Job Description

Job Title: Learning Support Assistant Location: Ware, Hertfordshire Salary: £11.09 up to £13.77 Job Type: Full time – Maternity Cover The College has an incredible sense of community among its staff which can be felt immediately. The fascination of our setting is lasting and the Good Schools Guide describes the College as: “A successful, flourishing, dependable school with real spiritual heart.” Our 400-acre site with its large leafy grounds, impressive playing fields and attractive school buildings offers modern facilities in a country setting, providing a safe and stimulating environment for young minds. With excellent transport links and only 30 minutes by train to central London stations, the College is 20 minutes’ drive from junction 25 of the M25, immediately off the A10. Also within easy access is London Stansted airport, which is a 20-minute drive. The Role We require a Learning Support Assistant to support the pastoral and academic care of the students of our Prep School. The role involves supporting the students and providing general support to teachers in the management of students’ learning in and out of the classroom. Responsibilities include Duties will vary depending on the particular class and the needs of the children but are likely to include a proportion of the following: Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact. Assisting teachers in the day-to-day delivery of the Curriculum. Assisting at Tea-Time Club, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Supervising individuals or small groups of children engaged in various curriculum activities, e.g. cooking, art activities, needlework, computer work and focused programmes of study. Giving individual help to children with academic work, for example listening to children read, helping with maths. Assisting teachers in the observation and recording of children’s progress. Attendance on school INSET days will be required within the terms and conditions of employment.Ideal candidate Experience of working with 3- to 11-year-olds. Able to attend in-service training courses. An understanding of good quality childcare. A commitment to equal opportunities. Ability to provide safe creative play.Benefits Excellent catering facilities including school lunches during term time when the kitchens are open, cakes and biscuits during break times in the staff common room and hot drinks machines. Use of the College sports facilities when not in use by students, including the gym. Free parking. Cycle to Work Scheme An increase to 25 days'(FTE) annual leave following 5 years’ service plus public holidays. Lieu time is accrued when working beyond contractual hours. These hours can be taken off throughout the year, in addition to annual leave. Pension: Employee contribution 4% College contribution 8.5%.Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role. Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of: Student Support Coordinator, Learning Support, Support Assistant, Learning Support Worker, LSA, Learning Guidance Advisor, LSW, Learning Support Assistant, Student Support, Learning Advisor, Learner Support, Guidance Advisor, Support Worker, Learning Assistant may also be considered for this role