Deadline is today

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Special Education Needs (SEN)

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£27,310.00 Annually (FTE) Actual pay - £22,535

Senior Support Assistant job summary

Senior Support Assistant

Location: Cressex Site

36 hrs per week term time + INSET days (39 weeks per year)

Bucks Pay Range 3.16 FTE: £27,310 per annum - Actual pay £22,535 per annum

We are seeking dynamic Senior Support Assistants to work closely alongside our class teachers to deliver high quality, meaningful education to our pupils. Our school vision is “Success Through Well-Being”, with our primary focus on independent living skills, community involvement, effective communication and self-regulation. We are looking for senior support staff with strong leadership and organisational skills who can lead a class of up to 8 students during the class teacher’s PPA, as well as support the class teacher. This is a perfect opportunity for those who are looking for teaching / leading experience and those considering completing a teaching qualification in the future. If you are a hardworking, flexible team player, we want to hear from you.

Job Description

This job description describes in general terms the normal duties which the post-holder will be expected to undertake. However, the job or duties described may vary or be amended from time to time without changing the level of responsibility associated with the post.

Teaching and Learning

  • Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the class teacher, line manager and other school staff.
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programmes and curriculum target setting for pupils and help monitor their progress.
  • Provide support for individual pupils inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities.
  • Work with other professionals, such as therapists and psychologists, as necessary.
  • Assist with the maintenance of pupil records.
  • Support pupils with a range of special needs and help develop their social skills.
  • Plan and prepare one morning or afternoon lesson per week with support from the class teacher.
  • Lead class to allow class teacher time for planning, preparation and assessment.
  • Supervise class to cover short-term absence of class teacher as required.
  • Administrative Duties

  • Ensure learning journals effectively captures pupils progress, under the direction of the class teacher.
  • Daily communication with parents
  • Timely reporting of behaviour, medical, and safeguarding information.
  • Standards and Quality Assurance

  • Support the aims and ethos of the school.
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance.
  • Attend team and staff meetings as required.
  • Undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned by the class teacher.
  • Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety.
  • Other duties and responsibilities

  • Attend to the physical well-being of pupils as appropriate to their individual needs, including personal care.
  • Actively supervise pupils at the beginning and end of the day, including escorting to transport.
  • Actively supervise and engage pupils in a range of activities during break and lunchtimes.
  • Undertake Team Teach training and be prepared to undertake any training necessary to support professional development.
  • Undertake Child Protection training in accordance with Bucks Council guidance

Applications: Please complete the application online.

Closing Date - 17th June 2024

Chiltern Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory, Enhanced DBS, qualifications and reference checks.

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications

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 Chiltern Wood School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
199 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

School location

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