SEND Teaching Assistant

Posted 15 June by Surrey County Council
Description

Please note that this vacancy is not part of Surrey County Council, we are advertising this on behalf of a partnership organisation.

Full Address: St Peter's C of E Infant School, Tandridge Lane,Tandridge, Oxted, Surrey RH8 9NN

Job details

Main Functions: To assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the pupil(s) to whom you are assigned, to enable him/her to make best use of the educational opportunities available to them.

To aid the pupil to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own by, for example:

  1. Clarifying and explaining instructions.
  2. Ensuring the pupil is able to use equipment and materials provided.
  3. Motivating and encouraging the pupil(s) as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils' needs.
  4. Assisting in identified areas, e.g. speech and language, reading, spelling, numbers etc.
  5. Using praise, commentary and assistance to encourage the pupil to concentrate and stay on task.
  6. Liaising with class teacher, SENDCO and other professionals about individual education plans (IEPs), contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate.
  7. Providing additional nurture to individuals when requested by the class teacher or SENDCO.
  8. Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies.
  9. Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupil.
  10. To establish supportive relationships with the pupil concerned.
  11. To promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil with SEND, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner.
  12. Monitor the pupil's response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes.
  13. To give positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce and sustain the pupil's efforts and develop self-reliance and self-esteem.
  14. To support the pupil in developing social skills both in and out of the classroom.
  15. To provide regular feedback on the pupil's learning and behaviour to the teacher/SENDCO, including feedback on the effectiveness of the behaviour strategies adopted.
  16. Under the direction of the teacher, carry out and report on systematic observations of pupils to gather evidence of their knowledge, understanding and skills upon which the teacher makes judgements about their stage of development.
  17. When working with a group of pupils, understand and use group dynamics to promote group effectiveness and support group and individual performance.
  18. Where appropriate, to know and apply positive handling techniques.
  19. To know and apply school policies on Child Protection and Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Behaviour, Teaching and Learning, Equal opportunities etc.
  20. Where appropriate to develop a relationship to foster links between home and school, and to keep the school informed of relevant information.
  21. To be aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/school.
  22. To contribute towards reviews of the pupil's progress as appropriate.
  23. To comply with legal and organisational requirements for maintaining the health, safety and security of yourself and others in the learning environment.
  24. To take part in training activities offered by the school to further knowledge and skills of working with a child with specific learning difficulties.
  25. To be willing to support playground/break time supervision e.g. educational games, homework clubs etc.
  26. To accompany teacher and pupils on educational visits.
  27. To carry out the above duties in accordance with the Education Department's Equal opportunities Policy.

To start in September 2019.

Reference: 38228514

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