The St Bart's Multi Academy Trust, in partnership with Governors, staff and children of Longford Primary Academy are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our hard working and committed team.
At Longford Primary Academy our children come first. High expectations, mutual trust and respect are underpinned by a warm, supportive ethos. In the best interests of our children we work very closely with our partner Academies. The successful candidate will be working alongside a team of caring, enthusiastic, dedicated staff, who are well-supported by their Senior Leadership Team.
To work with teachers as part of a professional team to lead, organise and support teaching and learning activities for SEN pupils. The primary focus is to work with individuals and groups delivering specified work under the direction of a qualified teacher and the SENDCO. The individual provides specialist learning support for pupils identified as having learning difficulties, including complex and multiple special education needs, in a broad range of different learning situations and settings. The post holder also plans, organises and undertakes other related duties to fully support and underpin learning, personal and social development.
Key Duties / Responsibilities
- Use teaching and learning objectives to plan, evaluate and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate within agreed systems of supervision
- Deliver specified work to individuals and small groups modifying and adapting activities as necessary
- Work with pupils on therapy or care programmes, designed and supervised by a therapist/care professional
- Provide specialist support to pupils with severe learning, behavioural, communication, social, sensory or physical difficulties
- Monitor pupils conduct and behaviour throughout the learning process and intervene to resolve highly complex, difficult or very challenging issues
- Assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment
- Liaise with staff and other relevant professionals and provide specialist support/advice to meet the needs of pupils
- Assess the needs of pupils and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support pupils’ learning
- Attend to pupils’ personal needs including toileting, hygiene, dressing and eating, as well as help with social, welfare and health matters
- Administer medication in accordance with an agreed plan under direction of healthcare practitioner and following appropriate training
- Develop and implement individual development plans for pupils (such as Individual educational plans), including attendance at, and contribution to, reviews
- Supervise individuals and groups of pupils throughout the day, including supervision in the classroom, playground and dining areas
- Support the role of parents/carers in pupils’ learning and contribute to meetings with parents/carers to provide constructive feedback on pupil progress/achievement etc.
- Contribute to the development of policies and procedures
- Be responsible for the preparation, maintenance and control of stocks of materials and resources
- Liaise with external agencies on a regular basis
- Provide pastoral care to pupils for example as head of year or tutor group
- Be responsible for pupils who are not working to the normal timetable
- Undertake training with specific area of expertise to ensure that staff, parents / carers are fully trained to meet the expectations of the school
- Manage the induction of pupils into specialist units, classes or schools for pupils with special educational needs
- Advise and assist pupils in the proper use and deployment of highly complex personal and learning aides and equipment
- Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the academy, raising any concerns following academy protocol/procedures
- Any other duties appropriate to the post
Visits to the school are encouraged, dates available:
Tuesday 14th November at 2pm or Tuesday 21st November at 2pm
Please contact the office to make arrangements.
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