Learning Support Assistant for a pupil with a Statement of Special Educational Needs
Duties will include running specific activities to assist the pupil’s individual learning and social needs. The LSA will be responsible for implementing the targets on the pupils’ Individual Education Plan in liaison with the class teacher and Inclusion Manager.
To provide learning support for the pupil in class or in withdrawal situations, either 1:1 or small groups.
To develop knowledge of the particular needs of the child and seek advice from Inclusion Manager, class teacher and outside agencies as required..
To aid access to the full range of learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom and provide modified materials as required e.g. worksheets, games, visual prompt cards etc.
To make or modify resources as suggested and advised by the Inclusion Manager, Educational Psychologist or other outside agencies.
To be involved in the planning and preparation of the day to day class activities.
To organise and maintain an inclusive learning environment both in the classroom and outside.
To support the pupil in the playground, being mindful of his health and safety in relation to his condition, and encouraging safe interactive play.
Motivate and encourage the pupil to have a go at activities they may be unsure of.
Provide positive reinforcements, praise and rewards.
Facilitate inclusion in small group activities with peers and support interaction between them.
To attend in service training and relevant meetings relevant to the post in order to keep up to date with developments in working with children with special educational needs.
Provide support and facilitate interaction with peers in the classroom and around school.
To foster links between home and school.
To participate in relevant professional development as deemed appropriate for the needs of the child.
To understand and apply the school policies on learning and behaviour, and the Statutory guidelines relating to disability discrimination and special educational needs.
To maintain confidentiality and sensitivity to the pupil’s needs but have regard to the safeguarding procedures of the school and London Borough of Merton
To carry out duties as directed by the Inclusion Manager or Head Teacher,
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