Cardiff Steiner School are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to provide 1:1 support for a rising 4 year-old child at our Kindergarten.
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You’ll join our dedicated team and provide 1:1 support for learning and social emotional development, in line with the pupil’s Individual Development Plan (IDP).
Hours: 8.25 hours per week term time only, Monday to Thursday from 9.00 – 11.00am (with one morning 8.45am start)
Salary: £9.50 per hour plus statutory holiday pay (equivalent to £10.65 per hour)
This rewarding role will suit someone with a real interest in supporting children with additional learning needs, and the confidence, understanding and resourcefulness to help them achieve their potential.
You should have a sound track-record of supporting individual children, ideally at early years or primary age, and will see beyond simply providing help, focusing more on enabling independent learning and progress. You’ll have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with children and act as a positive role model to them.
You’ll share our ethos that ‘play is the work of childhood’ and the enthusiasm to learn about Steiner education and put its principles into practice.
Cardiff Steiner School is a small, independent Steiner School for children age 3 to 18. Steiner Education is the largest and fastest growing independent school system in the world, with 1000 schools worldwide. Our distinctive, international curriculum integrates academic, artistic and practical learning into a rich, balanced education.
We have two mixed-age Kindergartens, Sun Garden and Rose Garden, with up to 16 children aged 3 to 6 in each group. You’ll be part of our experienced and well-established Kindergarten Team, led by a specially trained Kindergarten Teachers.
Formal learning does not start in Steiner Schools until a child enters Class 1 at age 6. Instead the Early Childhood curriculum prepares children for formal learning by first providing time and opportunity to develop socially, emotionally and physically in a creative, secure, enabling and harmonious environment.
The foundation skills in literacy and numeracy are laid through an environment rich in hands on activity and play and where language and communication are enabled through a rich oral tradition.
The Kindergarten day follows a predictable pattern, alternating child-led time with a teacher-led activity. The day includes a period of free play which could take place inside or out, and alongside a particular activity such as baking, painting, handcraft. The day flows with regular and repetitive activity, such as Ring-time (or ‘circle time’) which includes songs and rhythmical verses, music and movement. The snack, prepared by adults and children is shared together around the table, where the mood is relaxed and social.
Other activities include painting, drawing, crafts and the domestic arts such as cooking, baking, cleaning and care for self and others. The strong tradition of oral storytelling and puppetry are a part of the morning, and usually end the session.
We are a family School with engaged and creative children, a collaborative staff team, supportive families and a strong community spirit. Our people are at the heart of our success and we have developed a strong culture of collaboration where staff are valued and your input, enthusiasm and talents will be welcomed and appreciated. You’ll have the support and guidance of our expert Early Years team and Additional Learning Needs Coordinator.
Cardiff Steiner School is committed to safeguarding children and young people, we expect all applicants to uphold this. All candidates must have suitability to work with children, and post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check.
How to apply
You are very welcome to contact us to discuss the post on Tel: 029 2056 7986 or email email@example.com
Please take a look at the Job Description and Person Specification below and complete and return the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Questionnaire to:
Nicola Robinson, Cardiff Steiner School, Hawthorn Road West, Llandaff North, Cardiff CF14 2FL firstname.lastname@example.org
The recruitment process will involve an interview and observed practice.
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