Senior Teaching Assistant (specialising in SEMH)

Whickham School and Sports CollegeGateshead

We are seeking to appoint a passionate, motivated and dedicated SEND Senior Teaching Assistant to lead on a specific area of SEND and work in partnership with teaching and other SEND Team staff. You will support the learning, engagement and progress of SEND pupils in a range of contexts, however this role will specialise in Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH).

SEND Senior Teaching Assistants will: 

Work with class teachers and other Teaching Assistants to ensure SEND pupils engage in learning and make good progress;

Develop expertise in a specific aspect of SEND and promote best practice throughout the school within that area of specialism;

Line Manage a teaching assistant and mentor an apprentice to develop their skills within your area of specialism; 

Promote pupils’ independent learning skills, self-esteem and social inclusion; 

Give support to pupils through structured interventions so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement;

Act as a Key Worker for a number of SEND pupils, maintaining regular contact with parents / carers;

Work closely with Faculty Leaders to ensure teaching staff have the skills, knowledge, training and resources to differentiate appropriately to meet the needs of SEND pupils within their subjects;

Be linked to and support a faculty with SEND intervention and teaching strategies, developing expertise in specific subject areas;

We have recently undertaken a radical re-structure of our SEND provision and the successful candidate will work in an exciting, fast-paced and highly motivated, yet supportive environment. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards for behaviour, engagement and academic outcomes. At Whickham School, we value all of our pupils and ensure that they are seen as individuals with differing interests, knowledge, skills and needs. We have an inclusive ethos and strive to increase the learning and participation of all pupils, ensuring access to an appropriate curriculum. 

SEND is seen as a whole-school issue, hence the responsibility of everyone. Every teacher is a teacher of every young person, including those with SEND or any other additional need. We work closely with our children, families and a wide range of professionals to ensure the best possible educational outcomes. 

To apply please have your application uploaded by 9am on Thursday 16th September 2021.

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Whickham School and Sports College


Whickham School and Sports College
Burnthouse LaneWhickhamNewcastle upon TyneGatesheadNE16 5ARUnited Kingdom
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