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SEND Intervention Lead (Learning Support Staff) Hay Grade 8, £25,991 37 hours per week, Term time only
We are seeking to appoint a creative, dynamic practitioner who is committed to inclusion and to supporting young people with special educational needs (SEND) to thrive and reach their potential. The successful applicant will be fully based within the Learning Support Department at Castle School, with supporting and liaising duties across all Key Stages and in a wide range of subjects, for a wide range of special educational needs.
Set in the leafy suburbs of Thornbury but only 30 minutes from central Bristol, Castle School is a large forward-thinking secondary school of over 1500 students; with a high proportion of students with SEND (43 students with EHCPs and another 180 students on the SEND register). We have a team of 21 learning support staff including the Assistant Headteacher (SENDCo), Learning Support Manager and a range of highly skilled TAs. Castle School is a calm and purposeful school with a clear strategic focus on improving outcomes for young people with special educational needs.
The role of Intervention Lead is a crucial role in both the department and wider school and is a fantastic opportunity for a talented, student-centred, ambitious professional to play a key role in a progressive educational setting. You will take responsibility for planning and leading intervention sessions for small groups of students (literacy, numeracy, speech language and communication and other areas) and assist with the development and review of SEND support plans.
We are looking for:
An experienced, enthusiastic, proactive and resourceful person who is committed to securing high standards for all young people.
A person able to plan and lead group work and 1:1 intervention sessions for students with literacy or other special educational needs
Someone with good communication and organisational skills that will include dealing with parents, outside agencies and the students.
Someone who will provide inspiration and support to the LSA team working around them
Someone who has a good level of literacy, ideally English GCSE at Grade C/4 or above.
An individual who has an understanding of the barriers to learning including dyslexia and speech and language difficulties.
Someone with good emotional intelligence and patience as well as the confidence to work with secondary students from KS3 to KS5
Excellent organisation skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent IT skills including the ability to quickly learn how to use new software
The successful candidate will work under the SEND Code of Practice to improve outcomes for young people with barriers to learning:
● Complete initial assessments of SEND students prior to intervention.
● Plan and implement support and interventions for students.
● Maintain relevant records /systems ensuring that literacy & other SEND provisions are centrally recorded on appropriate systems (training will be given)
● As required, liaise with key stakeholders with regard to the SEND students who have interventions.
● Act as key professional for identified students setting and monitoring progress towards targets as required.
● Support students with activities which support literacy/wider communication skills – either working with withdrawal groups or 1:1.
● Implement planned learning activities/teaching programmes as agreed, adjusting activities according to students’ responses as appropriate.
● Assist with the reviewing and setting targets on the Learning Plans.
● Review and update provision as required centrally.
● Complete timely assessments of SEND students at the end of intervention or at key data points.
● Complete an impact evaluation of each strand of intervention
We can offer you:
Commitment to CPD and development of all staff including collaborative support and instructional coaching to allow teachers to thrive
A clear curriculum vision and focus on evidence-based practice
Commitment to inclusivity and fostering of diversity
Values and vision that are lived not laminated
Open and honest culture
To register your interest in joining CSET please complete the application form.
Closing Date: 6th August 2021, Midday
Interview Date: 16th September 2021
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CSET is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of this commitment any job offer will be subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post, which will include an enhanced DBS check for the children’s workforce and a Children’s Barred List check.