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Learning Support Assistant - Mitcham/Sutton

Learning Support Assistant - Mitcham/Sutton

Salary: LSA Level 1 scale: £15,500 - £17,500 per annum
LSA Level 2 scale: £18,500 - £20,500 per annum Depending on experience

Key word: Learning support Assistant| class teacher |health care| key worker|


Our client is a Group of independent specialist day schools, Mitcham and Sutton, which provide an appropriate education for primary and secondary aged children and young people who hold a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health & Care plan for an autism spectrum disorder and associated social and communication difficulties.

This will include children and young people with moderate or severe learning difficulties.

Job Purpose:

To work throughout the Education Department, supporting Class Teachers to ensure the entitlement of the children and young people to a broad-based appropriate curriculum which meets their discrete needs and learning styles

Main Responsibilities:

To carry out all duties, as directed by the class teachers to maximise learning opportunities for all children and young people
To act as key worker for up to two pupils
To work with individual children, young people and groups under the direction and planning of the teachers
On occasions, to work across the school in different classes as required by SLT
To cooperate with colleagues to ensure the school is a safe, happy and pleasant environment
To undertake relevant training programmes as and when required by the School
To work in partnership with colleagues and other professionals to meet the social, emotional, education, health and mental health needs of the children, young people and yourself
To recognise that people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) can present difficult to manage challenging behaviour, and occasionally necessitates having to physically intervene or remove pupils/students from potentially difficult or hazardous situations in line with their agreed behaviour management pro