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  • Start date details

    TBD

  • Closing date

    12 June 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    27 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support or cover supervisor
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Part time: 15.5 hours a week, term time only. 39 weeks worked per year; 45.05 weeks paid per year

Contract type

Fixed term - attached to child

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737

Pay scale

Single status 3 scale point 7

What skills and experience we're looking for

We currently have 99 pupils on roll, in four classes. We are looking for a Individual Needs Assistant to join our mixed Reception/ Year One class team, available to start as soon as possible. There may be some flexibility with working hours for this role, though ideally the successful candidate will work two full days (8.30am-3.30pm) and one afternoon (1-3.30pm).

The successful applicant will:-

  • Support the pupil's social, emotional and communication development, as well as their learning and physical development.
  • Have knowledge and experience of supporting children with Special Educational Needs such as ASC and Speech, Language and Communication needs.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a team to maximise pupils’ development and communication skills and deliver programmes to support identified needs.
  • Be resilient and able to work independently, flexibly and use their own initiative to respond to the children’s needs.
  • Be committed to working with a team where learning opportunities are co-created through the collective imagination and curiosity of the group.

What the school offers its staff

Danehill Cof E Primary School offers:

- a friendly and happy community with close links with the Church

- curious, imaginative and enthusiastic pupils

- a skilled and experienced team of professionals who are caring and supportive, and committed to doing the best for all our pupils

Further details about the role

EAST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Individual Needs Assistant

Grade: Single Status 3

Responsible to: Headteacher

Purpose of the Role: All support staff are part of a whole school team. They are required to support the values and ethos of the school and school priorities. This will mean focussing on the needs of pupils, colleagues and parents/carers and being flexible in a busy pressurised environment.

To assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the pupils to whom you are assigned, to enable them to make best use of the educational opportunities available to them.

Key tasks:

1. Support pupils in achieving the best possible outcomes both in group situations and on their own by;

  • Clarifying and explaining instructions
  • Motivating,encouraging, using praise and reassurance to help with learning tasks.
  • Assisting in weaker areas, e.g. speech and language, behaviour, reading, spelling, numeracy, handwriting/presentation etc
  • Liaising with class teacher, SENCO and other professionals about individual education plans (IEPs), contributing to the planning as appropriate.
  • Responsible for the promotion of the wellbeing and safeguarding of pupils, including provision of personal care, medical intervention and moving and handling students as required

2. Establish effective relationships with the pupil(s), parents/carers and colleagues and work successfully as part of the team around the pupil.

3. Support pupils in developing interaction, communication, independence and inclusion both in and out of the Classroom.

4. Monitor the pupil’s response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes.

5. Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports on pupil progress as required.

6. Prepare activities and resources in advance of the lesson and undertake practical tasks to maintain a good learning environment.

7. Carry out the above duties in accordance with all school policies. And maintain confidentiality at all times.

8. Commitment to own personal development including attending training activities offered by the school to further knowledge.

9. Carry out playground/break and lunch time supervision and support as required.

10. Escort and supervise pupils on educational visits and out of school activities, ensuring their learning, health, safety and well-being. Provide support in exams as required.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential key skills, abilities, knowledge, experience, values and behaviours

  • Ability to use language and other communication skills that pupils can understand and relate to
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with pupils and empathise with their needs
  • Able to converse at ease with customer and provide advice in accurate spoken English (customers including the team around the children)
  • Ability to consistently and effectively implement agreed behaviour management strategies
  • Ability to consistently and effectively implement agreed behaviour management strategies
  • Ability to provide levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils’ needs, encouraging the pupil to stay on task
  • Ability to monitor the pupils’ response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes
  • Ability to carry out and report on systematic observations of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills
  • Ability to offer constructive feedback to pupils to reinforce self-esteem
  • Ability to work effectively and supportively as a member of the school team
  • Knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice
  • Knowledge of strategies to recognise and reward efforts and achievements towards self-reliance that are appropriate to the age and development stage of the pupils
  • Experience of supporting children in a classroom environment, including those with special educational needs
  • Experience of using a wide range of learning resources to support the best learning outcomes
  • A good standard of written and spoken English
  • A basic understanding of Mathematics
  • A basic understanding of and use of IT, including the use of email
  • Basic knowledge of safeguarding
  • Commitment to own personal development including attending training activities offered by the school to further knowledge
  • Commitment to maintain confidentiality on all school matters

Desirable key skills, abilities, knowledge, experience, values and behaviours

  • Experience of working in a range of settings or with more than one year group
  • NVQ3 in a child-related subject or equivalent
  • NVQ level 2 in maths and English

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Danehill Church of England Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
89 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01825790388

Danehill is a small, friendly Church of England village school in the Ashdown
Forest. We have a clear vision for our school – to nurture, engage and inspire our community through our innovative, enlivened curriculum. Our Christian values enable all to flourish. We are all learning together, learning for life in all its fullness.

Arranging a visit to Danehill Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hyorkston@danehill.e-sussex.sch.uk.

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