This job expired on 20 June 2024

  • Job start date

    4 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    4 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: Monday to Friday - 23.25 hours 4 days from 8.30am to 12.30pm 1 day from 8.30am to 3.15pm

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 year

Pay scale

D1 - D5

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of students with special educational needs? St Winnow CofE Primary School is seeking a dedicated and compassionate SEN Teaching Assistant to join our vibrant school community. In this role, you will provide vital support to students, helping them achieve their full potential and thrive in an inclusive learning environment. If you have a nurturing spirit, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to fostering a positive and supportive atmosphere, we would love to hear from you.

Main Purpose of role

To take a proactive role in the support of the educational, social and physical needs of pupils; to support the curriculum and the School through the provision of a high level of assistance in the practical organisation of class activities, undertaking group work and ensuring the welfare and development of pupils.

As a SEN Teaching Assistant, you play a crucial role in aiding students on their educational journey. Cultivating various strategies to meet each student's unique needs is essential. Collaboration with teachers, therapists, and families to develop comprehensive support plans is vital

Duties and responsibilities

  • To assist individuals and groups of children in developing knowledge, skills and attitudes as defined by the Curriculum. To take into account the learning support involved to aid the children to learn as effectively as possible.

  • To establish supportive relationships with the pupil/s concerned and to encourage acceptance and inclusion of all pupils.

  • To encourage social integration and individual development of pupils. To develop methods of promoting and reinforcing pupils’ self-esteem.

  • To assist in preparing, using and maintaining relevant teaching resources, including wall displays and cleaning up classrooms after activities. To ensure that basic classroom materials are available for use.

  • To be responsible for monitoring the use of and maintaining an up-to-date inventory of all classroom materials and equipment. To monitor stock levels of materials, check for missing and/or damaged equipment, and arrange for new supplies to be ordered as required (subject to approval) so as to ensure all necessary teaching aids are readily available at all times.

  • To assist with lunch and break time supervision of children on a rota basis in accordance with the School’s Policy for Playground Supervision.

  • To accompany children on educational visits and outings as supervised by the Teacher.

  • To assess, monitor and record children’s progress in relation to IEP’s, and to feed back to the SENCO/Teacher with regard to children’s progress and the success of IEP’s, including making recommendations for alterations to improve the effectiveness of IEP’s.

  • To assess, monitor and record children’s progress, health, behaviour and general wellbeing. To feedback any information (including concerns) regarding the well-being and educational needs of children to the Teacher or Headteacher as appropriate.

  • To meet with teachers, SENCOs, appropriate phase leaders and Governors on a regular basis to discuss improvements to the teaching practices, delivery of the curriculum and progress and concerns regarding individual pupils.

  • To be aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/Teacher/school work and to ensure the confidentiality of such sensitive information.

  • To supervise an individual or small group of children within a class under the overall control of the Teacher.

  • To administer minor first aid (as trained), assist in the dispensation of medically prescribed controlled drugs (as per the approved procedure) and to assist with children who are sick as needed.

  • To carry out administrative tasks associated with all of the above duties as directed by the Teacher.

  • To remain aware and work within all relevant school working practices, policies and procedures.

  • To attend staff meetings and school-based INSET as required.

  • The post holder is responsible for his/her own self-development on a continuous basis.

  • To be aware of and work in accordance with the school’s child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures, and to raise any concerns relating to such procedures which may be noted during the course of duty.

  • To be aware of and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures including the Schools Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Conduct, national legislation (including Health and Safety, Data Protection).

  • To undertake other duties appropriate to the grading of the post as required.

  • To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties. All information including personal data must be handled responsibly, securely and in line with the Data protection policy, guidance and training.

What the school offers its staff

We offer a wonderful school environment with children that are eager to learn. Our team is supportive, welcoming with a wealth of experience.

Commitment to safeguarding

St Barnabas CE Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks. This position is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975.

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About St Winnow CofE School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
91 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01208 872665

St Winnow School is a lovely primary school located on the outskirts of Lostwithiel. It is a school that provides a personal, caring family atmosphere that supports and nurtures its pupils on their individual learning journeys.

Arranging a visit to St Winnow CofE School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ljacques@stbarnabasmat.com.

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