhibit disruptive behaviours that disrupt their own learning and the learning of others. The programme looks to meet pupils’ needs by providing a positive learning experience. Teaching effective strategies to modify pupils’ behaviour in school. Raising pupils’ confidence and self-esteem. Identifying issues for schools to address in order to maintain successful reintegration.

The programme includes academic and behavioural assessment. An 'academic strand' including numeracy and literacy. An 'emotional literacy strand' including strategies for coping in school, managing feelings, social skills and self-reflection.

KS2/KS3
Our pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum and our learners have a range of extracurricular activities to enhance their learning. We pride ourselves on working on pupils’ behaviour for learning’ which enables learners to develop the skills they need to be engaged, motivated and successful. This is based on the relationship with self, others and curriculum and promotes positive learning behaviours in and outside the classroom.

AP Primary
We aim to reintegrate pupils back to mainstream primary school or support Primary Schools by providing high quality teaching and learning to those pupils who need short and medium term intervention. We provide additional nurture based education and advice and support for schools, parents and carers with and support in assessment of special educational needs providing support in the transfer to a specialist provision as soon as possible.

Arranging a visit to Victory Park Academy

If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Tracey Wilson
twilson06@victorypark.org.uk

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