SEN SUPPORT ASSISTANT required at Castle Acre Primary Academy
Initially temporary until August 2019
27.5 hours per week term time plus one week, Monday-Friday
Scale C £8.82 to £9.01 per hour
The Nar Valley Federation of Church Academies would like to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and friendly Learning Support Assistant to support pupils with SEND in our Reception and Year One Class. The role will mainly involve support for an individual pupil with Autism but you may at times also support some of our other children with SEND.
Ideally we are seeking to employ someone who has experience of working with SEND pupils, particularly those with ASD. Experience of using PEX would also be an advantage. An understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage would also be an advantage as the pupils you will be supporting will be working within this curriculum.
You will predominately be based in one class, mainly supporting a young pupil who has an Education Health Care Plan and a diagnosis of ASD. You will be responsible for supporting learning and progress, following guidance from staff and external agencies. You may prepare resources, deliver focused provision to specifically meet the needs of this child and will work alongside existing staff. During your day, you may provide some support for other children in the class with additional needs under the guidance of the class teacher. At lunchtimes, you will provide additional support for the child when outside, as long as this is needed. As such your lunch break may be split.
You will be joining a strong team of staff within a small primary school setting. You will need to be proactive in your approach, kind and caring and work well as part of a team. You will need to be calm and patient, yet consistent and clear in your communication both with the child/ren and parents and carers.
The main areas of responsibility include:
- Supporting a child with ASD within his play and learning experiences
- Delivering focused provision and support to enhance and extend children’s learning and progress under the guidance of external agencies and the class teacher
- Amending resources to ensure these are accessible to the pupil(s) you are working with
- Ensure you are clear about intended learning outcomes and how these may be achieved
- Provide additional adult support to enable the named pupil to have wider access to a range of learning opportunities
- Supporting the child to develop an understanding of routines and expectations within the class
For further information or to request an application form please contact Miss Karen Howman (Secretary) on 01760-755305. If you would like to visit the school prior to submitting an application, this would be welcomed and can be arranged via the school office.
Deadline for receipt of applications: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Interviews: Week beginning 7th January 2019
The Nar Valley Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.