SEN Teaching Assistant

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North West
£1,000 to £1,200 per month
Teaching Personnel
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) specialist Teaching Assistant required for a small mixed comprehensive secondary school in Bury town centre from April 2019 (or sooner if possible).

Due to an increase in pupils attending the school who require additional support, the school wish to appoint a full time SEN Teaching Assistant at the earliest convenience. This position will initially be offered on a temporary basis for two terms, and may be subject to continuation into the new academic year if funding is available.

“Our SEN Department require the support of a full time SEN Teaching Assistant to work with pupils who have Educational Health Care Plans (CPU's) from April 2019 or sooner if possible. It is essential that the incoming SEN Teaching Assistant has previous experience working within a school environment and can implement positive behaviour models with the identified pupils.” SEN Co-Ordinator

* Full time SEN Teaching Assistant required, April 2019 or sooner if possible
* Working within a well established SEN team in a small mixed comprehensive secondary school in Bury
* Guaranteed for two terms, potential of extension/fixed term position in the new academic year
* Pay in line with previous experience, earn up to �1200 per month
* Situated towards the centre of Bury, accessible via the M66 motorway

It is essential that the successful SEN Teaching Assistant has previous experience working with children and young people with a range of needs including (but not limited to); Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and Profound and Multiple Learning Disability (PMLD). Full support will be provided throughout the position, alongside access to additional CPD training.

The role of SEN Teaching Assistant;

* Working with identified students on a 1:1 basis and in small groups in class
* Supporting the SENCO with tracking progress and behaviour
* Delivering activities within the Learning Resource Centre
* Mentoring and supporting pupils with daily school life
* Meeting with parents and carers to discuss the progress of pupils

The school is located towards Bury town centre and has approximately 650 pupils on roll. The school has a higher than average percentage of pupils who require additional support through an EHCP, and recently, a new Learning Resource Centre was created to provide a more inclusive education to these pupils.

Accessible via the M66 or major public transportation links, the school can be reached from neighbouring areas Rochdale, Prestwich and Bolton

SEN Teaching Assistants are urged to submit a full CV to Nicola Pollitt at the earliest convenience for immediate consideration. To obtain further information, contact can be made via the phone number provided below;

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

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

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Contact Details:
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Tel: 0161 242 1799
Contact: Nicola Pollitt

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