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  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored


Special Education Needs (SEN)

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£24,294.00 - £26,421.00 Annually (FTE) Term time only 31.25 hours

Special Education Needs Support Assistant - Level 5 job summary

The St Bart's Multi Academy Trust, in partnership with Governors, staff and children of Abbey Hill Academy and College are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our hard working and committed team. This role is based at our Norton site.

At Abbey Hill Academy and College 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.

Job Purpose

To work with teachers as part of a professional team to support teaching and learning for SEN pupils. Providingspecialist assistance to pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning, such as those withmoderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and/or behavioural, social, communication,sensory or physical disabilities.

Key Duties / Responsibilities

  1. Provide learning activities for individuals and groups of pupils under the professional direction andsupervision of a qualified teacher, differentiating and adapting learning programmes to suit the needsof allocated pupils with SEN
  2. Plan and evaluate specialist learning activities with the teacher, writing reports and records asrequired
  3. Work with pupils on therapy or care programmes, designed and supervised by a therapist/careprofessional
  4. Monitor, assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment, as agreed with theteacher, drawing any problems which cannot be resolved to the attention of the teacher
  5. Select and adapt appropriate resources/methods to facilitate agreed learning activities
  6. Be involved in planning, organising and implementing individual development plans for pupils (suchas Individual educational plans), including attendance at, and contribution to, reviews
  7. Attend to pupils’ personal needs including toileting, hygiene, dressing and eating, as well as help withsocial, welfare and health matters
  8. Be part of the induction of pupils into specialist units, main stream classes or schools for pupils withspecial educational needs
  9. Monitor pupils’ conduct and behaviour throughout the learning process and intervene to resolvecomplex, difficult or very challenging issues
  10. Supervise individuals and groups of pupils throughout the day, including supervision in theclassroom, playground and dining areas
  11. Work with pupils not working to normal timetable
  12. Establish and maintain relationships with families and carers and other adults, e.g. speech therapists
  13. Advise and assist pupils in the proper use and deployment of complex personal and learning aidesand equipment
  14. Escort and supervise pupils on educational and out of school activities and reporting issues to theteacher as appropriate
  15. Be responsible for the preparation, maintenance and control of stocks of materials and resources
  16. Administer medication in accordance with an agreed plan under direction of healthcare practitionerand following appropriate training
  17. Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within theacademy, raising any concerns following academy protocol/procedures
  18. Any other duties appropriate to the post.

Abbey Hill Academy & College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"

This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from schools or by visiting www.crb.gov.uk

More information on the school including our Prospectus and Safeguarding Policy can be found on our website https://www.abbeyhillschool.co.uk/

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 Abbey Hill Academy & College

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
Up to 355 pupils
Age range
3 to 19

School location

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