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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    7 May 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    17 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Subject

Special Education Needs (SEN)

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£13,155.00 - £13,373.00 Annually (Actual)

Support Specialist job summary

Support Specialist

Polden Bower School are seeking a dedicated and compassionate individual to provide support to a teacher who is partially sighted and who benefits from Access to Work arrangements. In this role, you will work closely with the teacher to ensure their professional needs are met, allowing them to effectively carry out their teaching responsibilities. Salary grade 15. The hours of work would be 25 per week as follows: Monday: 08:00 - 12:00 + 13:30 - 15:30, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 08:00 - 12:00 + 15:30 - 16:30, Thursday 08:00 - 12:00

This post is linked to funding and if there is any change to this, the usual notice period for end of contract will be made.

As a support specialist at you would be working within a supportive team of committed teachers and support staff. If you feel you have what it takes to work with us to achieve the very best for our students, we would very much like you to join our team and play a vital role in supporting a partially sighted teacher in their mission to provide quality education to all students. Your dedication and assistance will contribute to creating an inclusive and accessible learning environment where every student can thrive.

Polden Bower, is a 220-place special school and has the specialist resources needed to meet the needs of our students. State-of-the-art facilities for all the children and young people, this includes a warm water pool for physiotherapy; a sports hall; a sensory room; and fully accessible classrooms with the latest teaching technology. This is a very exciting time to be joining a growing Federation. We are working in partnership with The Bridge School which is the PRU within Bridgwater.

You must:

1. Provide assistance with setting up and using assistive technology tools and software

2. Assist in the adaptation of educational materials, including textbooks, worksheets, and visual aids

3. Offer support during classroom activities and instruction, including organising materials, facilitating student interactions, and providing additional assistance as needed

4. Assist with administrative tasks related to teaching, such as lesson planning, supporting the logging of parental communications on school systems, communication with students, parents, and colleagues to allow the teacher to focus on instructional delivery.

5. Providing guidance and assistance with navigating the school environment, including guiding the teacher between classrooms, helping them locate resources, and using the school systems and equipment as required to support their teaching

In return we will provide:

A fantastic group of young people who thrive within a supportive environment

A skilled and experienced professional team within which to work

Commitment to your professional development

Commitment to high quality induction and performance management

We are committed to offering our staff a high quality and extensive CPD and offer opportunities for progression throughout the school and wider partnership.

Please contact Miss Jo Stamford should you need any further information Enquires are welcomed.

Age range of students: 4-19

Polden Bower School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, medical clearance proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references.

Following the acceptance of your interview, an online check will be carried out as detailed in the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines

Commitment to safeguarding

Polden Bower School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, medical clearance proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references.

Following the acceptance of your interview, an online check will be carried out as detailed in the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines

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About Polden Bower School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
194 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

Special School

School location

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