Zen Educate
27th March start
Expiring 28th July
Barnet, London
Full Time
Posted 8 months ago
Job ID: 15010
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Job description

Term time only hours • 35 hours per week – 8:30 to 16:00, Mon to Fri • Competitive salary • Position start date: ASAP A new independent school provision for young people aged 11-18 who will thrive in a small, therapeutic and nurturing environment. The team are passionate about providing opportunities for those students currently out of education or those who are not coping within the mainstream setting. Our aim is to work consistently to provide excellence for every student. With a highly-trained team, we support each student’s individual needs, particularly focusing on those students needing a safe, but aspirational, environment to recapture an often lost passion for learning and creativity. Initially growing out of the years of experience at the consistently Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ The student’s needs and wellbeing are at the heart of everything that we do, and we take pride in helping our students to re-engage with their learning and thrive and develop as individuals and as part of a community. We do this through individualised care, in small class sizes, alongside a team composed not just of educationalists, but a wide array of healthcare professionals who work together as part of a multi-disciplinary team. We are extremely proud of the tireless efforts of all of our staff, driven by the desire to bring about the best outcomes for each and every one of our students. If you have any questions, or know anybody who might benefit from our services, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. The opportunity where our pupils achieve far more than they ever expected. As a Learning Support Assistant you will connect directly with the brilliant children and young people we care for, helping to make sure they get the very best from their education. They have so much potential, and they will rely on you to guide their learning journeys bespoke to them. You will be providing teaching support, implementing and actualising the targets set out in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and assist with the specific strategies and goal outlined in a student’s Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP). You will be adaptable and ready to work in a variety of classroom roles, both indoors and outside according to individual need. Taking a responsive and caring approach, you may be running classroom activities, leading outdoor experiences or supervising children as they explore further afield. • A positive and child-centred individual • Excellent interpersonal skills with colleagues, parents and pupils • Ability to: o Create a happy, challenging and effective learning environment o Establish a rapport with children, engaging them, keeping them focused and motivated o Respond effectively to children and adapt teaching approach o Demonstrate teaching and learning taking place in the classroom • To be good humoured and enthusiastic • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, to a variety of audiences • Strong team working skills • Well organised with good planning skills • Able to stay calm under pressure • Smart and presentable appearance • Aspirational and empathetic to the needs of children with additional needs • Innovative • Creative • Flexible and resourceful