Sen Teaching Assistant

Posted 18 June by Reed Education
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If you share our passion for making a real difference to the lives of children and young people with special needs this could be a great role for you. 

Main Purpose of the job:

  • To uphold and work towards the school’s vision, values and aims, supporting the school’s ethos and mission.
  • To support the teacher and colleagues with the organisation and teaching of individual educational programmes, behaviour support and well-being of pupils.
  • To be a positive member of the school team.
  • To enable pupils and their parents/ careers to make the most effective use of the educational opportunities offered.
  • To participate in personal professional development to support your own job effectiveness and to support the priority areas identified in the School Development Plan.
  • To support and encourage opportunities for integration and inclusion wherever appropriate.

Key Tasks The specific areas of responsibility for TAs will depend upon which class they are based in, and they should follow guidance from the class teacher. Tasks can include:

  • Support the teacher in creating an organised and vibrant learning environment.
  • Support pupils in their learning under the direction of the teacher.
  • Assist the class teacher with observations of pupil progress and school’s record keeping systems including the filing of children’s work.
  • Support pupils to work on individual educational priorities [IEPs] and assist the teacher with the recording and setting of objectives.
  • Preparation of the classroom for pupils ‘activities, tidying and clearing away, cleaning of equipment and help maintain an ordered and attractive classroom.
  • Creating a Total Communication environment with support from the teacher
  • Supporting pupils in mainstream classes where appropriate under the guidance of the teacher.
  • Taking responsibility for the class or a group of pupils, with guidance from the teacher when the teacher is not in the room e.g. break time, Hydro swim, or meeting with other professionals, appraisals etc for no longer 3 hours.
  • Being committed to working with pupils with special needs including those that display behaviours of concern and have a range of learning difficulties.

Grade 6 (points 8 – 13)

£17,024.35 to £18,520.58 [FTE Salary £24,702 to £26,873]

8:30 / 8:45 – 3:00 / 3:15 30 hours a week Monday to Friday

38 weeks per year, term time only (plus 1.5 hour meeting weekly and 3 INSET days)

Permanent Full time to start as soon as possible (Part time also available)

Reference: 52895510

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