Job Title: Outreach Teacher (Primary)
Salary: Mainscale M1 – M6
Allowances: Special Educational Needs (Min)
Reporting to: School Leadership Team
Main Purpose of the Outreach Service
The Purpose of the Outreach service for children and pupils with Social Communication and Autistic Spectrum Condition is:
o To build the capacity of Halton’s mainstream Schools to meet the needs of children with Social Communication and Autistic Spectrum Disorder by offering early intervention to encourage presence, participation and achievement and to narrow the gap in attainment.
o To carry out the duties of a school teacher as defined in the current National Conditions of Service Document
o To be responsible to the Headteacher for undertaking outreach activities to designated pupils based in mainstream Halton primary schools
o Any other reasonable duties that the Headteacher may deem appropriate
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Pupils will be allocated to the Outreach Teacher and the following activities will then be undertaken.
o Contact made with the school SENCO to arrange an initial visit
o Observations of the child in the mainstream setting to offer early intervention
o Modelled teaching to be undertaken
o Resources to be produced and provided to setting
o Training for either individual members of staff, groups or whole school on meeting the needs of the children
o Advice on resources, activities, interventions, further referrals and transition (if appropriate).
o Initial report and final report provided on the intervention at the end of the agreed timescale to the Specialist Teacher for ASD.
o To demonstrate a commitment to continual professional development by seeking to progress their expertise through training and courses within school and external agencies
o To act as a model of good practice, and whenever appropriate, to support staff, in line with the role and responsibility of the post
o To be a reflective and self-evaluating practitioner
Managing own performance and development
o Prioritise and manage own time effectively, particularly in relation to balancing the demands made by teaching, subject management and involvement in school improvement.
o Achieve challenging professional goals
o Take a responsibility for own professional development
Shaw Education Trust and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
The content of this job description maybe amended at any time following discussions between the Supervisor and the Senior Leadership, and will be reviewed on an annual basis. This job description is not prescriptive, nor necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post.
Essential educational requirements
A qualified teacher with a strong commitment to SEN education
Evidence of outstanding classroom practice
Evidence of raising standards of teaching and learning and pupil achievement
Evidence of recent and relevant training and continuous professional development
Teaching Degree or postgraduate qualification
Qualified Teacher Status
Essential skills and experience
Thorough knowledge of the Primary National Curriculum, current policy and initiatives
Secure knowledge of child development from an educational perspective
Experience and knowledge of SEN and Autistic Spectrum Condition
Good understanding of planning and assessment approaches
Good understanding and experience of behaviour management strategies
Understanding of and a commitment to the safeguarding and wellbeing of children
Understanding of using school assessment data to ensure that all pupils make good progress
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Setting of high expectations for all children and staff
To provide personalised guidance and intervention to meet individual pupil need
To contribute to a learning environment where specific child can make good progress and be fully included
Using ICT effectively to support teaching & learning and school administration
To promote good working relations within a multiagency environment
SEN allowances, CPD
About Brookfields School
Brookfields is a primary special academy situated in Widnes, Cheshire. Our school provides a quality, inclusive and specialist education for pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders. The school is part of the Shaw Education Trust.
- Moorfield Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 3JA
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