Highly skilled SEN Teaching Assistant needed to work 1:1
Be part of our creative and passionate team as we plan the next step on our journey, and Grow, Learn and Flourish within GLF Schools.
Salfords Primary School are looking for outstanding SEN Learning Assistants to provide 1:1 support to aid children with special educational needs at our school to learn effectively, inside and outside of the classroom.
Ideally you will have experience of special educational needs and understand how to motivate and support children to achieve their potential. You will have experience of using a variety of strategies suitable for special educational needs and be passionate about making a difference to children’s lives.
The successful candidates will work alongside and support the class teacher to ensure that the child you are supporting is accessing the curriculum and making positive progress in all aspects of their learning. You will liaise closely to ensure that effective support is delivered, during class or play.
About Salfords Primary School
We believe in the development of the whole child. This will be achieved within a calm, caring, and safe environment. We have high expectations of everyone to ensure children reach their full potential. We believe it is essential to treat people equally through equality of opportunity regardless of gender, race, special needs or disability. Learning and Teaching will be differentiated to take account of individual needs by matching it to the appropriate stage of the child’s physical, social and cultural development needs. Every child will benefit from a varied curriculum presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner centred on first-hand experience.
To become a great school, where children love learning, enjoy school and aspire to succeed academically, socially and emotionally. To be at the heart of our community working with parents to access learning which supports our children to grow, learn and flourish.
● Strive for Excellence
● Respect for others
● Have the Courage to try
● Treat people with Kindness
We believe that everyone learns best when they are happy and we aim to achieve this through our school values of excellence, respect, courage and kindness. We look forward to working with the whole school community as we continue the school’s journey to excellence.
What we are looking for
• use of strategies to develop attention skills
• use of visual strategies and visual systems to support understanding and sustain attention
• use of Makaton
• Specific therapy approaches to support social and interaction skills e.g. Lego Therapy
• Specific therapy techniques such as Minimal Pairs therapy approach to support awareness of speech sounds and speech sound difficulties
• To deliver targets set by SALT
• Support regulation and control of behaviours
• Knowledge of Attention Bucket Programme
• Skilled at modelling positive social interaction, play and language
Why work at Salfords Primary School
• A supportive and approachable senior management team.
• An expanding network of Nurseries and Schools.
• An exciting opportunity to develop your skills.
• Job satisfaction.
• The opportunity to work in an expanding and developing Educational Trust, GLF.
Thrive in a career at GLF Schools
GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff.
Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.
GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:
● Continuous Professional Development
● Work life and family friendly policies
● Flexible Working
● Staff Wellbeing
● Career Pathways and Talent Management
● Staff Benefits
● Community and Collaboration
● Valued Worker Scheme
Hours: 31.5 hours per week
Salary: Pro Rata:£13,474 - £15,807, FTE: £17,900 - £21,000
Closing date for applications – 9th October 2020
Interview date – W/C 12th October 2020
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.