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Learning Support Assistant - September Start

Job Description

Job Title: Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

Location: Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

Position Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Competitive, based on experience

About Us: This school is a dynamic and inclusive secondary school located in the heart of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. The school is committed to providing an exceptional learning environment for our students, they are dedicated to fostering a culture of academic excellence, personal growth, and inclusivity.

Job Description: We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Learning Support Assistant (LSA). As an LSA, you will play a crucial role in supporting the learning and development of students with diverse needs, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-to-one or small group support to students with special educational needs (SEN), including but not limited to students with autism, dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning disabilities.
  • Assist classroom teachers in implementing individual education plans (IEPs) and behavior management strategies.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment where all students feel valued and respected.
  • Collaborate with the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) and other members of the school staff to develop personalized learning strategies for students with SEN.
  • Monitor student progress and provide feedback to teachers and parents/guardians as necessary.
  • Accompany students to specialist sessions or therapies, both within and outside of the school premises, as required.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous experience working with students with SEN, preferably within a school setting.
  • A compassionate and patient approach to working with young people.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, parents/guardians, and colleagues.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • A relevant qualification in education, childcare, or SEN support (desirable but not essential).

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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