SEND one-to-one Pre-school Practitioner

Widford Lodge School, Chelmsford
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Job Ref No. ECC6005-28 Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: scale 3 points 4-5.
Position Start Date: 20/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 02/09/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: Friday 9th September 2022  

Job Description

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Widford Lodge Pre-School require an Early Years Practitioner with SEND experience

Widford Lodge Preschool are looking for a friendly, caring person to provide one to one support for a pupil with communication and language delay.

The role is part-time at school starting mornings only in September 2022 and increasing to full days over the academic year, paid for by the pupil's parents. There is also the opportunity to work with the pupil's family in a family support role outside of the hours onsite at school. Experience of working with EYFS children with additional needs is essential.

This is a fixed term contract for at least the academic year 2022-23 and the possibility of a further year's extension thereafter.

The Preschool is part of an independent school and we are very near to Chelmsford City centre.

Widford Lodge is a unique and special learning environment. We have beeninspiringa love of learning in pupils between the ages of 2 ½ and 11 for over 80 years. Today we are proud toprovide a caring, inclusive and diverse environment for our school community, offering a broad and balanced academic curriculum in astimulatingsetting full of opportunities in which childrencan thrive.

Job Purpose:

Responsibilities will include:

  • working one to one with a pupil who has additional needs, specifically caring for the child with regard to their social, emotional and physical needs;
  • planning and preparing activities,
  • observing, assessing and writing evidence to support learning in line with the pupil's one plan;
  • sharing information with parents and working as part of a team.

Applicants should be compassionate and able to stay calm and patient in challenging situations. They should have experience of working with young children with additional needs and have the ability to form positive relationships with colleagues and children.

We are a supportive and caring team, working in a collaborative environment. We can offer you an attractive rate of pay,on-site parking and high quality free lunches.

Salary to be agreed with the employing family but in line with scale 3 points 4-5.

How to apply
For further details of the position, information about the School and application and recruitment procedures, please visit our website www.widfordlodge.co.uk

Any application must be made using our application form.

Applications can be emailed toheadteacherpa@widfordlodge.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Midday Friday 2nd September 2022.

Interview date: Friday 9th September 2022

It is the School's policy to employ the best qualified personnel and to provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate against any person because of their race, colour, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, religion or religious belief, disability or age. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the DBS. All new posts within the School are subject to a probationary period.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Information about the School

At Widford Lodge we have around 220 pupils and have been instilling a love of learning in pupils between the ages of 2 ½ and 11 for over 85 years.

Today we are proud to provide a caring, inclusive and diverse environment for our school community, offering a broad and balanced academic curriculum in a stimulating setting full of opportunities in which children can thrive.

Our children go on to grammar, independent and state senior schools. We are a supportive and caring team, working in a collaborative environment.

Since September 2018 we have been a Forest school.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Sandy Burdge
Widford Road, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 9AN
Telephone: 01245 352581
Email: admin@widfordlodge.co.uk

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