5 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    15 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - Until August 2024

Actual salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

Fieldhead Primary Academy is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed individual to work as a Teaching Assistant primarily with a child who has SEMH needs.

We require the successful candidate to –

  • Develop a holistic approach to meeting Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, enabling learners to make good progress by working with teachers, other support staff, families and external agencies.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans, Risk Assessments, Personal Care and Therapy Care programmes for a designated group/form.
  • Establish therapeutic relationships with students and interact with them according to individual needs.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students
  • Encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by teachers.
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
  • To help students develop resilience and independence, both learning in lessons and forming positive relationships with peers and staff.
  • Provide feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of teachers.
  • To develop and enhance expertise in supporting students with complex social, emotional and mental health needs by attending training and working alongside relevant internal and external professionals such as psychologists and therapists.
  • To provide support in the delivery of specialist interventions, taking a lead where appropriate.
  • To sustain an active engagement with families of designated students to help them explore issues and make changes in areas that may be affecting their child’s learning and development. This may involve home visits.
  • To track the progress of students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs using the available data and monitor the impact of interventions, sharing this with the SENCo and other relevant professionals.

What the school offers its staff

The role will offer the suitable candidate the opportunity to work in an inclusive and supportive environment which aims to provide the best learning experiences for its pupils. The school is committed to ensuring that all pupils can participate in a variety of activities to support them in their journey towards becoming confident lifelong learners.

Further details about the role

Further details can be found in the recruitment pack

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to fieldhead@focus-trust.co.uk

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About Fieldhead Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
185 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01924 473016

Arranging a visit to Fieldhead Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email fieldhead@focus-trust.co.uk.

School location

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