Learning Support Assistant

Wandsworth, London
SG187514_1552559121
Date Posted:14 Mar 2019
  1. Learning Support Assistant
£70 - £90 per day + negotiable
  1. Long-term

Learning Support Assistant

Wandsworth, London
Tradewind are now working in partnership with an Alternative Provision who are looking for a learning support assistant that is committed to educating and nurturing pupils with Social and Emotional Mental Health Difficulties.

This full time, ongoing learning support assistant role is for an all-male class of KS3 and KS4 students. The setting is based in Wandsworth, South London and has practical transport links, plus parking.

This alternative provision supports students who come to them at various points of their secondary schooling, usually because of their previous school placement having broken down, whether through ill-health, behaviour issues or other difficulties, leaving them frequently feeling less than positive about themselves and their life chances. The provision has a proven track record either to support the children to return to regular schooling or by completing year 11 with them.

The successful Learning Support Assistant should:
*Have the drive to dramatically improve the life chances of students, whose previous experience of schools has, for whatever reasons, not been a wholly positive experience
*Accelerate the upward trajectory of rapid improvement and complete the schools onward journey from their recent Ofsted awarded 'Good' in 'Effectiveness of leadership and management' and 'Personal development, behaviour and welfare' with 'Requires Improvement' in other areas (2019) to Outstanding
*Be able to provide evidence of successful experiences from working with pupils in a PRU/Alternative Provision/SEMH background
*Be familiar with Keystage 3 and 4 curriculum


The education and care provided to the students at the school is continually improving, giving young people quality access to an education regardless of the starting point. The correct learning support assistant will have a mission to support getting the children back on track, either through a return to regular schooling or in to further education at college.

By taking this position through Tradewind, you will work with a consultant that has over 10 years of experience working within SEN schools and recruitment to support you through your placement each step of the way. As a leading education recruitment agency, we also have more benefits as listed below.

By registering with Tradewind, we can offer you:

*We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay
*We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
*Great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn up to *£100
*Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
*Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
*Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
*Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants


To join us and be successful in this Special Needs Teacher role you will need to:
*Hold QTS status or equivalent teaching qualification
*This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks
*Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained
*You must have the legal right to work in the UK

To be considered for this great position as Learning Support Assistant in Wandsworth, contact Sasha Green on 0207 845 5450 / OPTION 3 or s.green@twrecruitment.com
We look forward to hearing from you and helping take you on the next step of your career.
Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates, clients and employees come first. At Tradewind you will have access to 25 fully certified CPD courses, that's 18 more than our next nearest competitor, all focused on making you the best you can be. We have the very best people available to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you. Put simply; we listen, we learn, we deliver. Why? Because our people matter most.
We specialise in matching Teachers and Support Staff to their dream job, and help Primary, Secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 11 offices in the UK, including: London, the West Midlands, the North West, East Anglia, the North East, the South West, Yorkshire, the Midlands, Herts and Bucks.
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