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Hamstel Infant School & Nursery, Hamstel Road,
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4PQ Tel: 01702 468461
Pay Level 4 SCP 4-7 - £ 18,426 to £ 19,554 pro-rata (from 1st April 2019)
28.33 hours per week, term time only (£ 12,175.68 to £ 12,921.05 actual)
Start Date ASAP
We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant for our large Infant and Nursery school. Hamstel Infant School and Nursery prides itself on being a child focused, caring, inclusive community; one in which all stakeholders views are valued. We are proud to be held in high esteem by our families and the local community and wish to share this valued position with the right candidate. The successful applicant will hold a relevant level 3 qualification and have a minimum of 2 years' experience of working in a school classroom environment. We are an inclusive nurturing school with excellent facilities for Outdoor Learning and an indoor swimming pool.
The main scope of the job will be:
Maintain a positive working relationship with the class teacher and other supporting adults.
Establish positive relationships with supported pupils and the class in general.
Assist in the educational and social development of pupils individually or in groups under the direction and guidance of the head teacher, inclusion team and class teachers.
Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programmes for pupils and help monitor their progress.
Promote the inclusion and acceptance of children with special needs within the classroom.
Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour.
Provide suitable feedback to pupils under the guidance of the teacher.
Arrange / provide resources for lessons / activities under the direction of the teacher.
Provide support for individual pupils inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities.
Work with other professionals, such as speech therapists and occupational therapists, as necessary
Assist class teachers with maintaining pupil records.
Support pupils with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills.
Attending to pupils personal needs including help with social, welfare and health matters including minor first aid.
Assist with the development, implementation and monitoring of ISP's
Liaise with other staff and provide information about pupils as appropriate.
To supervise pupils for limited and specified periods including break times when the post holder should facilitate games and activities.
To assist with escorting pupils in educational visits.
To respect confidentiality at all times.
Attend relevant school meetings as required.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks which will include References, Health, Right to Work in UK, DBS and a Declaration that neither they nor anyone who lives in the same household is a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.
Please be advised we are only accepting applications through the Essex County Council website.
Closing Date: Monday 1st April 2019 at 12 noon or sooner if suitable applicants received prior to this date.