We are recruiting Teaching Assistants to support children
with specific needs on a one-to-one basis, and to support children’s learning
in class. We have recently joined Oxford
Dioceses Bucks Schools Trust, the benefits of being part of a trust are outlined
Candidates with experience with working with children with
communication/interaction needs and SEMH needs is desirable. The school our
looking for support staff members to become part of newly formed team and move
the school to the next part of its journey. The school is a happy place to work
with supportive staff, governors and parents and wonderful pupils who want to
learn! There are regular opportunities to attend LSA meetings and undertake
additional training including progression to teacher training in the future.
All our teaching assistants work alongside our qualified
teachers to support learning – whether supporting individual children,
providing administrative and welfare support, teaching small groups,
supervising children at play or lunchtimes and much more!
About the Role:
- To work under the guidance of the SENDCo and class teacher to
support teaching and learning in the classroom, including support for specific
- To provide general support to the class teacher in the
management and organisation of the pupils and the classroom, and specifically
for named children
- To assist the teacher in creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly,
and supportive learning environment
- To promote the inclusion of all children
ensuring that they have equal access, to opportunities to learn and develop
(including working 1:1 to support children with special educational needs).
- To work with an individual child on a range of
activities and to constructively help the child to participate by adapting
and/or interpreting lessons and instructions accordingly. This will include:
- Supporting children with their social
behaviour, attitude and skills
- Enabling them to develop their independence
- To further develop their language, literacy, mathematical, scientific,
technological, manipulative and physical skills
- To assist with the implementation
of specific learning and therapy programmes
- To support children with speech and
language problems and, when necessary, assist with speech and language training
- To assist in the formulation,
implementation, and maintenance of the child’s EHCP’s working alongside the
class teacher and SENCo.
- To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school
The benefits of joining the
Oxford Dioceses Bucks Schools Trust:
The ODBST family consists of 12
primary schools across Buckinghamshire, and we are delighted you are
considering joining The Downley School for the next step in your career.
Being part of a Trust, makes
you part of the family and this comes with many opportunities from CPD training
and networking to in-house support and career development.
Whether your role is as a
leader, local governing body member, teacher, learning support, school business
manager or any another role at one of our schools, your contribution to our organisation
and therefore to the lives and outcomes of our pupils will be very much valued.
We are committed to our staff
and offer benefits which include:
- Employee Assistance Programme
with Health Assured - Free counselling and advice for employees and their
families (T & C's apply)
- We follow Teachers Terms and
- Graded Pay Scales for Support
- Extensive CPD, Coaching and
Mentoring course and opportunities in-house and external.
- Networking for not just our
Headteachers but our Office teams, Leaders, ECT’s, Subject leads, DSL’s and
- Inspection updates
- Pension for both support and
- Term time only working for
many of our roles
- Finally, by being part of
ODBST, you are becoming part of and impacting children’s future’s, and we look
forward to welcoming you to the team.
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