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Learning Support Worker job vacancy in Somerset

Job type:
£60 to £75 per day
Teaching Assistant
Job reference:
Consultant name:
Andrew Reed
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Learning Support Worker job vacancy in Somerset, Contract position

Learning support staff in schools perform a vital function of bridging the gap between what teachers are teaching and what students are learning. This is challenging enough in a mainstream primary school, but if students have any additional learning needs, then learning support workers need to be skilled and able spin the plates of pushing students to maximise progress, supporting them pastorally, catering to their additional needs, managing their behaviour, and building rapport to gain their trust.

Does this sound like the sort of challenge you'd be interested in? ITN Mark is working with an SEN school that caters specifically for students between 7-18 who have been excluded from mainstream schools because of barriers that have been put up after some kind of trauma. This trauma can be inflicted by students themselves, their families, or their peers, and can result in behaviour which can make access to learning incredibly difficult. Inclusion is at the core of this school's ethos, and a student has never been permanently excluded.

The school is looking for learning support workers to support their students with accessing education from as soon as possible until Christmas, with the possibility of a permanent job if the fit is right. The school runs a large proportion of its lessons outside, and tries to avoid a traditional classroom setting wherever possible. Most of the teaching is done on a 1:1 basis, so that students' individual needs can be catered for, unlike in a mainstream school where they can be lost in the noise of 30 others.

If you were interested in this vacancy, give Laura or Andy a call at the Bristol office, or send in your CV using the links on this website.

ITN Mark Education is an Equal Opportunities Employer. ITN Mark Education is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.