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Learning Support Assistant Wokingham

Academics Ltd

Up to £75 per day

Wokingham, Berkshire

Temporary | Contract Hours



Learning Support Assistant Wokingham - Education and Training - Learning Support Assistant Wokingham - March 8th start

Schools with vulnerable students will be the very last that close, it gives you a good appreciation of the work that education professionals do when maintaining and raising attainment, in very trying contexts.

Ideal role for an Aspiring Clinical, Education or Forensic, Psychologist for example, combined with Social Justice and Probation. Roles will also appeal to psychology graduates interested in Social, Youth and Criminal Justice. Looking at the Socio- Economic, class, race and faith factors that affect mental health and the approaches to mental health, is a crucial area.

This Graduate TA role in a specialist SEMH school for boys aged 9-16 that have excluded from their mainstream education. There will be a plethora of reasons why each boy is in the school, they will have suffered different traumas and all different contexts. It's a case of forming relationships with the boys, over time. There are no quick fixes here, if you have a utopian idea of being able to 'save' every student, you will not succeed. You may help plant ideas that you will not see the full, positive effects or end results from, know that they are there and will happen.

The key and your ultimate success will be to show the boys the value of their education, there is a huge focus on restorative practices.

Sincerity is vital, you must know why you want to work with the boys. If you have had previous personal, family experience or support work experience as a graduate, this will give you a solid foundation.

Many of the students will be very dynamic with unique personalities, discovering their sexualities and starting to form opinions on a range of subjects. Safeguarding and pragmatism are critical in such a role.

Learning Support Assistant Wokingham - Education and Training - Learning Support Assistant Wokingham

***Focus on enabling the boys to be able to go back into mainstream education

***Rehabilitation of students, understanding their traumas and what has led them to be excluded in the first place

***Specialist SEMH school, all male students. 9-16

***£80 per day, LSA role is for the academic year to July 2021, 8.15 to 16.15, immediate start

***Some of the students you will be working with will be in the early stages of rehabilitation and understanding their behaviour

***Opportunity to network with several education professionals in Wokingha,

***Working 1:1 with at least pupils with varying degrees of SEN from Mild Learning Difficulties to Severe Autism.

Education and Training provided, safeguarding and Prevent training provided.

***Fantastic CPD provided by teachers and tutors, ideal for when you start a MSc or research project. The latter part of the day, once the students have gone home, is dedicated to training for all the staff

***You will be working with likeminded Criminology and Psychology Graduates, with similar objectives in Dorking.

***Opportunity to interview and spend the day in the school, seeing how the school and students operate

Learning Support Assistant Wokingham - Education and Training - Learning Support Assistant Wokingham