- Job role
- Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
- Working pattern
- Term time
39 weeks plus two additional weeks. 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday.
- Contract type
- Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
- £23,427 (FTE)
- Actual salary
- £20,093 for 41 weeks
This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to be part of something special and to make a real difference. We give our Pupil Achievement Coaches the chance to be creative, collaborative and develop skills, passions and attributes in all children. We are building a great team of people who are innovative, practical and determined to deliver for our children.
Working with class teachers predominantly in-class you will raise the learning and attainment of pupils with special needs in the primary school. You will promote pupils’ independence, self esteem and social inclusion and give support to pupils, so that they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement.
We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have experience of supporting secondary students with ASD or SEMH.
We want all our Pupil Achievement Coaches to develop an expertise. There are three main pathways:
● Being a champion of literacy and numeracy helping children achieve in these fundamental skills.
● Being a specialist in supporting individuals and groups of children who have specific learning needs.
● Monitoring children who sometimes struggle with their behaviour.
In each area you will go the extra mile for pupils who face particular learning challenges to ensure they make outstanding progress.
This role will be right for you if you have:
❖ Experience of working with children with special needs, ideally with ASD or SEMH experience
❖ Passion, resilience, integrity and optimism
❖ A belief in the unlimited potential of every student and a commitment to inclusive educational provision
❖ Good literacy and numeracy skills
❖ Good organisational skills and initiative
❖ Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils and adults
❖ Knowledge of how to help, adapt and deliver support to meet individual needs
As we are an all-through school you will be part of a team across the whole 4 to 18 school. Although you will be based in the secondary school there will be many opportunities to share practice. And of course the whole team will be united in the view that all children can succeed.
Applying for the job
For more information or to apply please see: www.school21.org or e-mail Anne Shaker, HR Manager, at email@example.com.
School 21 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
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and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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- School type
- Free School, ages 4 to 18
- Education phase
- Primary, Middle, Secondary, 16-19
- School size
- 1186 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 4 to 18
About School 21
School 21 is a pioneering 4 to 18 school in Stratford, East London, for girls and boys and children from all starting points and backgrounds. We are looking for the next cohort of teachers who want to continue to shape the school so that it stays at the forefront of innovation in education.
School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have tailored programmes of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes for progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.
The mission of School 21 is to empower young people to take on the world. Through a rich curriculum of ‘head’, ‘heart’ and ‘hand’ we want children knowing a lot, understanding themselves and making things happen. Our ‘dialogic approach’ to teaching helps children learn through talk and learn to talk and give everyone a voice.
We think schools should be places where children craft stunning work with real products, for real audiences and as a result of real teacher collaboration. Over the past few years our students have created immersive theatre productions depicting the French and Russian revolutions, built mechanical toys bursting with scientific craft. They have spoken out about human rights, ran campaigns to improve the biodiversity of Stratford and charted local history through photographs and poetry. Student work has been critiqued by directors and historians, professors and artists. All work is displayed, celebrated and challenged at termly Exhibitions of Beautiful Work where children tell us their stories of learning, drawing on their deep wells of oracy and well-being.