We are continually seeking to recruit Learning Support Assistants for our new and expanding primary school for children with social emotional and mental health needs. We welcome applications for those with the experience to join our dedicated team. We look forward to hearing from you.
Learning Support Assistant: Term-Time working (40 weeks)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Salary Range: £16,593 per annum + holiday allowance £2,735 per annum
About Unlocking Potential
Unlocking Potential is a charity that works within communities to transform the life chances of children and young people who have social, emotional and mental health needs. We are developing programmes which have a sustainable impact on the community, and which will develop to support other communities in the future.
The Corner School
One of our programmes is The Corner School, which is an independent school for children with Social Emotional and Mental Health needs. Our provision is unique with both teachers and therapists working alongside one another. Our aim is to provide a high-quality education in a nurturing environment and equip the children with the life skills they need. Our curriculum is designed around the individual needs of each of our learners and children work on educational and social skill targets. We are heavily resourced with expertise and resources that both staff and learners use. We believe in a strong working partnership with parents and families, who are an everyday part of what we do here at The Corner School.
The role involves supporting the class teacher with a small group of children aged 5-11 years in delivering quality education.
- Planning and implementing opportunities for SMSC and delivering individual and small group activities.
- Implementing the schools behaviour policy in a calm and controlled
- Adding value to our education team and supporting colleagues.
We are looking for an outstanding primary practitioner, who understand and can deliver high standards of support for our learners and can inspire and motivate children to achieve their best.
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a school at no higher than KS3
- Excellent numeracy and literacy skills, with minimum GCSE Maths & English A*-C/4 or above
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent behaviour management skills
- Proven experience of working with primary age children
- An ability to work as part of a team
- Commitment to helping every child reach their potential
- Positive and flexible approach
- Willingness to develop themselves and learn further
- An understanding of SEMH needs, preferably with relevant work experience
This role will be subject to an Enhanced DBS with child and adult barring.
If you want to be part of this exciting programme, where you can make a real difference, please click here to apply attaching your CV and a supporting statement confirming why you are suitable for this role. Please click here to download the job description.
We will respond to your application within 2 weeks of receipt.