24 hours/week (Monday – Friday)
Salary range 3, SP 6 (£22,640 pro rata, £11,610.26 actual) - depending on experience and/or relevant training
Term time only (40 weeks/year worked, 45.41 paid)
St Osmund's Catholic Primary School is a vibrant, high achieving and friendly school. We are seeking an experienced SEN TA who can support pupils in the mainstream classroom with Learning Disabilities and additional needs. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and specialist TA to join our team.
At St Osmund's School, we believe every child is a child of God and has a great future ahead of them. We are a family of faith preparing children to become independent and prepared for whatever life has in store for them. We are a small, happy school that promotes a love of knowledge and a culture of learning. Through our challenging teaching environment every child aspires to develop their talents and gifts as they discover, learn and explore God's world.
We nurture Catholic values in our children that mirror the values of their home life; especially self-respect, respecting others, working with others, justice for all, fortitude, care for the earth and compassion for the poor. We focus upon building self-esteem and confidence so that success can be achieved spiritually, morally and academically. We are committed to high attainment for all learners regardless of ability or aptitude.
Initially the position is 24hrs per week, term time only, however, if funding increases this will be reflected in the role. We are looking for someone to support two children with EHCP's, in different classes for approximately 12 hours each per week.
The position will be supporting a pupil across the classroom with specific learning needs such as Autism, Dyslexia and other Learning difficulties and will end when funding ends for the child/children leaves the school.
Responsibilities: The LSA is responsible to the inclusion manager, and will have responsibilities including
• Supporting 1:1 and small groups
• Assisting with Literacy, Numeracy sessions
• Working in line with ECHP's
• Ensuring that skills practised in individual sessions are applied in the classroom
• Working with external agencies and services, e.g. Speech and Occupational Therapists
• Aid the pupil to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on their own
• Establish supportive relationships with the pupil concerned
• Promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil with SEN, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner
• Mark pupils’ work under the direction of the class teacher
• Support the pupil in developing social skills both in and out of the classroom
• Support the pupil with home learning during a further period of Lockdown (if required)
The closing date for applications is 11am on Thursday 4th March 2021. Interviews will take place on 9th March 2021.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An offer of this appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Baring Service check, medical clearance and good references.