SEN specialist, Suitable for NQTs
Art and design, Dance, Drama
£21,675 per annum, £17,340 pro-rata
Post Title: SEND Assistant
Salary: £21,675 per annum, £17,340 pro-rata
Full/part time: Full time, Term Time Only.
To work under the guidance/instruction of SEN & Inclusion Manager to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for students and to assist the teacher in the management of students and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area under the guidance of teaching staff
• To provide physical and communication support using modes of communication appropriate to the individual needs of the student
• To provide communication support to enable full access to the curriculum and any extra curricula activities
e.g. lessons, assemblies, parents’ evenings, reviews and visits
• To work with individuals and groups of students in class with additional needs under the direction of the class teacher and SENCO
• To help plan and organise learning activities for students being supported
• To provide support in a manner which facilitates the student’s cognitive development by removing barriers to learning
• To ensure the physical welfare of students and assist students with their physical needs as appropriate and agreed, e.g. assisting with lifting moving and handling, intimate care
• To clarify, modify and adapt materials to an appropriate level according to need
• To participate in the Student’s student mentoring programme
• Under the guidance of the SENCO, contribute to setting individual targets and to the review of those targets. Attend and contribute to meetings to review students' progress, and contribute to written reports
• To monitor the progress of identified students, keep written records consistent with Student systems and provide the teacher with feedback on students’ progress in relation to provision
• To provide support for students' emotional and social development by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour, and dealing with disruption as agreed in the Student's Behaviour Management Policy. Contribute to programmes of support for identified students
• To liaise with professionals and external agencies where necessary under the direction of the SENCO
• To assist in the production of appropriate teaching materials
• To contribute to the target setting and review process and support student in meeting specific targets of IEP.
• To maintain and monitor the use of specialist equipment and promote optimum use of specialist equipment in all settings
• To liaise with staff, parents and relevant professionals
• To undertake relevant training as part of continuing professional development
• Attend all staff meetings and supervision sessions
• To maintain appropriate records of work and progress
• To promote the student’s inclusion within the school
• To promote the student’s independence skills in communication, learning and social skills
Key Organisational Objectives
• Following Health and Safety requirements and initiatives as directed
• Ensuring compliance with Data Protection legislation and confidentiality
• The Student is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of student and we expect all staff to share this commitment.
• At all times operating within the college’s Equalities policies.
• Commitment and contribution to improving standards for students as appropriate
• Adopting Customer Care and Quality initiatives
• Fulfilling the role of Student Personal Adviser and/or mentor if required
• Contributing to the maintenance of a caring and stimulating environment for young people
• At all times the postholder must adhere to professional business standards of dress, courtesy and efficiency in line with the ethos and specialism of the Student
Special Conditions of Service
The Academy will undertake an enhanced disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check on successful candidates.
Because of the nature of the post, candidates are not entitled to withhold information regarding convictions by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 as amended. Candidates are required to give details of any convictions on their application form and are expected to disclose such information at the appointment interview.
Because this post allows substantial access to student, candidates are required to comply with departmental procedures in relation to Police checks. If candidates are successful in their application prior to taking up post, they will be required to give written permission to the Department to ascertain details from the Metropolitan Police regarding any convictions against them and, as appropriate the nature of such convictions.
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Free School, ages 16 to 19
Up to 400 pupils
16 to 19
About Big Creative Academy
Big Creative Academy (BCA) is a post-16 free school specialising in the creative industries. We believe that teaching skills employers want and empowering young people to think reflectively enables positive outcomes for students and our wider community. Big Creative Academy is committed to wellbeing and excellent teaching. Our mission is to improve the lives of young people through high quality training and creative industry experiences. We have 350 learners studying vocational programmes progressing to higher education and employment.
Some of the benefits of working at Big Creative Academy
Big Creative Academy has a Wellbeing Manifesto promoting positive relationships, resilience and reflection which extends to staff as well as students. We want our team to be productive and happy. The Academy provides the following benefits:
• State of the arts on site Gym facility.
• Discretionary half days on Fridays.
• A staff wellbeing day.
• An employee assistance line.
• Full pension benefits in either the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme.
• An individual CPD plan.
• Admin days built into the academic year
• Teaching, learning and assessment groups to share best practice and try new teaching techniques.
Opportunities to learn from your creative colleagues, for example, learning how to DJ, sew, improve your Photoshop skills.