SEN Teaching Assistant

Hillingdon, London
Date Posted:29 May 2019

SEN Teaching Assistant

Hillingdon, London
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Starting in September 2019, the role would involve supporting 14 students aged 11-18 years of age. Work is highly individualised and provided on a 1:1 and small group basis. The focus of the HIRB is to help deaf students develop the communication skills, social skills and confidence required to achieve their full academic potential.

This Hearing-Impaired Provision supports students through an auditory oral approach, with a strong commitment to helping students develop their vocabulary, grammar and speech. Auditory oral communication requires pupils to use their residual hearing to understand and communicate using spoken language. The benefits of such an approach are numerous, supporting people with hearing impairments to communicate with family in their native language, interact with the general population without the use of an interpreter, and enable greater employment opportunities in the future. The teaching team also works closely with a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist who visits weekly to identify pupils learning targets and develop programmes of study.

Located within a large secondary school site supporting over 1000 mainstream students, Deaf Awareness training is provided to all new students and staff. Inclusivity is a core value that all staff at the school embody and provision staff liaise with mainstream regularly to ensure deaf students have access to both the curriculum and extra-curricular activities.

The HIRB has been purpose built to support deaf students with low ceilings and fitted carpets. All classrooms have sound field systems which are compatible with student's radio aids. Almost all students are equipped with hearing aid, FM systems and audiological equipment and are taught to manage and maintain their own equipment.

The HIRB team consists of a coordinator, two Teachers and a team of specialist Learning Support Assistants (LSAs). A range of intervention strategies are used including: speech and language therapy, precision teaching, reading schemes, talkboxes, games clubs, reverse integration and trips away.

The Learning Support Assistant will:
*Hold or be willing to work towards a Level 3 BTEC Advanced Award in working with sensory impaired young people (hearing impairment).
*Have experience supporting secondary students with hearing impairments
*Differentiate lessons to suit the needs and abilities of learners in the class
*Work under the guidance of the class teacher and report to the Head of the Hearing-Impaired Provision
*Provide support according to each pupils EHCP
*Work 1:1 or in small groups with students in the class

The school has:
*Been OFSTED rated GOOD
*Around 1100 students aged 11-18 years of age
*Outstanding GCSE and A level achievement, ranking in the top 10% of schools nationally
*An inclusive school and curriculum to ensure all pupils are engaged
*Extensive professional development programmes for all staff to develop their skills

By registering with Tradewind, we can offer you:
*We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay
*We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 30 to be exact! That's 23 more than our next nearest competitor
*A great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn up to *£100
*Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
*Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability

To join us and be successful in this Learning Support Assistant role you will need to:
*Hold an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks
*Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained
*You must have the legal right to work in the UK

Click 'Apply now' to be considered for this great position as Learning Support Assistant in Hillingdon, London or for more information about the role, contact Jade George on 0207 845 5450 / OPTION 3 or We look forward to hearing from you and helping take you on the next step of your teaching career.
Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates, clients and employees come first. At Tradewind you will have access to 25 fully certified CPD courses, that's 18 more than our next nearest competitor, all focused on making you the best you can be. We have the very best people available to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you. Put simply; we listen, we learn, we deliver. Why? Because our people matter most.
We specialise in matching Teachers and Support Staff to their dream job, and help Primary, Secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 11 offices in the UK, including: London, the West Midlands, the North West, East Anglia, the North East, the South West, Yorkshire, the Midlands, Herts and Bucks.
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