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Learning Support Assistant Trainee (Kickstart 6 Month Paid Placement)

At a glance

Rushmore Primary School
National Minimum Wage
Closing date
6 Month Placement
25 hours per week

This advert is to express your interest in this Kickstart placement, not to apply for it, an advisor will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

About Rushmore Primary School

Rushmore is a friendly, caring and welcoming community school in a diverse and exciting part of Hackney. We believe in the power of partnership and community involvement to support learning for all. We do everything to ensure that all our children become confident, happy and creative learners, individuals and citizens and we will settle for nothing less. At
Rushmore School we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people.

The Role

Providing support for pupils through being able to:

  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
  • Assist with the implementation of Individual School Support/Behaviour Plans
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Promote self-esteem and independence.
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher.
  • Deliver pastoral and learning support.
  • Deal with minor incidents and the health and hygiene of the children.
  • Under the direction of the teacher, work with small groups of children and take responsibility for their learning.

Providing support for teachers through being able to:

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work.
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
  • Establish and maintain constructive relationships with parents/carers.
  • Provide clerical/admin, support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, etc.
  • Work within an agreed system of supervision with small groups of children and take responsibility for their learning.

Providing support for the school through being able to:

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at playtime and lunchtime.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher.
  • Assist in the general care of the school environment by undertaking tidying of general areas.
  • Promote equal opportunities at all times.
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/ professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support the achievement and progress of pupils.

About You

  • You will need to have good numeracy, literacy and communication skills and be able to use technology effectively to support learning.
  • You will be expected to have the ability to self-evaluate your own learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities.
  • You must be able to relate well to children and adults and work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.
  • You must always display a commitment to the protection and safeguarding of
    children and young people.

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