To support the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and the Subject Teacher in ensuring access to the curriculum for a group of students with special educational needs.
- Salary: Grade 3 Point 1 (£17,663) FTE
- Actual Salary: £12,547 (30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year)
- Start Date: As soon as possible
SEN Co-ordinator, Class Teacher
To be familiar with school policies, in particular safeguarding procedures, and promote the welfare of children.
- Under the direction of the Special Needs Co-ordinator and the Class Teacher:
- To participate in the planning of a range of activities for a group of students.
- To assist in preparation and adaptation of teaching materials, equipment etc. which facilitates the students’ access to the curriculum.
- To assist in the preparation of the classroom, the reception of students, the organisation of materials and the checking and clearing of equipment.
- To assist in meeting the students’ needs for encouragement and reassurance.
- To attend to the students’ personal requirements and physical care on a daily basis and encourage independence at all times.
- To implement procedures for the monitoring, assessment and recording of the students’ progress.
- To contribute where appropriate to any multi-disciplinary discussion for the students’ needs/progress; to contribute to informal reviews and annual reviews.
- To participate in relevant staff development activities.
- To participate in the supervision of students during break and lunchtime, as appropriate
- To ensure that the planned programme of activities is implemented; to undertake specific tasks with individuals of small groups of students.
- You are expected to be familiar with all school policies, in particular Safeguarding procedures and to promote the welfare of children.
Person Specification (Essential/Desirable)
- Prepared to work as part of a team.
- Good organisational and communication skills.
- Able to work under pressure.
- Enjoy working with people (students and staff).
- Patience and understanding
- A flexible approach.
- A positive attitude.
- Good literacy and numeracy skills.
- Experience of a school environment.
- ICT skills.
- Previous experience within a nursing/caring or welfare role
REVIEW OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION
This job description is intended to provide guidance on the range of duties associated with the post. It is not intended to provide a full and exclusive definition of the post. It may be subject to modification and amendment from time to time and the post-holder may be required to undertake additional reasonable duties, as required by the Headteacher. The Director of Finance and Operations role is expected to evolve as the school continues to develop and grow, and the post-holder will be expected to operate flexibly to accommodate ad hoc projects and analysis and to take a lead on these where appropriate. This job description will be reviewed and updated as required, in consultation with the post holder and the Headteacher
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Holidays will be in accordance with NJC guidelines and negotiated in advance with the Headteacher. Certain points in the year, including, but not confined to, preparing for financial year end and key evening events, will not be authorized for annual holiday requests. All full-time staff are also directed to take some leave during the Christmas and New Year period in line with the closure days of the school during that period
Our school is committed to equal opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. I enclose our policies for your information.
I should remind you that you are liable to prosecution if you are included in the Disclosure and Barring Service’s/Disclosure Scotland’s Children’s Barred List and engage, or seek or offer to engage, in work which either involves contact with children or provides opportunities for contact with children.
Blenheim High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.