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Harris Federation

SEN Learning Support Assistant

Reference: 1e612f15-116f-4305-9d23-129f5d791d83
Employer: Harris Federation
Location: Not Specified
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Working With Us

We have developed a set of Values and ‘Habits of the Mind’ which are embedded in all aspects of our school culture.

We believe that our values must become habitual if children are to be effective citizens and workers in 21st Century. They must be able to communicate, to collaborate in teams, to continuously learn and to function in a data-rich society.

We aim for our children to become effective citizens of the future.

We aim to develop a school community who can:

  1. Build healthy RELATIONSHIPS by becoming RESPECTFUL individuals.
  1. Succeed LIVING IN THE WIDER WORLD by becoming RESPONSIBLE citizens.
  2. Experience positive PHYSICAL HEALTH & WELLBEING by becoming RESILIENT learners.

We will do this by integrating our Habits of the Mind throughout our school culture and curriculum. Children will learn how to be:


  • Listen & Understand
  • Collaborate & Think


  • Question & Reason
  • Support & Challenge


  • Focus & Sustain
  • Review & Repeat

This will provide a road map for individuals, for classrooms and throughout our curriculum, pedagogy and professional development.

In addition to our Values and Vision, we also have our Five Curriculum Principals:

Our curriculum will be:

  1. accessible to all
  2. promote oracy
  3. knowledge-led
  4. develop character
  5. inspire ambition

Main Areas of Responsibility

As Learning Support Assistant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Attending to the child’s personal needs and implementing related personal programmes, including social, health, physical hygiene and welfare matters
  • Working with the class teacher and Inclusion Manager to support the implementation of person centred planning and targets for SEND children
  • Liaising with appropriate external SEND or health professionals to ensure that advice on provision for individual SEND children is effectively implemented
  • Supervising and support SEND children ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Establishing good relationships with all children, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all children

As part of making reasonable adjustments, it will sometimes be necessary to direct LSAs to support children’s intimate care needs in line with the academy Intimate Care Policy and to maintain their health, safety and personal dignity.

What We are Looking For

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Qualifications to GCSE Level standard or equivalent
  • Knowledge and understanding of pupils with social and emotional difficulties that may impact upon their behaviour
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software
  • Some knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.

Applying for this Position

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

How to Apply

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