SEN Teaching Assistant
Start date: As soon as possible
Hours: 30 hours per week, term time only (Days and times to be decided)
Salary: Hay 9 (£16,024 - £17,691 per annum)
This is a temporary post subject to funding that will end when the funding ceases or the child leaves the school.
Marshfield Primary School is a wonderful school to work in. Our children love to learn, are enthusiastic and very well behaved. We are a highly successful primary school that pride ourselves on providing the highest quality education for all pupils. The modern school building is set in the village of Marshfield (just off of the A420) on the South Gloucestershire, Bath and Wiltshire border.
We are seeking to recruit a highly skilled teaching assistant to join our friendly team and work with a year 1 child who has a new EHCP linked to ASC.
The successful candidate will have a passion for learning, be friendly, supportive and self-motivated.
As a school we are looking for a calm, caring and enthusiastic person who has:
• Experience in supporting the learning and wellbeing of pupils with ASC
• The ability to build trusting relationships and work 1:1, within groups and support and guide a child: being able to step-in or back as needed
• The ability to facilitate communication with peers and teaching team
• The ability to use teachers plans to adapt and resource support for individual needs
• The ability to be flexible and adapt with change; redirect thinking and record in a variety of ways
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a highly successful team
• Excellent organisational skills
• The skills to support children in managing their emotions and to be a calm and consistent role model
• High expectations of every pupil both academically and in their behaviour
• Uses praise, commentary and assistance to encourage and facilitate pupils
• Consistently and effectively implements agreed behaviour management strategies linked to EHCP and needs
• Liaises with class teacher, SENCO and other professionals about individual education plans (IEPs), contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate
• Supports pupils in developing social skills both in and out of the classroom
• When working with a group of pupils, understand and use group dynamics to promote group effectiveness and support group and individual performance
As a school we offer:
• Wonderful pupils, who are confident and enthusiastic learners
• Supportive families, keen to work in partnership to ensure children achieve the best possible outcomes
• A highly skilled, committed and supportive team who work exceptionally hard and exude positivity
• A highly successful school (read our SIAMs and OFSTED reports)
• Up to date and research based training and support to allow you to thrive and become your best
• Collegiate working through South Gloucestershire Alliance: Ignite hub (a collaborative network of 6 primary schools)
Please visit our website to find out more about our school.
Closing date: Midday, 2nd October 2020.
Candidates will need to detail their experience, interests and reasons for apply to join our team within a professional letter of application.
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.
Marshfield Church of England Primary School 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.