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Job Ref No. ECC3238-111S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3, Point 5 to 6
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 24/06/2024 4pm Date of Interviews: w/b 1st July 2024  

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SEN Learning Support Assistant

Start September 2024

Fixed term to 31st August 2025 (subject to SEN Funding)

26.25 hours per week

39 weeks per year (term time inclusive of INSET days)

Scale 3, Point range 5 to 6

Actual salary between £14,894 and £15,133 (does not include pay award due 1st April 2024)

Applications close 24th June 2024

Interviews week commencing 1st July 2024

We are seeking to appoint a caring individual to support a child with complex needs. You would be required to support the child with their needs in order to enable them to access and participate in school life and make educational progress. The role would also involve working with other children in the class setting. You must be able to demonstrate your ability to act on your own initiative and work within a team. You will need to be able to understand individual needs and follow advice and plans from specialists.

You will need to:

  • Have gained GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths
  • Experience of working with children with SEND is desirable, e.g. NVQ in Learning Support, but full training for the specific position will be provided
  • Be a positive, supportive and caring practitioner
  • Have very high expectations for learning and behaviour
  • Have the ability to work as part as a team, be flexible, solutions focused and good humoured
  • Be knowledgeable of child development

It is also desirable for you to have:

  • Level 2 or 3 teaching assistant qualification
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a school
  • Experience of adapting the curriculum for pupils with SEND
  • Knowledge of successful strategies to engage pupils with specific and significant needs

We can offer:

  • Pupils who enjoy all aspects of school life
  • Enthusiastic and dedicated teaching and support staff
  • Working as part of a committed team
  • Regular training opportunities
  • A supportive team who work together to offer children a real love of learning
  • Supportive parents and governing body

Information about the School

Are you the one we are looking for? If so, then don’t delay in applying!

Dr Walker’s Church of England Primary School is a small village Voluntary Controlled community school, in the heart of Fyfield, Ongar. We might be small, but have a lot to offer!

We are a creative school, where pupils are supported to become the best they can be. Pupils access the curriculum through additional fun activities such as dressing up days, hatching ducks, circus workshops, visiting zoo, residentials, initiatives, etc. and where appropriate participation in sporting events with local schools. Our school website evidences all our fun activities in the weekly newsletters (do have a look at how we are having fun, whilst learning!).

Our school aims to be An Exceptional Place to Flourish, where we work together to grow, progress, achieve and develop to become well-balanced British and global citizens; aspiring to live a life in all its fullness and to succeed. Our associated Christian Values aligned with the fundamental British Values.

The school has had a number of improvements over the last few years, inclusive of: • The building of two new classrooms (with aircon) • new playground multi-sports markings • multi-sports goalposts • an adventure trail • classrooms have been re-decorated • new access to KS2 classrooms • EYFS has had a make-over (inside and out!) and • new fencing to secure the school’s main entrance.

Why consider working at Dr Walker's? • We have smaller than usual class sizes and host year groups in mixed classes. • We seek excellence by ensuring a safe, dignified, and respectful learning environment, where diversity, differences, talents, and interests are celebrated. • We pride ourselves in our amazing, friendly and well-behaved pupils. • We believe that every school day counts and that every child is valued, nurtured and cared for. • Being affiliated with the Church of England, we preserve and develop its Christian ethos, principles and character and work in partnership with the local church (St Nicholas) and the Diocese of Chelmsford. • We emphasise the importance of dignity, respect, honesty, kindness, courtesy and consideration. • We have a very supportive Governing Body. • We place a high premium on staff well-being and teamwork. • We have a creative, highly motivated, passionate and hardworking group of staff. • We offer CPD opportunities through accredited training.

Please note that we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all those who work with us to share this commitment. Successful applicants will need to undertake a DBS Enhanced Clearance check (Disclosure and Barring Service).

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

School Office
Dr Walker's C of E Primary School
Walker Avenue
Fyfield, Ongar
Essex, CM5 0RG
Telephone: 01277 899298
Email: admin@fyfielddrwalkers.essex.sch.uk

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