FULL-TIME SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS TEACHING ASSISTANT
Required as soon as possible
Scale 4, SP 7-10, depending on experience and/or relevant training. 32.5hrs/week, term-time only (39 weeks/year worked/44.27 weeks/year paid), 8:30-15:30 Monday to Friday, £17,671 - £18,644 depending on experience and/or relevant training.
Sheen Mount is a friendly school with a reputation for excellence in learning, provided within a caring and supportive environment. The talented and committed staff provide a challenging curriculum and have high expectations for the success of all children.
The post involves working alongside the class teacher to provide effective learning support to one specific pupil with SEN, and, as and when required by the school, other individuals and groups of children in the class or across the school. The position requires experience of working with children with additional needs, in particular children that experience anxiety, which can present as oppositional or defiant behaviour. Your aim is to work in close collaboration with the class teacher and Inclusion Leader to assist the child in accessing all areas of the curriculum to the best of his/her ability.
The successful candidate will be creative and adaptable, with a passion for working with primary school-aged children. You will be expected to demonstrate good numeracy and literacy skills and be able to work in both KS1 and KS2. A flexible approach and good organisational skills are required, as well as the ability to build effective relationships with children, teachers and parents. All our teaching assistants are also responsible for the welfare of all of our pupils throughout the day, in particular during break times and lunchtimes, as dictated by school requirements.
At Sheen Mount we have a committed and experienced team of Teaching Assistants so good personal and communication skills are essential.
Due to strict Covid-19-related social distancing measures currently in place at the school, the selection and recruitment process will take place in various stages. After the shortlisting of application forms, the second stage will involve an interview with two members of the leadership team via video call (Google Meet) and a 30 minute written task to be filled in via an on-line link. Please let the school know if you do not have Internet access or a device so that we can adjust our process accordingly. Successful candidates may be contacted to participate in a further remote session in which they will be asked to engage in an activity with pupils.
Closing date for applications: Friday, March 19th, 2021 (5PM)
Interviews will be held by video call on: Thursday, March 25th, 2021 (exact time TBC)
Follow-up remote sessions, if deemed necessary, will be arranged by mutual agreement
Sheen Mount School is committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants who are also parents at the school can only be considered for roles which are outside the year group of their own child(ren). This post is subject to reference checks, permission to work in the UK and an enhanced DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service). Sheen Mount strongly believes in equal opportunities and applicants or employees will not be treated less favourably on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. The school will not disadvantage candidates or employees by imposing conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable.
Sheen Mount Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.