SEMH Teaching Assistant

Westfield Primary School and Nursery, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3PJ

6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    3 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

H3 to H4 dependent on experience

SEMH Teaching Assistant job summary

Westfield is a happy school with highly motivated, friendly staff, and children who love to learn.

Our vision is for our children to become confident, independent and resilient learners. We believe that this is best achieved by applying a ‘growth mindset’ which is about encouraging our children to believe in themselves and their abilities. Through hard work and effort, we apply this approach to everything we do at Westfield. As a result, our children discover a love of learning, embracing the challenges which face them and crucially – equipping them for the future.

We believe that children learn more effectively if they feel happy, safe and secure.Well-being for all is at the heart of Westfield school life. 

We are very proud to have been awarded ' The Healthy Young Minds in Herts Accreditation for the whole school approach for Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Awareness'.

We are now looking for a highly experienced and skilled 1:1 SEMH Teaching Assistant to join our team, who has previous experience of working with children to support their emotional wellbeing and help overcome barriers to learning, such as those with learning difficulties or specific emotional and behavioural needs.

This full time position is term time only from 8:30am to 3:30pm including a Midday supervisory role. The pay scale for the role will be H3 to H4, dependent on experience and the Midday Supervisory role will be paid on pay scale HB.

Classroom duties include teaching groups, planning activities, maintaining the high standards of behaviour and classroom management we expect and supporting the social and emotional needs of the children.

As a Midday Supervisory Assistant you will support our Midday Supervision team, ensuring that our children have a safe, positive and enjoyable lunchtime experience.

You will need to be patient, flexible, work in a calm and positive manner, literate and numerate, have initiative and the ability to work as part of a team. In return, we can offer:

  • A friendly and supportive team
  • Excellent resources in a bright, modern school
  • Supportive parents, staff and governors
  • Excellent professional development opportunities

Our most recent Ofsted Inspection highlighted that the school: "provides an outstanding education for its pupils. A potent combination of excellent teaching and leadership, together with pupils' very positive attitudes and eagerness to learn, is the key to the school's success." (March 2010).

Full Job Descriptions of both Teaching Assistant and MSA roles are attached. As a school we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity to all applicants.

If you wish to apply, please submit fully completed application form by midday on Monday 3rd October 2022. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 11th October 2022. You will be informed of the outcome of your application as soon as possible after the closing date.

A phone conversation with the Head or a visit to our school is encouraged and warmly welcomed. For an informal discussion about the post prior to application or to arrange a visit please contact the school office on 01442 862729 oradmin@westfieldprimary.herts.sch.uk

Westfield 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. The successful applicant will therefore be subject to suitable references, medical and DBS checks in accordance with Herts County Council guidelines.

Applying for the job

Please apply through the Teach in Herts website https://www.teachinherts.com/

Supporting documents

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

About Westfield Primary School and Nursery

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
216 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
01442 862729

Welcome to Westfield Primary School.

Westfield is a happy school with highly motivated, friendly staff, and children who love to learn.

We are very proud to have been awarded ‘The Healthy Young Minds in Herts Accreditation for the whole school approach for Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Awareness’.

Every member of our school community is valued and respected. We believe that children learn more effectively if they feel happy, safe and secure.

We value every child as an individual, aiming to provide them with the very best care and education, thus enabling them to reach their full potential.
Our vision is for our children to become confident, independent and resilient learners.

We believe that this is best achieved by applying a ‘growth mindset’ which is about encouraging our children to believe in themselves and their abilities. Through hard work and effort, we apply this approach to everything we do at Westfield. As a result, our children discover a love of learning, embracing the challenges which face them and crucially – equipping them for the future.

Westfield provides rich, exciting and stimulating learning experiences giving a broad and balanced curriculum. Children’s learning is further enhanced using our extensive outside environment.

Our dedicated team of staff and governors set high expectations of behaviour and attainment. Pupils are encouraged to be caring, supportive members of our school community, displaying our core values.

We encourage strong partnerships with parents to provide the very best for your child. Westfield Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all staff and volunteers share this commitment.

Please see our website: www.westfieldprimary.herts.sch.uk

Arranging a visit to Westfield Primary School and Nursery

Visits are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office on 01442 862729 or email: admin@westfieldprimary.herts.sch.uk to arrange a visit.

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