Teaching Assistant - SEN - Temporary to July 2023

Castleford Townville Infants' School, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 3QJ

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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    30 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - To July 2023

Pay scale

Grade 4

Teaching Assistant - SEN - Temporary to July 2023 job summary

Townville Infant School is seeking to appoint an experienced and competently skilled Teaching Assistant to work across EYFS and KS1 supporting children with special educational needs. This is a temporary SEN contract. The successful applicant will need to be professional, supportive and confidential and will need to be fully committed to working with school staff includingthe SENCO, other professionals and also the family. They will support learning effectively with particular attention to the development of social communication skills and the personal, social and emotional needs of a pupil whilst working with them on a 1:1 basis. They will need to have high expectations of themselves and the progress, behaviour and safety of the pupil they will be working with. The post is term time only to work under the direction and supervision of the class teacher, Headteacher and SENCO.

If you have a desire to provide the best possible learning experiences for young children so that they are able to fulfil their greatest potential, this role could be the one for you!

The successful candidate will:

Have a good understanding of, and experience of working in, EYFS and KS1, particularly with children with SEND (Inc. ADHD and Autism)

Be an excellent practitioner, enthusing and inspiring children.

Be adaptable, calm and positive.

Recognise and value the role children play in their own learning and development.

Be able to support the class teacher effectively ensuring a positive impact on pupil progress and productivity.

Have a high expectation of attainment and behaviour.

Have a positive attitude and a friendly nature.

Understand and value the importance of their role in the wider picture of whole school improvement.

Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Work effectively as part of a team.

Have the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with parents.

Be committed to undertaking professional development to support their role.

In return we offer:

A place on a forward-thinking team.

A child-centred approach

Support of a strong, caring staff and governor team committed to children's success and the continued success of our school.

Positive, happy and enthusiastic children.

Opportunities for ongoing professional development.

A school with strong links to the Local Authority SEND services.

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About Castleford Townville Infants' School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
140 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 7
Phone number
01977 554185

Our school has approximately 161 pupils on roll who are taught by staff that are enthusiastic, energetic and committed to their roles. Together, we ensure that the children are always the focus of school life and are valued both as individuals and as part of the school community.

Our school focuses on promoting all aspects of each child's development including academic, physical, social and spiritual development - thus laying down strong foundations for future progress. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is challenging, stimulating, enjoyable and fun, as we believe that exciting learning opportunities enhance progress. Above all, we want all our children to be happy and enjoy their time with us.

Arranging a visit to Castleford Townville Infants' School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email townville@townville.wakefield.sch.uk.

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