Our school is looking for a specialist teaching assistant - with a
passion for supporting children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH)
needs - to work under the guidance of the SEMH Teacher and alongside another
SEMH behaviour support assistant, to build positive relationships with the
children; with the aim of steering them back into mainstream schools when they
We are looking for somebody who has the ability to:
work with children with SEMH needs and the resultant behavioural
difficulties, in order to help them overcome the difficulties they are
experiencing in their education.
raise standards of SEMH learners using a range of teaching strategies,
in line with the school’s policies and procedures.
work under the guidance of the SEMH Teacher in the planning and
implementation of programmes of support for EYFS and KS1 children with their
set the ethos of the SEMH Provision and support the SEMH Teacher to
ensure high standards and consistency.
communicate effectively with staff and parents/carers regarding the
learning needs of pupils who have SEMH concerns.
The role will involve working as part of a team, planning and delivering
individualised learning on cross-curricular levels (across EYFS and KS1) – as
some pupils will be working at different levels to others. Equally, the focus of the lessons will be to
help the pupils to manage behaviour difficulties, social-emotional difficulties
and to facilitate the children’s academic and personal development.
The successful candidate will have experience of working with and
effectively supporting challenging pupils – and be able to demonstrate a strong
understanding of effective behaviour management. It would also be preferable to have a secure
knowledge of the EYFS Framework, Little Wandle (Phonics) and to be Team Teach
trained – however, these are desirable qualities (not essential).
Are you a qualified level 3 teaching assistant motivated to make a
difference in children’s lives? Does
working with young children with challenging behaviour as a result of social,
emotional and mental health needs sound like a career for you? Can you find different and engaging ways to
motivate and engage children who are not accessing mainstream education? Then, read on, as we may be able to help you
start on a career that you may find rewarding and highly motivating.
Our school opened a six place EYFS / KS1 SEMH Resource Provision in January
2020. This provision provides a more
inclusive offer for pupils aged 4-7 years old with social, emotional and mental
health (SEMH) needs in Halton - giving them the opportunity, in time, to be
educated alongside their peers. This
provision opened at the same time as an equivalent SEMH Resource Provision at
Beechwood Primary School (only 1.5 miles away) – therefore, the staff in both
provisions work together, supporting one another and providing on-going advice
to staff in both schools; and other schools within Halton as required.
Halton Lodge Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers
to share this commitment. If successful you will be
required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring
Service. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service
Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to email@example.com