Learning Support Assistant

13 September 2023

AK Teaching are seeking Learning Support Assistants to join one of our partner SEN schools in the Durham area. This school specialises in supporting students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health conditions, including ASD and ADHD.

As an LSA working with SEN children, you will play a crucial role in supporting the educational, social and emotional needs of students with special educational needs. You will work closely with the SEN team to implement individualized education plans, provide targeted support, and help create a positive and inclusive learning environment for all.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with SEN students to provide individualized support, including academic, social, and emotional support.
  • Assisting with the implementation of individualized education plans, as well as tracking and monitoring progress.
  • Working with the classroom teacher to adapt teaching materials and strategies to meet the needs of SEN students.
  • Collaborating with other professionals, such as speech and language therapists or occupational therapists, to support the needs of SEN students.
  • Helping to maintain a safe and inclusive classroom environment, including managing challenging behaviour when necessary.
  • Communicating effectively with parents and carers regarding the progress of SEN students.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous experience working with SEN children in an educational setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine commitment to supporting the needs of SEN students.
  • A strong understanding of SEN needs and strategies to support their learning.
  • A willingness to learn and grow as a professional.

Previous applicants need not apply.

All candidates must be aged 18+ to be considered for this position.

**Please note, we do not offer work Visa’s, all candidates must have the Right to Work in the UK before applying for this role**

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Learning Support Assistant
Rachael Ewart
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