LSA Role Profile
Purpose of Role
- To assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the pupils to whom you are assigned.
- To enable the pupils to make the best use of the educational opportunities available to them.
Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.
Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.
Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.
Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.
LSA Key Responsibilities
- To establish supportive relationships with the pupil(s) concerned.
- To determine the intervention strategies to be used to manage the behaviour of pupils with behavioural or emotional difficulties with the teacher.
- To promote the acceptance and inclusion of pupil(s) of Determination, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner.
- Monitor the pupil’s response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes.
- Support students with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills
- Provide pupils with the level and type of support specified by the teacher, whilst at the same time encouraging the pupils towards independence and accepting responsibility for their own behaviour.
- Establish a good relationship with the pupils by using language and other communication skills that the pupil can understand and relate to.
- Encourage pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner.
- Promote positive pupil behaviour in line with school policies by the use of praise and encouragement.
- To supervise and support the children’s play involving toys and apparatus and role play under the direction of the teacher.
- To assist with language and other activities under the direction of the teacher.
- To liaise regularly with the teacher and Inclusion Coordinator and to take part in planning meetings, inset days and any other meetings as required.
- To take part in such activities, including swimming and outings, as may be required.
- To abide by and work towards all the policies within the school e.g. Health and Safety.
Skills, Qualifications and Experience
- Experience of delivering interventions/curriculum within a school setting
- Experience of working with young people with SEN
- Experience of working effectively with the parents /carers of young people
- Commitment to ensuring that all children are well safeguarded, supported and guided in both their personal development and academic
- Experience of working within schools
- Good understanding of teaching and learning principles
- Good understanding of the emotional and psychological needs of young people
- Ability to work creatively and therapeutically with children with a wide range of complex SEN, some of whom may show challenging behaviours
- An ability to use ICT effectively
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with adults and young people
- The ability to work flexibly as part of a team and to work cooperatively and collaboratively
- Evidence of a good record of attendance and punctuality, and an ability to cope under pressure
- Work constructively as part of a team understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within the team
- Energy, ambition and enthusiasm with a willingness to develop new skills
- Ability to establish inclusive, respectful, supportive and constructive relationships with young people
- Commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people
- Ability to relate to young people and adults
- Willingness to undertake any training required for the development of this role
ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles
ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.