4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 December 2021

  • Application deadline

    1 November 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    7 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Subject
English
Working pattern
Part time
22.5 Per Week, Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Contract type
Permanent
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Bucks Pay Range 1 - 2 (Point 6 - 15 depending on experience) £17,383 - £22,316 Pro Rata
Actual salary
£8,964 - £11,508

Job summary

Position: School Support Assistant
Reporting To: Deputy Headteacher

Aim
To provide support for pupils in both pastoral and academic situations to help them to achieve their potential, and to ensure the safety and well-being of all pupils.

Main Responsibilities
• Liaise with the teacher to ascertain where assistance in class is needed
• Assist the teacher with the preparation of teaching aids and equipment
• Prepare areas for activities and to work with the teacher and pupils to ensure that equipment is stored away appropriately
• Work in a group setting or take a particular pupil in a one to one setting under the direction and guidance of a teacher
• Respond positively to the physical and emotional needs of the pupils within the school
• Reinforce the standards and expectations that exist within the Aims of Alfriston School
• If appropriate, assist in transporting or supervising pupils to offsite educational activities
• Represent the school in a positive manner

Department Duties
• Test and record pupils reading levels
• Deliver interventions to pupils who need extra support with literacy
• Arrange visits and trips for the department
• General administrative duties for the department

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applying for the job

To Apply: Please visit our website www.alfristonschool.com to download and complete the application form, please send a supporting cover letter with your application.

All applications are to be sent via email to recruit@alfristonschool.com for the attention of Mrs Ellie Davison.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
155 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01494 673740

About Alfriston School

Alfriston is an outstanding Special School with Sports College status for girls aged 11-19 with moderate learning difficulties and speech and language and communication difficulties. We currently have 150 girls on roll. We became an Academy on 1st March 2012. The school has been delivering high quality education since 1950. All the pupils have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) and are taught in small groups. Our staff are specialist subject teachers and are experienced in working with a range of special needs and abilities.

Pupils attend Alfriston from all over Buckinghamshire and some neighbouring counties. We also have weekly boarding provision for 20 pupils.

We consider the staff team as our most valuable resource. Training and development is a high priority in the school. There is also personal support given to staff to manage the diverse and challenging work needed to support pupils with significant special needs.

At present there are 60 staff employed at the school working in the teaching, support, residential and administrative teams. We are proud of the excellent standard of education provided at Alfriston.

Arranging a visit to Alfriston School

If you would like to make an informal visit please also contact Mrs Ellie Davison, via recruit@alfristionschool.com who will be delighted to arrange this for you.

School location

Penn Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2TS

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