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Job Title: Inclusion Advocate
Contract: 37 hours per week, term time plus 5 days (41 weeks per year)
Responsible to: Deputy Headteacher / SENCo
Work in partnership with teaching staff to identify and address the individual needs of students.
Receive instruction and guidance from the Inclusion Manager/Deputy Headteacher regarding the academic targets to be set for each child.
Provide practical advice and support to the child on an individual basis, particularly in respect of planning and resources and where necessary provide emotional support and encouragement to enable him/her to achieve the targets set.
Key Corporate Accountabilities
To actively promote the School's Equal Opportunities Policy and Diversity Strategy and observe the standard of conduct which prevents discrimination taking place.
To maintain awareness of and commitment to the School's Equal Opportunity Policies in relation to both employment and service delivery.
To fully comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 etc. the school's Health and Safety Policy and all locally agreed safe methods of work.
At the discretion of the Headteacher, such other activities as may from time to time be agreed consistent with the nature of the job described above.
To work with colleagues to achieve service plan objectives and targets.
To participate in Employee Development schemes and Performance Management and contribute to the identification of own team development needs.
To work in partnership with staff and parents to identify and address pupil concerns.
To assist in planning, organising, facilitation and learning activities which reflect specific expertise and knowledge.
Create a structured, positive learning environment within the curriculum or subject area being taught.
Support the Curriculum Plan and learning programmes designed by the teacher.
Assist with the development of Pastoral Support Plans and targeted behaviour objectives.
Supervise pupils, delivering learning activities to small groups of pupils, adjusting activities within the scope of the lesson plan and learning outcomes in response to pupils learning.
Monitor pupil responses to learning through observation and structured assessment against pre-determined learning objectives.
Provide objective and accurate feedback sensitively for pupils, parents etc. and producing evidence based reports to teaching staff.
Maintain daily contact with assigned pupils - to support, assist and enable them to meet the targets set and develop the attitude and skills to meet targets with less support.
To encourage pupils to develop social and independence skills whilst providing support when it is needed.
Establish and maintain appropriate records of the pupils' progress and investigate, as appropriate, the cause of any failure to meet targets set.
Regularly review pupils against the targets set and advise staff accordingly.
Work in partnership with other practitioners to deliver effective interventions and support for children and families.
Report pupil and school issues in line with the School's policies for health and safety, child protection, behaviour management etc.
Attend core group/child protection/child in need conferences maintaining accurate records and presenting factual information whilst maintaining confidentiality.
Attend meetings and training sessions as required.
Be involved in extra curricular activities e.g. open days, presentation evenings.
Ensure that all statutory obligations in regard to the children are followed and adhered to.
Carry out any other duties as may be reasonably requested by the Principal or Governing Body
· Duties will inevitably develop and change as the work of the academy changes to meet the needs of our service. Employees should therefore expect periodic variations to job descriptions. The academy reserves this right. This job description will be supplemented on a regular basis by individual objectives as per the annual performance review derived from the School Development Plan.
· Where an applicant or existing employee is, or becomes disabled (as defined by the DDA) and informs the academy fully of their requirements, reasonable adjustments will be made to the job description, wherever possible after seeking appropriate professional advice.
This Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment and individually take responsibility for doing so.
An enhanced DBS* disclosure is required by all staff (*formerly known as CRB).
Responsibilities under Health and Safety:
All staff have a responsibility to be aware of, and act upon the Health and Safety policies of The Academy.