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Learning Support Assistant

Essex County Council

Job Description

North East Essex Co-operative Academy is recruiting a ambitious and forward thinking individuals to join our team of Learning Support Assistants.

Are you suited to a fast paced environment?

Do you have an interest in pupils with Special Educational Needs, supporting transition and developing young learners' social skills?

The role is a varied and demanding one, you will need resilience and commitment, as many of our pupils have found mainstream education challenging.

You will need to be able to demonstrate that you can work effectively on your own and as part of a very supportive team.

The role is also suitable for new or experienced LSA's who would like to develop their knowledge of SEN, SEMH and transition. Ideally you will have a background in secondary LSA work, but a background in any child setting would be advantageous.

You will join our school at a very exciting time, as we implement a new curriculum design and look forward to opening a brand new school building in 2023.

Actual salary between £17,797 to £18,886 per annum.

NEECA is a 5 - 16 school for 180+ young people most of whom have found it difficult to be successful in a mainstream school. We are very proud of the provision we offer. Students are taught in small groups and they study the core curriculum at Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. In addition to the core curriculum, we provide rich and varied extended curriculum opportunities ranging from music therapy, targeted literacy intervention, horse riding to vocational courses and work experience placements. Small classes benefit students and enable them to make good progress as staff can ensure that learning is tailored to individual student needs.

At Key Stage 3, in partnership with local schools, we focus on supporting young people to return to a mainstream school. At Key Stage 4, we focus on providing the opportunity for students to gain 5 GCSEs to ensure a successful transition to post 16 education or training. Many of the young people who attend NEECA arrive here at a point of crisis or conflict in their lives. It is our aim to ensure that we help them to regain a sense of confidence and self-esteem which allows them to compete on equal terms with their peers, despite the disruption to their education caused by leaving mainstream school. Enjoy exploring our website to find out more about recent events at our school.

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