SEN Teaching Assistant

Ware, Hertfordshire
Date Posted:09 Jun 2020
  1. SEN Teaching Assistant
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant

Ware, Hertfordshire
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Our client is currently recruiting Teaching Assistants to assist in the support and inclusion of children with Special Educational Needs/diverse learning needs at our mild learning difficulty school in Ware, Hertfordshire.

We have a school in East Hertfordshire part of an Academy Trust. It is a SEND Secondary School in which provides education for students with a range of needs including Autism, Down's Syndrome and other conditions that result in a developmental delay. The school caters for 160 pupils in School year 7 to 11. Academically the children are taught a primary curriculum.

You will be required to work under the supervision of the class teacher, typically class sizes are around 15-20 and have 2 to 3 Teaching Assistants and a full time Class teacher.

Main Core Duties:

Supporting the child:

*To develop a knowledge of a range of learning support needs and to develop an understanding of the specific needs of the children to be supported.
*Taking into account the learning support involved, to aid the children to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own by, for example:
*Clarifying and explaining instructions
*Ensuring the child is able to use the equipment and materials provided
*Helping pupils to concentrate on and finish work set
*Meeting physical needs as required whilst encouraging independence
*Liaising with class teacher and Senior Teaching Assistant about individual education plans (IEPs)
*Developing appropriate resources to support the children

*To establish a supportive relationship with the children concerned
*To encourage acceptance and inclusion of children
*To develop methods of promoting/reinforcing the child's self-esteem
*To provide basic First Aid during the course of a school day and whilst off-site where necessary
*To provide Intimate Care to pupils during the course of a school day and whilst off-site where necessary

Supporting the Teacher:

*To assist, with the class teacher (and other professionals as appropriate), in the development of a suitable programme of support (IEPs) for children who need learning support
*In conjunction with the class teacher and/or other professionals to develop a system of recording the children's progress
*To contribute to the maintenance of children's progress records
*To participate in the evaluation of the support programme
*To provide regular feedback about the children to the teacher

The ideal person for this role will be a Graduate or qualified Teaching Assistant wanting to work within the SEN field. Experience is not necessary, but they do want candidates who are passionate about working with children with SEN and will bring an engaging personality and a sense of humour to the work of the school. You will be expected to bring creativity and innovation to developing a holistic curriculum designed to meet the needs of the individual student.
This role is to start this September with the view to go permanent for the right candidate. The school is on a large campus is nestled in beautiful green land, 15-minute walk from a mainline train station and also has a large onsite carpark.

The essentials
*Graduate OR
*Cache Level 2/3 or equivalent
*This position is subject to 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 Teaching Assistant role in East Hertfordshire or please contact Cherie Kelly on 01727 236255 or We look forward to hearing from you and helping take you on the next step of your career.

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