Hours: 26 Hours 15 Minutes per week, term time only (8.45pm – 12pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm)
Salary: Hay 9 (£13,692 - £15,116 per annum)
Hours: 5 Hours per week, term time only (12pm – 1pm Monday to Friday)
Salary: Hay 13 (£2,097 per annum)
This is a temporary post and will come to an end when the funding ceases or the child leaves the school.
We are looking to appoint an experienced, energetic and inspirational teaching assistant to join our highly motivated team. The successful candidate will support the development of a loving pupil with ASD and Demand Avoidance behaviours who has started their reception year with us. The role also includes a Lunch Break Supervisor role.
Frenchay is a currently a small but high achieving Primary School judged consistently good by Ofsted. The school is entering an exciting period with a proposed enlargement from 140 pupil capacity to a maximum capacity of 420 pupils. It is hoped that our new building will be open in September 2022.
The successful candidate must show strong relationships with parents of children with SEN and the ability to encourage a child in all aspects of development.
The post will involve:
- Differentiating, making and maintaining resources to enable the child to access the curriculum
- Delivering specific programmes to meet the child’s needs
- Providing support for the child’s emotional and development needs
- Supporting Speech and Language needs such as social communication and language
- Ensuring smooth transition from EYFS into KS1 at the end of the year and the change in routines and increased expectations placed upon them at each transition point
- Supporting with dressing and undressing, toileting (when required) and accessing all areas and activities
- Liaising with teacher and home
- Assisting with the setting up, monitoring and reviewing the child’s Support plans and Annual Review
- Contributing to reviewing meetings
- Supporting parents with common strategies for behaviour management for pupils with ASD and Demand Avoidance.
- Liaising and acting upon advice from external agencies
- Developing speak, communication and social skills through social interaction and intervention programmes
- Monitoring and reviewing all aspects of their work
We are looking for someone who has :
- A good understanding on SEND within a primary school setting
- Experience of support speech and language development with a particular focus on social communication and language
- A calm and patient manner with the ability to be flexible with short notice
- Confidence in working with an individual or small groups
- Experience of working with children with additional needs
- Energy, patience, good sense of humour and enthusiasm
- A commitment to supporting positive outcomes for the child, including working in partnership with parents.
- High expectations of behaviour and achievement
- The ability to work under direction but also able to use own initiative when required
- A willingness to learn and take on new ideas
- A positive team player
- The skill to take initiative and deal with the unexpected
This is a temporary position linked to funding and will end if the funding ceases/reduces or the pupil leaves the school.
In return we can offer:
- A supportive Headteacher
- A caring and welcoming atmosphere
- Enthusiastic and well-motivated children
- Supportive and dedicated staff, parents and governors.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and all appointments will be subject to appropriate vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure check.
Some roles may need to comply with the ‘Childcare Act 2006’ and the ‘Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009’ were additional disclosure of information will be required.
Closing date for applications is 13th December at 6pm
Interviews will be held on 16th December 2021.
Frenchay Church of England Primary 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.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.