Job Title :Part Time (0.5) Assistant SENCo (HLTA)
Grade : Outer London NJC SCP 16-20
Line Manager : SENCo
Main purpose of the job
• To assist the SENCo in supporting the learning of pupils with Special Educational Needs throughout the school.
• This includes liaising with teachers, teaching assistants, parents and outside agencies; assessing, planning and delivering or supporting delivery of provision and interventions for individuals and small groups; using data and school systems to produce and maintain provision maps, reports and other evidence for individual students; assisting the SENCO with SEN administration
None, except in the familiarisation of new members of staff or volunteers
Main responsibilities and tasks
1. General supervision within the school and classroom to ensure health and safety is maintained and pupil welfare needs are met.
2. To ensure assessment and recording of pupil progress, prepare reports as required and take part in general consultations.
3. To undertake appropriate in service training, keeping abreast of school, local and national developments particularly in relation to SEND.
4. Ensure that all current school policy and practice is observed, particularly those related to Child protection and Health and Safety.
5. Work within the SEND Code of Practice and other relevant legislation such as the Equality Act (2010)
6. To support the development of positive, supportive relationships with pupils’ families communicating and consulting effectively.
7. Undertake duties as reasonably directed, eg. accompanying pupils out of school on trips, occasionally covering classes in the short term absence of the class teacher.
Support for Pupils
8. Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Support Plans for identified pupils with SEND or those who potentially have SEND.
9. Actively promote the effective inclusion of all pupils with SEND across the school.
10. Take responsibility for the acquisition and maintenance of appropriate resources for pupils with SEND whilst keeping to the allocated budget.
11. Support the development or modification of teaching resources to meet the needs of pupils with SEND
12. Where appropriate work directly with pupils with SEND within classes or for specific interventions
13. Proactively work to identify and implement solutions for any difficulties associated with SEND provision across the school
14. Refer any concerns for the welfare of pupils with SEND to the SENCo
15. Support with access arrangements for external assessments (eg. Yr6 SATs) as appropriate.
16. Set up and co-ordinate the implementation of specialist support and therapies (eg. S&L, OT) for identified pupils
Support for Staff
17. Liaise regularly with teaching and support staff, contributing to planning and assessment and reviewing provision.
18. Where appropriate advise teaching staff on specific strategies and teaching methods that may overcomes barriers to learning for individual pupils.
19. Be prepared to work with any group or class as part of the teaching team.
20. Support class teachers in managing pupil behaviour in line with school policy and referring any difficulties as appropriate.
21. Be aware of pupil progress concerns and discuss these with the SENCo and class teachers
22. Regularly record strategies, provision and intervention for pupils on the SEN and Monitoring registers and the impact these have had on pupil progress.
23. Liaise with class teachers and subject leaders to overcome any curriculum access difficulties for pupils with SEND.
24. Contribute to the planning and review of support programmes
Support for the SENCo
25. Undertake administrative tasks to support the SENCo eg. sending letters and reports to outside agencies and parents
26. Act as a first point of contact for parents of SEND pupils.
27. Liaise with the LA and outside agencies as necessary
28. Carry out all administrative tasks associated with annual reviews, ensuring paperwork is completed to a high standard and submitted on time.
29. Ensure that the SEN register, pupil and other records are kept up to date
30. Assist with the booking and timetabling of therapies and assessments provided by external agencies.
31. Act as a first point of contact for outside agencies working with SEND pupils in the school.
32. To attend relevant meetings and participate in training opportunities and professional performance development as required.
33. To participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development and training opportunities in discussion with line manager
34. The above duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required by the Headteacher to carry out appropriate duties within the context of the job, skills and grade.
Ivybridge Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.