Lead Teaching Assistant - Communication and Interaction, Hockley

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Greensward AcademyHockley

Date posted:
Start date: October 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £23,866 - £25,463 FTE, £17,718 - £18,904 actual salary
Contract term: Permanent


£23,866 - £25,463 FTE, £17,718 - £18,904 actual salary

32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (including 5 days during exam periods)

We are looking for a reliable, resourceful and hard working person to fill the role of Lead Teaching Assistant: Communication & Interaction (including Physical and Sensory Needs) within our SEND team.   

In this role you will be required to support students in their learning, by having direct responsibility for the Communication team. Firstly, to implement and coordinate interventions for students with speech, language and communication needs and autistic spectrum disorders and secondly, to support other students within the SEND Department.

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • To understand specific learning needs and provide differentiated support to students individually and within a group 
  • Participate in planning and evaluation of learning with the teacher, writing reports and records as required
  • Physically assist students during activities e.g. swimming and PE
  • Support the SENDCo in providing Speech Language & Communication Needs (SLCN) and Autistic Spectrum disorder (ASD) provision for the academy.
  • Work closely with SEN Graduate Subject Specialists and teaching staff
  • Support the SENDCo in the managing of staff needs for the Communication & Interaction team

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of working with children in a school setting however this is not essential as full training will be provided.

As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, pension scheme and childcare vouchers.

This position is required to commence in October 2018. 

Closing date: Thursday 27 September 2018.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. To apply, please click on the 'quick apply' button.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/our-teaching-school/our-school-direct-teacher-training-vacancies for further details.

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More about Greensward Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Greensward Lane, Hockley, Essex, SS5 5HG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1702 202571
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