Learning Support Assistant

Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
£60 - £70 per day
27 Sep 2016
25 Oct 2016
Charlotte Cowan
Contract Type
Full Time

Specialist Learning Support Assistant for visually impaired pupils

Start Date: 10th October

Randstad Education wish to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to support children who have a Visual Impairment (VI). It is essential that you have experience of supporting children who have a Visual Impairment. You will act as a Key Worker for the child/young person with sensory loss, providing mentoring support and guidance as required. You will develop and foster positive working relationships with parents, school staff and other professionals on a regular basis.

This school is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school that is extremely popular and oversubscribed. They moved into their new school building in September 2008 and have outstanding facilities and a state of the art learning environment.

They are proud of their comprehensive school principles and their daily work is centred on four key values; summarised as together we can make a difference; resilient to change; ambitious to excel and caring for the lives of individuals. They are a school with great aspirations; proud of their history and heritage, yet always looking to the future celebrating student well-being, high academic standards and achievement for all. Success at school is the result of students, parents/carers and teachers working together.

Ofsted reported in February 2016:

The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is outstanding.

Relationships between teachers and pupils are excellent. Pupils enjoy learning, settle quickly and apply themselves diligently The culture and climate within the school is positive. Good progress across a broad range of subjects means the proportion of pupils gaining the English Baccalaureate is significantly above average. Consequently, pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education.

The curriculum offers a good range of academic and vocational courses and there is a focus on the development of reading and literacy skills.