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LSA Team Leader – The Orpheus Centre, Surrey

We have an exciting opportunity at Orpheus and are currently looking for a Team leader to help lead and support a team of Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) and Learning Support/Care Assistants (LSCAs)

Salary: £19,500 per annum

9-5, 35 hours per week. (Please note: This is a Term Time Only contract, for 44 weeks a year, 38 of which are term weeks, plus 6 weeks of administration and training to be worked as required by the organisation)  There is a need to be flexible and working hours may be changed in response to the needs of the organisation and will involve some evening and weekend work during performances

The role of the LSA Team Leaders is primarily to lead a small team of LSAs/LSCA’s and support the Additional Learning Support (ALS) Coordinator in administration tasks to ensure the smooth running of the learning support team.  The Team Leaders will also provide practical support for learning sessions, contribute to Student Journey Planners and provide feedback for tutors in respect of students’ learning and achievement.  The Team Leaders will provide information and data to the ALS Co-ordinator, Curriculum leaders and Head of Learning as required.

The following duties will be shared between 3 team leaders:

Lead a team of LSAs/LSCAs

  • To take responsibility for co-ordinating learning support provision in classes and during intensive and performance weeks throughout the academic year
  • To contribute to group timetables by identifying appropriate LSA/LSCA support across the week and updating timetables once completed
  • To create registers and issue these to tutors, monitor their accuracy, collate results and update master sheets, provide data to management when required
  • Coordinate lunch club activities on a rota basis
  • To coordinate volunteers and timetable them effectively working with the volunteer coordinator
  • To carry out risk assessments and maintain and update the risk register for day students, informing members of the learning team and others as appropriate
  • To coordinate the preparation of the student learning diaries ready for distribution on the first day of each half term
  • To coordinate strategies and identified resources to enable students to effectively access learning
  • To support the completion of details in Student Progress files relating to support needs for identified students/communication and social interaction (COIN) students
  • To be responsible for coordinating support during intensive weeks
  • To support and coordinate the roles of Learning Support and Care Assistants (LSCAs)
  • To contribute to group timetables by identifying appropriate LSCA support across the week and updating timetables once completed
  • To monitor personal development, behaviour and welfare (PDBW) logs for all students

For further details please check out the full job description. To apply, please email