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Learning Support Assistant

St Mark's Catholic Primary School
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Closing date:
12 April 2021 12:00 PM
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  • £18,562  pro rata
  • 28.75 hpw, term time only.
  • Fixed term until 31 August 2022*

Required asap.

Can you encourage and support pupils to develop individual independence, maintain engagement and support their emotional regulation and behaviour for learning? 

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic, motivated Learning Support Assistant to join our dedicated team of support staff, ideally as soon as possible but September 2021 would be acceptable.

The role may involve supporting a child in Key Stage 1 with specific needs, on a 1:1 basis, to make progress in their learning, social skills and communication, language acquisition and include supervision at break and lunchtime. Ability to speak Polish or Slovakian, would be an advantage. You will be joining an excellent staff who are committed to ensuring that each child succeeds and achieves their best.

Experience and skills required:

  • Supporting the school’s Catholic ethos
  • Experience of working with / supporting children across the curriculum with speech and language, social and emotional and communication difficulties
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, in order to liaise effectively between school and home, class teacher and SENDCo
  • Supporting children with EAL
  • Having an empathetic, calm, considerate, patient, flexible, adaptable, positive approach
  • The ability to use your own initiative.

A Paediatric First Aid qualification would be desirable.

In return we can offer:

  • a welcoming, supportive environment
  • friendly and supportive staff.

*The contract offered may be subject to the child's needs, and would cease if funding ended or the child moved to a different school.

Visits to the school are welcome and for more information please contact the school office: admin@st-marks.suffolk.sch.uk 

An application pack can be downloaded from the related information section.

Please return your completed application to: admin@st-marks.suffolk.sch.uk 

Interviews: w/c 19 April 2021.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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