Required as soon as possible: SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS TEACHING ASSISTANT FOR THE ROLE OF ASSISTANT TO THE INCLUSION LEADER (20HRS/WEEK SPREAD OVER 4-5 DAYS/WEEK).
Grade scale 5, SCP 11-15 (depending on experience and/or relevant training). 20hrs/week, 39 weeks/year (term-time only), 8:30-12:30 Monday to Friday, £11,366-£12,207 per year including holiday pay, depending on experience and/or relevant training.
Sheen Mount is a friendly, inclusive school with a reputation for excellence in learning provided within a caring and supportive environment. The talented and committed staff provide a challenging curriculum and have high expectations for the success of all children, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.
CORE PURPOSE : To assist the Inclusion Leader in carrying out specific duties related to inclusion and all pupils who fall within this area. To support the Inclusion Leader in the execution and follow up of the currently approximately 25 Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) in the school. This includes communication with parents, educational staff and therapists, document administration and progress management and reviews. To carry out teaching duties as required to relieve class teachers when they are needed for Annual Reviews of pupils with an EHCP. To assume responsibilities of the Inclusion Leader, as it relates to Inclusion, in her absence. To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school. To have a shared responsibility for the progress and well-being of all children and a specific responsibility for the progress of children with additional needs.
: The role reports directly to the Inclusion Leader, who is also the Assistant Headteacher and a member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Support the Inclusion Leader in executing Education and Health Care Plans, pupils on the SEND register and all other pupils with special needs
• Implement measures to improve standards as directed by the Inclusion Leader
• Promote a culture of inclusion within the school community, a culture where all views are valued and taken into account
• Contribute to the day-to-day effective organisation of the EHCPs and the wider Inclusion department.
• Support the Inclusion Leader in the preparation of annual reviews in the context of EHCPs.
• Provide whole-class teaching as and when required to free up teaching staff for annual reviews
• Be an excellent role model, exemplifying a high standard of teaching and promoting high expectations for all members of the school community, with a particular focus on meeting the needs of children with SEN.
• Help with the provision of training and support for staff in all areas of inclusion.
• To assist the Inclusion Leader in ensuring that all children with specific needs are appropriately supported to access the curriculum.
• Assist SEN support staff in fulfilling their responsibilities with regard to inclusion.
• Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people within the school.
• Manage a system of recording the progress of pupils on the SEN register, EAL pupils and PPG pupils, including the use of the school’s intervention tracking software (Provision Mapping), MIS (Arbor) and progress tracking software (Target Tracker).
• Support the Inclusion leader with the formal assessment process for pupils with special needs, which may result in an EHCP being drawn up.
• Support the Inclusion leader in the preparation of annual reviews.
• Assist the Inclusion Leader in establishing positive working relationships with parents of SEN children.
• Support the Inclusion Leader in the induction of pupils within inclusion new to the school.
• Assist in liaising with, and coordinating between, the various support services, agencies and therapists involved in the care of individual pupils.
Closing date for applications: Monday, February 24th, 2020 (5PM)
Interviews: Tuesday, March 3d, 2019; 9:30AM – 12:30PM (exact time slot tbc)
Sheen Mount School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants who are also parents at the school can only be considered for roles which are outside of the year group of their own child(ren). This post is subject to reference checks, permission to work in the UK and an enhanced DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service). Sheen Mount aims to be an equal opportunities employer and to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.
Sheen Mount Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.