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  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£15,338.00 - £15,338.00 Annually (Actual)

SEND 1:1 TA job summary

Post: SEND 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Location: Academy based

Salary: Grade 1, point 2, £15,338

Contract: Fixed term to 31/12/2024

Status: Term Time Only Time, plus training days

Hours: 29.5 hours

Advert closes: midnight Sunday 14th April 2024
Interviews:
TBC

We are looking for an experienced SEND 1:1 Teaching Assistant to support within our academy. Experience of supporting pupils with their behaviour is essential.

Our SEND team is a forward thinking, vibrant group of people committed to helping our pupils achieve their very best. You will be required to support the children individually as well as work with the children within a whole class and group setting. The posts will involve supporting the children’s learning, social and personal care needs.

It is expected that the successful candidates will liaise with the parents, staff and outside agencies around the needs of the pupil.

Purpose of the job

Overall purpose of the post is to work with teachers support teaching and learning by working with individuals or small groups of pupils under the direction of teaching staff and may be responsible for some learning activities within the overall teaching plan.

Teaching and Learning

  • Work with individuals or small groups of pupils in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff.
  • Provide classroom support in the teacher’s absence for short periods of time.
  • Support pupils to understand instructions.
  • Support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils.
  • Support the teacher in behaviour management and keeping pupils on task.
  • Supporting pupils learning through play.

Resources

  • Prepare and clear up the learning environment including displays and the presentation of pupil’s work.
  • May handle small amounts of cash e.g. for school visits.
  • Photocopying, filing and preparing resources for lessons as directed by the teacher.

Exams, educational visits and other supervision

  • May invigilate exams and tests.
  • May assist escorting pupils on educational visits.
  • May assist with break time supervision including facilitating games and activities.

Personal and welfare support

  • May assist pupils with dressing, hygiene and eating whilst encouraging independence.
  • Supporting pupils emotional and social well-being, reporting any problems to the teacher.

Systems, policies and procedures

  • Contribute to maintaining a safe environment.
  • Responsible for the careful and safe use of equipment

Team involvement

  • May demonstrate own duties to new or less experienced staff.

Building professional relationship

  • Communicates with pupils to support learning and development and encourage acceptable behaviour.
  • Exchanges information with staff and parents/carers.

Record keeping and information management

  • Record basic pupil data and providing feed back to the teacher.

Problem solving and decision making

  • Identify straight forward solutions to simple problems and minimal personal initiative required.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • NVQ level 2 in Maths and English as a minimum plus any related area or equivalent or equivalent experience.
  • IT and keyboard skills.
  • Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures relevant to health and safety and child protection.

Physical demands and working conditions

  • May be required to stand for long periods and or work in awkward positions e.g. low chairs.
  • Some exposure to unpleasant conditions e.g. noise, outdoor working.

Flexibility Clause

As a term of your employment you may reasonably be expected to perform duties of a similar or related nature to those outlined in the job description.

Variation Clause

This job description will be reviewed and updated periodically in order to ensure that it relates to the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes. This procedure will be conducted by the Principal/Manager in consultation with the postholder. In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible management reserves the right to make changes to the job description following consultation.

Fluency in English

The post is covered by Part 7 of the immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Ormiston South Parade Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Ormiston Academies Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

All successful appointments will be subject to suitability checks in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, online searches, prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, which provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions, can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

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)
medical
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 Ormiston South Parade Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
561 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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