We are working with a school based in Ealing who are looking for a 1:1 SEN TA to join their school on a long term basis. You will be working with a pupil with EHCP.
Main Purpose of the Job
To assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the pupil to whom you are assigned, to enable them to make best use of the educational opportunities available to them.
Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area with individual pupils, small groups or in whole class activities.
Main Responsibilities and Tasks
- To aid the pupil to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on their own by, for example:
- clarifying and explaining instructions;
- ensuring the pupil is able to use equipment and materials provided;
- motivating and encouraging the pupil(s) as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to the pupil’s needs;
- assisting in weaker areas, e.g. speech and language, managing emotions, reading, spelling, numeracy, handwriting/presentation, etc.;
- using praise, commentary and assistance to encourage the pupil to concentrate and stay on task;
- liaising with class teacher, SENCo and other professionals about the targets set as part of individual education plans (IEPs), pastoral support plans (PSPs) and education, health and care plans (EHCPs), contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate;
- providing additional nurture activities to individuals when requested by the class teacher or SENCO;
- consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies;
- helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupil.
- To establish supportive relationships with the pupil concerned.
- To promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil with SEN, encouraging all pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner.
- To monitor the pupil’s response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes.
- To give positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce and sustain the pupil’s efforts and develop self-reliance and self-esteem.
- To mark pupils’ work under the direction of the class teacher.
- To support the pupil in developing social skills both in and out of the classroom.
- To support the use of ICT in learning activities and with specific programmes to support learning.
- To provide regular feedback on the pupil’s learning and behaviour to the teacher/SENCo, including feedback on the effectiveness of the behaviour
- Under the direction of the teacher, carry out and report on systematic observations of pupils to gather evidence of their knowledge, understanding and skills upon which the teacher makes judgements about their stage of development.
- When working with a group of pupils, understand and use group dynamics to promote group effectiveness and support group and individual performance.
- Where appropriate, to know and apply positive handling techniques.
- To know and apply school policies on Child Protection, Health and Safety, Behaviour, Teaching and Learning, Equal Opportunities, etc.
- To develop a relationship to foster links between home and school, and to keep the school informed of relevant information to support the pupil at school.
- To be aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/school.
- To contribute towards reviews of the pupil’s progress as appropriate.
- To comply with legal and organisational requirements for maintaining the health, safety and security of yourself and others in the learning environment.
- To take part in training activities offered by the school to further knowledge and skills of working with a child with specific learning needs.
- To be willing to support playground/break time supervision.
- To accompany teacher and pupils on educational visits.
- To provide individual support, as required, during assessment sessions.
Ideally you must have a DBS on the update service and have experience as a SEN TA. If you are interested, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org