Function of the post:
to the students’ development including their social and emotional well-being in
supporting the teaching and learning in the classroom, providing general and
specific assistance to students, under the direction and guidance of the
teacher or independently in a one-to-one setting. This will involve providing
assistance to the teacher in supporting students on a one-to-one or small group
basis, across a wide range of activities and supported learning activities,
including the preparation, maintenance and adaptation of resources.
In liaison with, and under the guidance of the teaching
staff and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and following best practice,
appropriately support students on an individual or small group basis to
understand instructions, and complete activities, encouraging and developing
independent learning and inclusion of all students to ensure progression and
Support students in social and emotional well-being,
generally providing students with positive feedback and praise to reinforce and
sustain students’ efforts and develop self-reliance and self-esteem; report
problems to the teacher, or as appropriate and in-line with academy policy and
procedures, such as health and safety, child protection, behaviour management.
Monitor students’ responses to learning and feedback to
the teacher on students’ progress and record basic student data in line with
Support the learning of children, including
implementing intervention programmes, in order to meet targets as required by
the Special Educational needs and Disability Code of Practice and as identified
on the pupil’s plan, including completing the appropriate paperwork.
Provide general administrative support as required and
directed by your line manager.
Attend meetings and training sessions as required and
agreed with your line manager.
At Oakmoor we
offer a diverse programme of professional development to enable teachers to
enrich their practice in areas that they have identified and want to develop.
Professional development is closely linked to our school strategic plan and
individual performance management to ensure that we are improving and enhancing
the school as well as individual practice.
school year, staff participate in a Twilight programme of professional
development that has a focus on key areas. All staff are given the time and
opportunity to choose a theme that they would like to research and study. The
results of this work are then implemented to improve and enhance an area of
their practice. There are also opportunities to share this knowledge with the
whole school through our meeting and INSET programme and on many occasions
whole school policy and practice has been influenced by the Twilight
professional development programme.
Staff are also
given the opportunity to work collaboratively with other staff and departments
across the school through our meeting cycle. The collaborative meetings have a
clear agenda that relates to sharing good practice to enhance provision through
planned learning walks, work scrutiny opportunities and discussion and debate regarding
learning, the curriculum, assessment, examination technique and classroom
For Early Careers
Teachers (ECTs), our programme has been recognised as delivering the highest
grading for guidance and support for our newly qualified teachers.
Our ECTs have a mentor who works in
partnership with them to ensure that they continue to develop throughout the
academic year. Their mentor observes lessons and provides regular feedback on
the quality of their teaching as well as offering helpful advice on how to
This support programme continues once
qualified teacher status has been achieved, as staff progress into our Recently
Qualified Teacher (RQT) programme to ensure that support and development is on
going, as we recognise that we have different needs at different stages of our
services staff wishing to become teachers, we have a successful School Direct
programme which is delivered jointly through our close link with the University
of Chichester. This programme provides an opportunity to train with us for one
year and includes a second placement in another school for one half term. When
accepted onto our School Direct Programme, trainees are fully integrated into
our staff team and are supported to ensure that they are given every
opportunity to develop the skills required to become an outstanding teacher. To
date, we have a 100% pass and employment rate and we expect to see this
continue in the future.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of all relevant pre-employment checks.
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