SEN Teaching Assistant

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Education, Electronics
North West
£1,000 to £1,100 per annum
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Teaching Personnel have been approached by our partner secondary school to recruit a SEN Teaching Assistant.

This represents a fantastic opportunity for a SEN Teaching Assistant to join a supportive inclusion department and work with a SENCO who is passionate about ensuring pupils receive the highest level of support within their education.

This SEN Teaching Assistant role is a full-time position is initially a temporary role on a 12 month basis, however there is a possibility of a permanent position due to the school currently restructuring their support department.

“Senior leaders work tirelessly to ensure pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities make good progress throughout their time at the school”- (Ofsted, 2018)

Sen Teaching Assistant role and responsibilities;

* To support pupils who have a range of special educational needs (largely including Asperger’s and Autism).
* To be an assigned ‘key-worker’ for a small cohort of students and be responsible for their welfare and progress.
* To display empathy to their psycho-social concerns and provide them with the pastoral support to help them achieve their potential.
* Access to training courses, qualifications and excellent professional development opportunities.

Due to the increase in the number of pupils with special educational needs expected on roll in the new academic year, the Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) of our popular partner school wishes to source a SEN Teaching Assistant to compliment their existing pastoral team. This role is to support identified pupils with SEN in classes and within the inclusion unit. They are specifically seeking someone with experience of working with special needs especially Aspergers, Autism and Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The school

Our partner secondary school is smaller than the average sized secondary school with just under 700 pupils on roll. Most students are from White British backgrounds and the proportion of students known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is slightly higher than the national average at present. Further, the school has a larger-than-average proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities.

It is located within South Manchester which offers excellent accessibility to the areas of Wythenshawe, Stockport and Tameside via the M60 motorway. There are also direct bus and tram links from Manchester city centre.

How to apply

To be considered for the exciting position, please submit your full CV to Paul via the link below. Alternatively, to discuss this in further detail please contact the Manchester South Secondary branch directly.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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Tel: 0161 242 1797
Contact: Matthew McCabe

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