SEN Teaching Assistant

Harris Primary Academy Mayflower, Chafford Hundred, Essex, RM16 6SA

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Application deadline

    4 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (TBC)

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 2 (Outer London): £21,783 FTE

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional Harris Benefits

SEN Teaching Assistant job summary

Inspire and transform learning with us. We are currently looking to appoint a SEN Teaching Assistant to attend topupils' personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical hygiene and welfare matters.

This role is offered on a fixed-term contract.

Main Areas of Responsibility

As SEN Teaching Assistant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Attend to pupils' personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical hygiene and welfare matters;
  • As part of making reasonable adjustments for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities it will sometimes be necessary to direct you to support pupil's intimate care needs in line with the academy Intimate Care Policy and to maintain the pupils health, safety and personal dignity.
  • Work with the class teacher and Inclusion Manager to support the implementation of person centred planning and targets for SEND pupils.
  • Liaise with appropriate external SEND or health professionals to ensure that advice on provision for individual SEND pupils is effectively implemented.
  • Supervise and support SEND pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning;
  • Establish good relationships with all pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs;
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils;

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualifications to GCSE Level standard or equivalent
  • Knowledge and understanding of pupils with social and emotional difficulties that may impact upon their behaviour
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software
  • Some knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Professional Development & Benefits

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities

The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Using the application form

All applications must be made online via the apply link.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

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About Harris Primary Academy Mayflower

School type
Free School, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
969 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
0203 772 4588

Harris Primary Academy Mayflower is a successful academy that was judged outstanding in every category in our May 2017 Ofsted inspection.

We are a 5 form entry primary school, opening with a Reception cohort and are growing by a year group at a time with currently 902 pupils on roll from Nursery to Year 6. This will make our academy, which was funded under the free school programme with backing from Thurrock council, the Department for Education and the Harris Federation which sponsors the free school, the biggest primary free school in the country.

We are a sister school to Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred and Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, along with the other Academies in the Harris Federation. We work very closely together and share the very best practice and leadership knowledge and capacity to make the education we offer outstanding. Our shared belief is that children thrive when they feel consistently happy and safe at school and our commitment to excellence is encapsulated in our vision statement: "Excellence, Every child, Every day."

Our Core values of : Manners, Perseverance, Responsibility, Community and Achievement, underpin everything that happens at Harris Primary Academy Mayflower. They are our foundations and we have a clear expectation that all adults as well as children and staff model and respect these values both inside and outside the academy. These foundations have enabled us to build high quality, inspiring education for our children since the academy opened. This is reflected in both the exceptional day to day practice here as well as the outstanding outcomes our children have achieved in each year.

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