Hours – 9 – 15 hours Wednesday – Friday from 9am, term time only
Salary – Hay 9 (£4,492 - £8,599 per annum)
An SEN Teaching Assistant is required, to support a child in Year 6 with an EHCP. Level 2 TA qualification and English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) required. Experience of supporting children’s learning on a 1:1 level will be valuable.
The post holder will
• have the skills to build a positive, nurturing relationship that models inclusion, patience and high expectations
• have extensive experience of the KS2 curriculum
• be able to create and initiate activities as part of an engaging curriculum
• have a sense of humour and be patient but firm with a clear and consistent approach and high expectations of learning and behaviour
• have an understanding of dyslexia and how dyslexia can be supported in the classroom
• have a level two teaching assistant qualification or equivalent
• be a team player with good communication skills, co-ordinating with all stakeholders including parents, other professionals and teachers
• ideally have experience with implementing programmes following advice from professionals such as the educational psychologist
• be creative and show initiative to ensure a variety of teaching approaches using different mediums
• have experience of liaising with outside agencies
• have a good knowledge of the SEN code of Practice, Education Health Care Plans and providing accurate feedback and setting SMART targets.
CCJ can offer
• a highly skilled, enthusiastic and committed staff, strong community and Church links and a fully engaged and supportive Governing Body.
• collective determination to ensure that the school continues the to look for further ways to offer the best for every child.
• a commitment to innovative teaching, contextualised learning and the quality of children’s experiences throughout the curriculum.
• a strong commitment to supporting the learning and social inclusion/development of all SEN children.
• a highly skilled and dedicated group of teaching assistants who work together a team.
• a full commitment to the professional development of staff both as individuals and as a team.
This is a temporary post subject to review under the Education, Care and Health Plan for Special Educational Needs and will continue until the pupil(s) specified leave(s) the school or until the requirement for the work ceases owing to a review of the pupil’s(s’) special educational needs. This role is also partly funded by the school budget and is subject to review.
Visits to the school are very welcome and encouraged, please telephone the school office to arrange a visit.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and all appointments will be subject to appropriate vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure check.
Closing Date - Wednesday 8th January at 12pm
Interview Date - Week commencing Monday 13th January
Christ Church, Church of England Junior School, Downend 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.