Job Ref No. ECC2103-68S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 Point 4-5
Position Start Date: 11/07/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 26/06/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: 30th June 2022  

Job Description

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Job Title

SEN Learning Assistant 'E' (Special)

2020 Scale 3 Point 3-4
Headteacher, Class Teacher, SENCO, Senior LSA
Responsible for
Other learning assistants.
Liaison with
Teaching staff, support staff, Headteacher, pupils.
Job Purpose
To work in partnership with class teacher to assist a pupil with physical and neurological impairment and to support their learning in line with the national curriculum, codes of practice and school policies and procedures.
Principal Accountabilities

Working with the individual under the direction of teaching staff.
· Interact with, and support pupil, according to individual needs and skills

· Implement planned learning activities/teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher, adjusting activities according to pupil's responses as appropriate

· Establish positive relationships with pupil supported

· Provide feedback to pupil in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher

· Support pupil with activities which support literacy and numeracy skills

· Support the use of ICT in the classroom and develop pupil's competence and independence in its use

· To attend to pupil's personal needs including help with social, welfare, care and health matters

· Promote positive pupil behaviour in line with school policies and help keep pupil on task

· Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, writing reports and records as required

· Assist with the development and implementation of One Plans

· Monitor and record pupil responses and learning achievements, drawing any problems which cannot be resolved easily to the attention of the teacher

· Assist the teacher and other staff in the implementation of care programmes

· To support learning by selecting appropriate resources/methods to facilitate agreed learning activities

· To assist with the preparation, maintenance and control of stocks of materials and resources

· Liaise with staff and other relevant professionals and provide information about pupil as appropriate

· To assist with the display and presentation of pupil's work

· To supervise pupils for limited and specified periods including break-times when the postholder should facilitate games and activities

· To assist with escorting pupils on educational visits

· To assist pupils during activities e.g. swimming, PE
· To understand and apply school policies in relation to health, safety and welfare

· Attend relevant training and take responsibility for own development

· Attend relevant school meetings as required

· To respect confidentiality at all times

· To participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development and training opportunities in discussion with line manager.

· To comply with individual responsibilities, in accordance with the role, for health & safety in the workplace

· Ensure that all duties and services provided are in accordance with the School's Equal Opportunities Policy

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

The duties above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the postholder may be required by the Headteacher to carry out appropriate duties within the context of the job, skills and grade.

Information about the School

Howbridge Junior School is a church of England school based in Witham, Essex. We aim to serve our community by providing an inclusive education of the highest possible quality within the context and ethos of Christian belief. While we actively promote Christian Values such as thankfulness, compassion and forgiveness, we respect the beliefs of other faiths and those of no faith.

Our aim is to be a safe place of distinctive excellence where all are valued as individuals and as God’s children.

At Howbridge Juniors we pride ourselves on fostering a culture of aspiration and self-belief and on providing a supportive and challenging learning environment in which all children can achieve their best.

Alongside academic work, we value developing the whole child and place great emphasis on fun, memorable learning experiences, participating in a huge range of sporting opportunities, charity and community work and more!

All our children, without exception, are encouraged and expected to work hard and to make a positive difference to themselves and others.

We have a team of friendly and enthusiastic staff who are committed to continuing to raise standards throughout the school and ensuring that we provide all of our children with every opportunity to achieve their dreams.

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

Miss Sara Thorne
Howbridge Road, Witham
Essex, CM8 1BZ
Telephone: 01376501648

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