A school in Stockport is seeking a Graduate Learning Support Assistant top join the team from September – Christmas 2021.

What is a Learning Support Assistant?

A Learning Support Assistant works to support students across a variety of different subjects. Supporting teaching staff with the creation of resources that have been suitably differentiated to meet individual needs, the role will allow the applicant the chance to work with students across a broad range of abilities. The role will focus on supporting students with SEN, as well as those with SEMH requirements.

What skills do you require?

In order to make a success of this role, the required applicant will need to be able to build relationships with students quickly. The applicant will need to be able to engage, and motivate students in order to progress academic development. Being able to work as part of a team will be vital – the department has a number of other teaching assistants, learning support assistants and behaviour support assistants. The applicant will need to be able to work in collaboration with these staff members, in order to create an inclusive learning atmosphere for all students.

Other highlights of this role include:

  • Developing classroom management skills by acting as a cover supervisor when required.
  • Providing intervention support – working with students who struggle to engage to the required standard.
  • Providing behaviour support assistance – ensuring that students are behaving in accordance with school policy.
  • Collecting progress data, working with the school SENCO in identifying students who could benefit from further extended support.
  • Implementing tactics to maintain engagement, working with teaching staff to ensure that the learning environment is accessible for all.

If you are a recent graduate looking to obtain further secondary school based experience, we welcome your application! This role would be the ideal position for those contemplating teaching in the future.

The Stockport based school employs graduates annually, and is able to provide full support and training in order to ensure that the applicant feels sufficeintly supported. 

Pay for this role: £10 – £13 per hour.

For further information, please contact the Manchester East Secondary.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see teachingpersonnel/faqs for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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