Learning Support Assistant - Walsall Academy

Area: Learning (Support)
Management Level: General Support
Closing date for applications: 03/10/2023

Position Description

At Walsall Academy our key aim is to educate children to the best of our abilities with the desired outcome of developing a happy and employable child. Our Inclusion team is vital to securing this outcome and form a vital part of the support on offer for our most vulnerable learners. Our Learning Support Assistants are highly valued and receive bespoke training to develop their knowledge and understanding of the educational system and student’s individual needs. If you are passionate about supporting young people and wish to develop a future in education the role of a LSA is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life. This role would suit an individual who is looking for a rewarding working environment where they will have the opportunity to work as part of a team.

Qualifications

  • GCSE English and Maths with further GCSE’s

Work Related Experience and Associated Skills

  • Experience of working in a supportive role within an educational setting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Resilience, patience and professionalism to manage children in a calm yet authoritative manner
  • Ability to encourage and maintain a good standard of discipline through positive relationships and mutual respect
  • Ability to communicate to a variety of stakeholders professionally
  • Ability to reflect on own practice

Specialist Knowledge and Understanding

  • Secure knowledge and understanding of the secondary education system
  • Ability to confidently use ICT software specifically Microsoft Office and the academy administration system
  • Knowledge and aptitude to support students in learning

Personal Skills and Attributes

  • Determination to encourage the highest quality of learning experience for all students under your supervision
  • A commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to establish good and productive working relationships, and work well in a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively to staff, students, parents, orally and in writing
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Able to empathise with young people and yet be firm, fair and consistent when dealing with them
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Enthusiasm, energy and stamina
  • Sense of humour and perspective
  • Personal presence