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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, part time: 30 hours a week, term time only (38 weeks a year)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 9: £32,076 to £34,834 pro rata per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Key Tasks:

  • Manage and deliver pastoral and therapeutic support to pupils and be responsible for preparing children emotionally and physically to engage with teaching and learning
  • Work restoratively, engage in restorative training, reflective supervision and be a champion of restorative practice
  • Address the needs of pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning
  • Provide support for pupils within the class
  • Provide behavioral support for pupils on an on-call basis
  • Attend and contribute to internal and external meetings, representing the school in a professional manner and taking minutes
  • Have a flexible and creative attitude including the ability and confidence to lead whole class teaching, if required due to the needs of the school
  • Manage and provide accurate and detailed feedback, reports and data linked to pupil achievement, progress, behavior and other matters using a range of ICT packages
  • Manage record keeping systems and processes
  • Observe the Gallery Trust’s Safeguarding Policy and other policies to ensure compliance with school and statutory procedures
  • Administrative support, e.g. completing paperwork, correspondence, filing and communicating with stakeholders through email, telephone, etc.
  • To prepare specific documentation relating to students (for example, Positive Response Plans, Positive Handling Plans, Risk Assessments)
  • To use Team-Teach and model this to colleagues across the school with the support of lead practitioners in this area at the academy
  • Deliver, review, evaluate and record pupil interventions, assessing pupil response and progress

  • Manage the supervision and support of pupils who are unable to work in class, who are not working to the usual timetable and to work with colleagues to reintegrate them back into class
  • To use creative, innovative and imaginative ideas to engage students during free association
  • Attend meeting and reviews
  • Provide support to parents, carers and families, including making home visits
  • To contribute to the overall Raising Achievement Plan
  • Attend to pupils’ personal needs and care, and provide advice to assist in their social, health and hygiene development
  • To be responsible for first aid and medical treatment of students, including risk assessments and liaison with medical professionals, disseminating medical protocols and ensuring that emergency first aid is carried out
  • To be responsible for key working specific children, supporting their education, liaising with parents/carers and being a point of contact for external professionals.

Standards and quality assurance:

  • Support the aims and ethos of the academy
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
  • Attend team and staff meetings
  • Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety
  • Participate positively in training and professional development
  • Taking a share of supervisory duties as part of the weekly routine and as necessary
  • Take part in support staff appraisal

Specific responsibilities

In addition to the duties outlined, you may be responsible for the following:

  • Driving and supporting pupils in school vehicles
  • Supporting pupils on a range of offsite educational visits
  • Undertake tasks and duties as requested by the Head Teacher

General Responsibilities:

  • Taking appropriate responsibility for one’s own health, safety and welfare and the health,

safety and welfare of pupils, visitors and work colleagues in accordance with the requirements

of legislation and locally-adopted policies; including taking responsibility for raising any concerns with an appropriate manager and for reporting accidents and incidents appropriately

  • To carry out other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Head Teacher
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all
  • Be aware of and comply with the Academy’s policies and procedures

What the school offers its staff

The Gallery Trust is a Multi Academy Trust which is dedicated to improving outcomes for SEND learners in Oxfordshire. The aim of the Trust is to provide outstanding education and support for young people with special needs and disabilities, enabled through:

  • Commitment to special education – striving to provide the best specialist learning experience for all students
  • Opportunities for all to learn – ensuring that students and staff have access to learning pathways which enhance their lives
  • Genuine respect and value – creating relationships which promote trust, confidence and respect within environments which are safe and secure The Trust is on a continuing journey of expansion, growing from a Multi Academy Trust based on a single academy in 2013, to its position as the largest Special Trust in Oxfordshire.

The Trust’s vision is to continue to expand over the next five years, supporting a community of converter academies, free schools and sponsored academies.

All member academies have the opportunity to share SEND expertise and to work with peers who share common aims and goals. The Trust is committed to investment in learning, developing system leadership, working in partnership and through a shared vision, enabling all students to reach their full potential.

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)
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 The Iffley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 18
School size
176 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 18
Phone number
01865 747606

Arranging a visit to The Iffley Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@iffleyacademy.co.uk.

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