A large, vibrant school in Charlton are looking for an experienced Learning Support Assistant to join their school on a full-time basis from September.
We are currently looking for an experienced and nurturing Learning Support Assistant to support a pupil with Downs Syndrome in a primary school in Charlton. The pupil will be is based in year 1, although age wise would normally be in Year 2. The child has only recently begun formal schooling and therefore will require a 1 to 1 teaching assistant who is pro-active with lots of ideas to help with settling and initial assessments. The child has English as an additional language and will likely need communication support with PECS and Makaton, so experience using these methods is important.
The position is to start in September and the school are looking for someone who can commit to the role for the full academic year. There will be support provided by the SENCO, class teacher and the leadership team.
The school is part of a small multi academy trust and has two sites. The site which you will based in is located close mainland rail stations with good bus links from Charlton and North Greenwich. As a 3 form entry site, teachers within the year group work closely together in planning and assessment for their respective year groups. Results at early years, key stage 1 and 2 are consistently above national proving teaching and learning to be effective. The school is popular within the local community and there is a culture of working closely with parents. They have been recognised for their work on closing the gap for disadvantaged pupils and provide outreach support for other schools across the borough of Greenwich and the south of England.