SEN Teaching Assistant
Post: SEN Learning support assistant
Salary: Range 1B (£17,383 - £19,049) pro rata
Hours: Full time (32 hours per week – 38 weeks)
Responsible to SENCo / Deputy Headteacher / Headteacher / Class Teacher
- To work under the direct supervision of teaching staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher to support access to learning for pupils.
- To provide specific support for children with special educational needs. Support for the pupils
- By undertaking teaching and learning activities with individuals or groups and promoting independent learning.
- To establish good relationships with pupils acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
- Promote and support the inclusion of all pupils
- Encourage pupils to interact and engage in activities led by the teacher.
- Recognise and respond to equal opportunities issues as they arise having regard for school policy
Provide pastoral support to pupils
- Collect and supervise pupils withdrawn from, or otherwise not working to, a normal timetable
- Attend to pupils’ personal needs and provide advice to assist in their emotional, social, health and hygiene development
- Challenge and motivate pupils, promote and reinforce self-esteem
- Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress, achievement, behaviour, attendance etc. Support for the teacher
- Contribute to the selection and preparation of teaching resources which meet the needs and interests of the pupils.
- Undertake pupil record keeping as requested.
- Be responsible for keeping and updating records as agreed with other staff, contributing to reviews of systems/records as requested
- Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate behaviour management strategies
- Gather information from parents as directed.
- Provide clerical support as directed, for example; photocopying, filing, laminating. Support for the curriculum
- Support pupils to understand instructions.
- Support pupils with learning strategies as directed by the class teacher e.g. in literacy and numeracy.
- Support pupils using basic ICT.
- Prepare and maintain equipment and resources as directed by the teacher.
- To be aware of and follow guidelines and procedures relating to child protection, behaviour and relationships, safeguarding, health and safety and security, data protection, reporting concerns to the appropriate staff.
- Contribute to the overall aims and ethos of the school.
- Attend relevant meetings as required.
- Participate in training and professional development opportunities.
- To accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
- To work constructively as part of a team and understand class room roles and responsibilities including your own position in all of these.
NVQ2 or NVQ3 in relevant field (e.g. supporting learning)