Wolverley CE Secondary School is seeking to appoint a learning support assistant to deliver an exciting and dynamic curriculum to students who are not yet secondary ready. You will support an experienced and highly motivated SEN teacher in a mainstream setting to lead a new and exciting County Council funded provision.
The main purpose of the role is to provide effective support to a small group of year 7 students with SEND within the Learning Centre and the mainstream classrooms to prepare them for full re-integration to mainstream lessons by the end of year 7.
You will be supporting the SEN teacher, SENDCO and other Learning Support Assistants to record the outcomes and achievements of all SEND students within the school as well as working in the Learning Centre. Additionally you may be required to support individual subject staff within mainstream lessons in order to help them support, teach and secure outcomes for students with SEND as they transition through the school.
Under the direction of and within an education plan provided by the classroom teacher:
Supervise the activities of individuals or groups of children who have special needs to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical, social, intellectual and emotional development
Within competence, assist the teacher in the delivery of educational and developmental work programmes
Monitor and report individual children’s progress, achievements, problems and developmental needs to the classroom teacher or designated supervisor as appropriate
Assist the classroom teacher in the planning of work programmes for individuals and groups of children
Assist the teacher with learning activities in the classroom mediating the work for specific students under the direction of the class teacher and supporting students in carrying out this work.
Carry out appropriate activities as planned within the classroom or with groups of pupils including administration of baseline tests
Display and present children’s work and operate visual aids
Prepare and organise teaching resources including the checking and maintaining of classroom equipment and materials and control of stock within the classroom
Assist with the physical manipulation of objects and equipment
Undertake supervision, counselling and discipline of children and students, within the procedures of the school and/or service
Assist the teacher in liaising with parents and professionals such as speech therapists
Assist at an appropriate level with the provision of general care and welfare of children including:
Assistance with personal hygiene routine
The changing of soiled clothing including its disposal in the appropriate way
Assisting with children’s injuries and where qualified, administering basic first aid (following consultation and agreement) to assist with the administering of medicines under the direction of the appropriate medical staff
Assist with the identification and monitoring of children’s general health and welfare
Provide support for the Literacy and Numeracy Strategies
Assist in the implementation of programmes designed by other professionals such as educational psychologists and speech and language therapists
Contribute to meetings to discuss the progress of specific students
Assist with the provision of general care and welfare to pupils and to be mindful of the need to maintain a safe environment at all times
Adhere to and maintain school routine, codes of conduct and ethos in particular using praise and encouragement to motivate students
Assist with the support of group activities within and beyond the classroom e.g. PE, swimming, educational visits
Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job, participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training
Carry out specifically assigned tasks e.g. oversight and support for coursework in a particular subject
Work with individuals or small groups of students who are withdrawn from normal lessons
Liaise with one or more Curriculum Team Leaders over support and materials
Supervise students at Break and lunchtime as required
This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. The post-holder is expected to carry out any other tasks that the Head teacher, SENDCO and SEN teacher may from time to time reasonably require. This job description allocates duties but does not direct the particular amount of time to be spent on carrying them out and no part of it may be so construed. It is a requirement of this post that personal holidays are taken during normal school holidays.
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