Details for applicants
Who are we?
Learning Support department at Abbey College is made up of a community of staff
with a wealth of knowledge to support our young people. We look to explore
creative methods of teaching and learning to ensure every child within our
community can succeed. Together with young people and their families we have
high expectations and are passionate to create a supportive environment that
students feel safe and supported. We are seeking to appoint someone that can
support our ethos and add value to our team.
Would you like to visit us?
visits are welcomed. We are not as far away as you think and driving through
the countryside each morning is a very pleasant way to start you day! You’ll
find us just 20-25 minutes from Peterborough and Huntingdon, and commutable
from Cambridge too. Why not come and visit us so we can show you more of our
What do I do if I want to know more before applying?
are very welcome to come and visit our wonderful school, please just let us
know and we will arrange a tour of the department and wider school. More information is available on our website.
However, if you have any further questions, please contact Jessica
of the Job:
Abbey College is looking for a
candidate who is wanting to join our SEN team! We are seeking an enthusiastic,
patient, reliable person who thrives in a fast-paced environment within our
school. Although SEN experience is not essential, it is desirable and the
candidate should have a keen interest in working with children that need
Support for children
direction of the teacher; support students in a small group setting
maintain supportive relationships with individual students or small groups to
ensure they understand and can achieve the tasks.
support as required for children with special needs, or where English is not
their first language.
the care and support for students, including attending to their emotional
and/or physical care needs.
in the classroom, ensuring all students feel involved with tasks and activities
for the teacher
- Provide information to help the class teacher plan appropriate work
- Help to prepare the learning environment for use
- Contribute to the management of student behaviour and take control of
minor situations to allow the teacher to continue the lesson
- Support for the school
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff.
- Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment.
- Complete administrative duties in relation to the SEN students
- To undertake any other reasonable duty as directed by the Headteacher
or delegated alternative
all pupils have equal access to learning using appropriate strategies and
resources, where necessary.
with pastoral staff members to ensure the wellbeing of pupils and their full
participation in school life.
any concerns regarding pupils’ behaviour with the relevant Raising Standards
- Implement any specific arrangements for individual pupils, ensuring
that relevant staff members are aware of the measures in place.
individual pastoral support to pupils, where necessary.
- Continuously motivate and challenge pupils, whilst promoting and
have the ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young
- Appreciate the significance of safeguarding and interprets this
accurately for all individual children and young people whatever their life
- To have a good understanding of the safeguarding agenda and can
demonstrate an ability to contribute towards a safe environment.
- The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide
advice and information in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
- This job description will be reviewed and updated periodically in order
to ensure that it relates to the job performed or to incorporate any proposed
changes. This procedure will be conducted by the Headteacher or line manager in
consultation with the post-holder. In these circumstances it will be the aim to
reach agreement on reasonable changes but if agreement is not possible
management reserves the right to make changes to the job description following
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