The SEND Teaching and Learning Assistant role is varied and includes a number of responsibilities. Under the direction of the Headteacher/SENDCO, you will work alongside other members of our Hodthorpe Family team to ensure appropriate support for the needs of our children. Working in all levels of the curriculum, supporting an individual child and small groups with intervention programmes, suitable for their learning development. You will work closely with appropriate agencies, teaching staff and parents/carers.
Please take a look at the full job description.
The descriptions below of our ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what’ define the work we are developing as a Trust. They are an aspiration, and we are always striving to achieve them.
We ensure our ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what’ hold us to account for the work we do.
Why do we exist?
Our purpose is to ensure every LEARNER has choices about their future
Our first job is to support and extend learning for pupils to provide them with the skills and knowledge to make those choices.
Our second job is to make sure no child is ignored, no family is unsupported and no life is wasted, by providing intervention at the earliest opportunity.
Our responsibility to education is to provide an environment where practitioners can collaborate, learn from each other, take risks and reflect.
How will we act?
We will use our purpose as a driver for our culture, ensuring we are;
Connected (sharing information openly, broadly and deliberately)
Helpful (embracing servant leadership and use initiative to solve the problem)
Organised (employing efficient strategies and trust colleagues to deliver)
Informed (asking coaching questions to understand what is happening)
Candid (disagreeing openly and compassionately)
Effective (only retaining our best elements and looking for continuous improvement)
Simple (avoiding complexity and increasing clarity)
What is our strategy?
We will use our culture to ensure the work of the Trust;
Focuses on creating capacity (time and resources) for schools
Ensures support is agile, providing intervention at the earliest opportunity
Supports schools to employ and invest in the best educators for children
Seeks continuous improvement and disruptive innovation
In return we offer being part of a friendly team who value our staff members and are a hardworking and enthusiastic team with the desire and skills to improve outcomes.
As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.
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