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  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 July 2024

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Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114.00 - £23,500.00 Annually (FTE) 3 days per week

SEN Teaching Partner job summary

Make a Real Difference: 1:1 SEN Teaching Partner

Are you a passionate and dedicated individual with a desire to provide life-changing support to a child with complex needs?

We are seeking a truly exceptional 1:1 SEN Teaching Partner to join our team. In this unique and rewarding role, you will work closely with one child, providing individualized support and fostering their growth and development.

About the Role:

  • This is a 1:1 position, offering the opportunity to build a strong and trusting relationship with a child with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities (SEND).
  • You will play a vital role in supporting their communication development, specifically focusing on pre-verbal skills.
  • Your responsibilities will include:
    • Providing intimate care as required, ensuring their comfort and well-being.
    • Implementing strategies to support communication, social interaction, and emotional well-being, tailored to the child's specific needs.
    • Working collaboratively with the child's teachers, external agencies (C&I and SaLT), and parents.
    • Encouraging independence and building confidence in a safe and stimulating environment.
    • Observing and recording the child's progress to inform individualised learning plans.
    • Using initiative and being open to trying new strategies and approaches to ensure optimal support.

    You are the ideal candidate if you:

    • Have experience supporting children with complex needs and a deep understanding of SEN, particularly autism.
    • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with a pre-verbal child.
    • Are calm, enthusiastic, and have a positive and can-do attitude.
    • Are physically fit and well, able to keep up with the demands of the role, including getting up and down from the floor, spending time outdoors, and being quick to respond when needed.
    • Are a strong advocate for inclusion and committed to safeguarding the child's well-being.
    • Are comfortable working with external agencies and communicating effectively with parents at the end of each session.

    We Offer:

    • The opportunity to make a profound and lasting difference in the life of a child.
    • A supportive and collaborative working environment.
    • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities.
    • Competitive salary and benefits package.

    OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

    OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

    OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

    Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our Working in RLTguide.

    This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

    The River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

    For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies.

    This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this link List of offences that are not filtered

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Witney Community Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
231 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

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