United Learning- Richard Rose Central Academy, Teaching Assistant

Job description:
Care and support for students within the Academy, working with students with significant barriers to learning and, developing and leading on a specialist area of SEND, or work in small teams to provide intervention work under the direction of the SENCo. Support for staff and parents within the Academy.

1. To have secure strategies for early identification of students with extra learning needs. This will involve, but not be limited to, completion of monitoring sheets on a regular basis.
2. To work in accordance with the Special Needs Code of Practice.
3. To contribute to the updating of the Special Needs Register.
4. To contribute to Pupil Profiles for students on the register and the associated review process.
5. To contribute to the management of and the support of students on the register and the liaison with outside agencies and parents.
6. To support the heads of learning, inclusion team and senior staff in ensuring that all students (including those on the register) are given appropriate strategies to support learning.
7. To be aware of developments arising from local or national changes in the Code of Practice and implement them as required.
8. To advise colleagues how to implement pupil profiles for students on the register.
9. To liaise with parents and other professionals to support students.
10. To support teaching in classes as directed by the teacher and with support where needed by the SENCO, and to maintain records and to document observations of student achievement, behaviour and work in line with Academy and national policy.
11. Such other duties as from time to time may be required and are consistent with the role.
12. The postholder will be accountable for carrying out all duties and responsibilities with due regard to Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities Policy, Health & Safety Policy and Data Protection guidelines.

Essential skills and requirements:
A good standard of general education, in particular the ability to write to a good standard of literacy and with developed report writing skills.
Ideally have at least two years experience of work within a school/Academy related service or be able to demonstrate an interest in supporting children and young people
Working with children, young people, parents and families preferably within an educational context.
An enhanced DBS check will be required for all successful applicants.

Working pattern:
25, potentially full time, 37.5 hours per week.5 hours per day, Monday to Friday. Term time plus one week (39 working weeks per year).

Hourly rate of pay:
National Minimum Wage

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