We are looking to appoint Teaching Assistants to support the teaching of primary learners with special needs in a brand new school. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate, committed and resilient practitioner.
Primary classroom teaching assistant
The school is part of an Academy and will be a specialist provision for learners with social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH). When fully open the provision will be for learners aged from 4 to 16 years of age. The Academy will be opening in April 2018 and will start with year 1, year 2 and year 3 learners. Learners will be taught in small groups and all groups are supported by teaching assistants.
The Academy is based in Kings Lynn and is being commissioned by Norfolk County Council to provide education for learners with EHCPs. The Academy will strive to provide high quality teaching and learning that will enable West Norfolk children to learn essential life skills whilst remaining in their community.
The successful candidate will:
· work with individuals and groups of learners, assist in ensuring learners are kept on task and complete activities set by the teacher
· set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge learners
· deal with behavioural and special needs issues in conjunction with the teacher, using positive behaviour management strategies to foster the emotional well-being of all learners and ensure a safe learning environment
· deliver SEN interventions
· help implement lesson plans, aims and contents with the teacher
· provide feedback to learners without reference to the teacher
· take small groups of learners for defined activities.
· support and work with the teacher in testing/assessment.
· provide detailed written reports when addressing complex learner needs.
· be an effective and resilient team member.
A commitment to both staff well-being and professional development is seen as key to building this new school successfully. Full training will be given to post holders, dependent on their previous experience and skills, through high quality induction and support.
Experience of teaching learners with SEN needs is desirable but not essential.