- Job role
- Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
- Working pattern
- Term time
- Contract type
- Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
- Grade 4 Point 7 (Inner London): £24,279 FTE (for unqualified assessor); Grade 6 Point 17 (Inner London): £29,022 FTE (for qualified assessor)
- Actual salary
- Grade 4 Point 7 (Inner London): £20,319.66 (for unqualified assessor); Grade 6 Point 17 (Inner London): £24,289.18 (for qualified assessor)
We are looking for a Qualified HLTA & Assessor with Level 7 equivalent in SpLD assessment or Certificate in Psychometric Testing and Access Arrangements (CPT3A). Candidates without the Level 7 equivalent qualification/ Certificate in Psychometric Testing and Access Arrangements (CPT3A) will be paid on the unqualified scale identified and must be willing to undergo training to assess.
As HLTA, you will lead areas of inclusion as identified and directed by the SENCO. You will identify and adopt the most effective teaching approaches for students with SEND to provide consistently high-quality teaching, to complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed interventions under an agreed system of supervision.
As Specialist Assessor, you will conduct standardised assessments, exams access arrangement assessments and write Form 8s in compliance with JCQ guidance. You will process Access Arrangements Online (AAO) and interpret external specialist assessment reports, sharing findings with staff and ensuring students and staff are aware of access arrangements and administration process.
Main Areas of Responsibility
To identify and adopt the most effective teaching approaches for students with SEN/D to provide consistently high-quality teaching.
To complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed interventions under an agreed system of supervision. This will involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals and groups; monitoring, assessing, recording and reporting on students’ achievement, progress and development.
To work closely with teachers and Teaching Assistants to ensure that suitable tasks and learning materials are personalised.
To monitor and evaluate students’ responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against pre-determined learning objectives.
To closely and regularly review progress of students attending interventions, providing individual reports to parents/carers and impact reports for the SENDCO.
To lead areas of Inclusion as identified and directed by the SENDCO.
Specialist Assessor (The appropriate candidate must hold the relevant qualification or be willing to undergo training to assess)
To conduct standardised assessments, exams access arrangement assessments write and Form 8s in compliance with JCQ guidance in a timely manner as directed by the SENDCo.
To process Access Arrangements Online (AAO) in compliance with JCQ guidance and deadlines, in conjunction with the Exams Officer and SENDCo.
Interpret external specialist assessment reports and share findings with staff.
To carry out screening, diagnostic assessments and reports, as required and directed by the SENDCo.
To raise staff’s awareness of students’ access arrangements.
To ensure students are fully aware of their access arrangements and administration process.
To keep up to date with current developments in the JCQ guidance.
Liaise with schools, parents/carers and colleges where appropriate to ensure that needs are identified early and can be met effectively and timely.
To efficiently uphold audit requirements by maintaining accurate records of the reasonable adjustments provided for students.
To actively participate in and provide team training events/meetings and share good practice, in conjunction with the SENDCo.
To fulfil other reasonable duties regarding access arrangements as directed by the SENDCo.
To conduct learning walks to monitor reasonable adjustments.
Carry out such other tasks that may be required to further the efficient running of the Academy, commensurate with the level of the post holder.
To be responsible for own professional development, identifying training needs and requesting courses as appropriate.
Qualifications & Experience
Relevant experience in SEND.
Knowledge of appropriate health safety regulations.
Experience of working in a school.
Understanding of the importance of students achieving their full potential.
Qualified Teacher Status, HLTA status or equivalent qualification to teach.
Level 7 equivalent in SpLD assessment or Certificate in Psychometric Testing and Access Arrangements (CPT3A).
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.
As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.
Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.
We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.
In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.
Applying for the job
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.
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- School type
- Academy, ages 3 to 18
- Education phase
- Primary, Middle, Secondary, 16-19
- School size
- 1965 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 3 to 18
About Harris Academy Chobham
Chobham opened in 2013 as part of the highly successful Harris group of Academies. Our 3-18 ‘all-through’ Academy is a world class educational legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Situated within the East Village complex in Stratford, Chobham serves a new community of 3000 homes along with established communities in Newham. In July 2015, Chobham was graded as Outstanding in every category by Ofsted.
Stratford is one of the most rapidly developing parts of London. As well as new housing, and the Olympic legacy sports facilities, the area is becoming home to some of the country’s leading cultural organisations including additional locations for Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the V and A Museum. These organisations form part of the exciting arts quarter quickly growing in the area.
High tech industries in computing and robotics are also to be found locally as this progressive industrial sector takes root in east London. Universities including University College London (UCL) are at the forefront of this innovation.
Chobham Academy is keen to further develop relationships with these new organisations (along with well-established local centres of excellence like the renowned Stratford Theatre).
We are also very fortunate to have superb transport links making Stratford one of the most easily accessible parts of London. Chobham Academy is 15-minute walk from Stratford underground station (10 minutes into the City of London on the Central Line) and five minute walk from Stratford International station (a six-minute journey from St. Pancras). There is also a DLR station at Stratford International.
Chobham is a vibrant, culturally diverse and happy inner-city community. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds bringing with them a breadth of talents and experiences. Chobham students are friendly, welcoming and eager to learn. They are ambitious to make the most of their abilities both at school and beyond. Our students have enormous potential and respond enthusiastically to their teachers.
We also have a fantastic staff team with a great blend of youth and experience. Chobham staff are committed to our students and to supporting and learning from one another. There is an outstanding professional development programme across the Harris Federation and our staff benefit from both in house and inter-school training activities. We also have additional expertise on hand from the Harris Consultancy Team who are available to offer guidance across the curriculum.
We do hope that you apply for a role with us and look forward to meeting you if you are invited to interview.