Term Time only
Up to 36 hours, dependent on experience
The Inclusion and Support Assistant's role is to provide support and intervention for struggling learners and act as a point of contact with parents and all relevant professionals ensuring the needs of students are met with continuity.
To contribute to high standards of expectations and outcomes are met for all students, including Academic, Attendance, Safeguarding and Student Welfare.
To act as Key Worker for named students and be accountable for their progress and development.
To record, report and evaluate the impact of interventions and support given.
To deliver interventions for cognitive, social and emotional needs.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• To work in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice, showing a clear Assess, Plan, Do, Review Cycle is carried out alongside a graduated approach to intervention.
• To teach classes, groups and individuals as directed by the SENDCO and in liaison with the Subject Teacher.
• To work under the direction of a Pastoral lead /SENDCO to prepare and deliver lessons/learning activities set by or with teachers and/or support pupils undertaking lessons, and record and report on development, progress and attainment.
• Working to establish a supportive relationship with the children and parents concerned in order to facilitate effective communication and partnership between school and home.
• Encouraging acceptance and inclusion of all children with special needs to support achievement and development.
• Promoting and reinforcing students’ self-esteem and encourage the child to maximise their achievement and development.
• Design and deliver relevant, evidence-based intervention programmes which have clear, measurable impact. This will include some requiring specialist knowledge of particular areas.
• To be accountable for maintaining up to date student records.
• Ensure that all relevant information in regard to meeting students’ needs is kept up to date, disseminated, acted upon and regularly reviewed in conjunction with students, parents and professionals.
• To complement the professional work of teachers and their delivery if the national curriculum and contribute to the development of other support staff, students and school policies and strategies.
• Alongisde the SENDCo, support the research, review and dissemination of the latest resources and strategies for use in supporting students with SEND , ensuring all stakeholders are adequately informed and equipped to embed best practice. This may include delivering CPD and Coaching Sessions to a range of staff.
• To work on a shift pattern that facilitates SEND support for students as directed by the SENDCO, including but not limited to, before school, break time/lunchtime, after school and some evenings as required
• Undertake assessments and feedback as required by the Pastoral lead/SENDCO
• Attendance at Parents’ Evening, Annual Reviews and other Professional Meetings as required.
• Work collaboratively with the Pastoral Centre to ensure smooth transition of students.
• Undertake any other duties in connection with the level of the post.
• Take into account all matters of the published aims and objectives of the school
• To carry out any other duties as may reasonably be requested by the SENDCO, Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team
• Promote positive values, good learning attitudes and positive behaviour.
King Henry School
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 18 years