Student Support LSA Lead
Band 5, 37 hours Term Time + 5 days
Salary £20,431 - £22,390, (pro rata of £24,496 - £26,845)
We are seeking to appoint a passionate and motivated Student Support LSA Lead who is committed to providing an exciting and rewarding experience for all our students.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented, student-centred, ambitious professional to lead on areas of specialist support and contribute to our continued development of provision within a progressive school environment. It is an opportunity to work in a highly inclusive school to promote excellence in learning and all areas of student support. The role allows for high levels of variety and responsibility in working with all stakeholders at the school. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills alongside a strong understanding of the SEND code of practice and current research on support and intervention which provides the greatest impact on learning for students with SEND.
As part of this role the successful applicant will:
• Inspire the learning support team and wider staff body to maximise the potential of all our students.
• Assist in the induction and development of Learning Support Staff within the SEND team.
• Assist and develop support and intervention programmes for vulnerable students and those with additional needs.
• Be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and a high degree of emotional intelligence.
• Assist in the development of learning and teaching across the curriculum though the provision of specialist advice and support for teaching staff.
• Liaise with external agencies in relation to SEND needs of students and communicate relevant advice to wider staff as appropriate.
• Assist in the planning and development of the Learning Support provision including acting as lead on IEP writing and evaluation for our highest need students.
• Lead in the deployment and professional development of the wider learning support team within school
• Have energy, resilience, optimism, a sense of humour and the determination to see things through.
• Make a full contribution to the wider life of the school and the personal development of our students
Applications should be submitted via email to Admin@dchs-alnwick.org no later than 2.00pm on Thursday 21tst September 2023.
We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If you are invited for interview, you will be required to disclose convictions that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. Certain spent convictions and cautions will be ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed. Full details on protected convictions and information about which convictions must be declared during job applications can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. You will be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process.
If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure and Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. This role will include Regulated Activities and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is required for this post.