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Learning Support Assistant

At Oasis Academy South Bank , based in
Salary: Scale Point S7-S12 pro rota
Role: Full-time
Contract: Fixed-term
Start Date: September 2021
Applications Closed 09:00 AM on Friday 21st May 2021

A. Professional and Personal Characteristics

•S - Scholarship - Post holder will have a committed and wholehearted belief that all young people, regardless of starting point, need or complexity can make outstanding progress and reach top grades at GCSE and achieve 3 good A-levels

•T - Transformation- Post holder will have an optimistic and positive belief that all young people can constantly change and transform into confident, ambitious, honest, happy, hard-working, respectful citizens. More widely, a desire to be part of a team that is leading community transformation. Post holder will be committed to challenging the status quo

•A - Aspiration - Post holder will instil in young people a belief in themselves about what is possible and will consistently act as an aspirational role model in all that they do.

•I - Inclusion - Post holder will fully include all children regardless of complexity, need or starting point. Post holder will be committed to including all aspects of a child’s social, emotional and cultural development.  Post holder will never isolate, exclude or disconnect a student or group of students.

•R - Resilience - Post holder will be determined, hardworking and relentless in achieving the vision and instilling the values in our school. 

•S - Social Responsibility- Post holder will be committed to instilling a sense of responsibility for helping our  community and altruistically ‘giving back’ to our immediate, local, national and global communities.    



 To ensure all students, regardless of their starting point, complexity or need make outstanding progress in  our Academy



 Preparation of Lessons

  • Responsible for supporting the provision of the differentiated resources and materials needed for ensuring all students in that class make outstanding progress
  • Co-planning lessons with teachers to ensure that the differentiation is meeting the learning objectives.
  • Planning small withdrawal group work if appropriate and creating lesson plans and resources for that small withdrawal group


 In the classroom

  • Team teaching with lead teacher
  • Small group withdrawal
  • 1-2-1 provision for children if appropriate
  • Following and promoting school policies on pupil behaviour
  • Supporting implementation of strategies to manage behaviour
  • Employing strategies for behaviour management and report any problems to the teacher  Covering lessons where appropriate


Outside the classroom

  • Updating parents on student progress
  • Tracking and maintaining records about reading levels and student underachievement
  • Identifying, using data, any unidentified students with SEND
  • Supporting students with SEND and exam access arrangements in assessments


Wider Contribution to the Academy

  • Supporting to deliver a morning Daily DEAR session 
  • Having regular wellbeing catch-ups with students with SEND
  • Running small group literacy intervention sessions
  • Running or supporting enrichment sessions: sport, music, technology, language etc
  • Helping with the organisation of educational visits and going on them
  • Assisting with duties (before school, at break time, lesson transitions, lunchtime, student dismissal)


Annual Reviews and Target Setting

  • Attending annual reviews for any Education, Health & Care Plan students ensuring all targets are written and continually updated
  • Completing student profiles/ SEN Support Plans on all SEN students with SMART measurable targets
  • Ensuring all staff are aware through regular bulletins about targets and changes to teaching strategies needed for individuals
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individuals and groups
  • Establishing relationships with individuals through 1-2-1 meetings and meetings with parents
  • Interacting appropriately and professionally with teachers and other colleagues and parents/carers
  • Refer matters where necessary to other professionals in school, passing on concerns to the relevant person
  • Caring for children in ways that shows respect and understanding for their home values and practices, complying with parents’ wishes


Review and develop own professional practice

  • Taking part in regular reviews of practice and take advantage of development opportunities
  • Setting personal targets and attending relevant courses/in-service training


Support maintenance of pupil safety

  • Demonstrating awareness of symptoms associated with minor health problems
  • Having full knowledge of Health and Safety policy
  • Responding to minor health problems, for example with regard to asthma, allergies etc.
  • Reporting any illness to teacher or other member of staff responsible for dealing with pupil health

Support use of ICT in the classroom

  • Knowledge of the sorts of ICT software and hardware that we use
  • Preparing ICT equipment for use
  • Supporting classroom use of equipment

Provide support for multilingual/bilingual pupils

  • Knowledge of the school’s policy for supporting multilingual/bilingual pupils
  • Explaining purpose of activities to children
  • Agreeing with teacher strategies for supporting pupil
  • Knowledge of school’s policies for inclusion, equal opportunities, multiculturalism and anti-racism 
  • Helping pupils to access curriculum and support development of target language
  • Utilising cross curricular opportunities to develop target language skills
  • Dealing with the challenges of the language demands of learning activities in ways that maintain pupil confidence and self-esteem
  • Help pupils to develop literacy and numeracy skills
  • Knowledge of school’s policies for literacy and numeracy
  • Working with individuals and groups on number or literacy tasks
  • Knowledge of intervention strategies to support pupils with literacy and numeracy difficulties
  • Supporting access to the curriculum through provision of support for literacy/numeracy difficulties.


 D.  Safeguarding children and young people

Oasis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young People. We expect  all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including an enhanced DBS check.


Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

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How do I Apply?

To apply for the position of Learning Support Assistant, please download (saving to your computer) and complete the above Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms and either upload and submit the forms Online or by Email.