Numeracy Intervention Support Worker, Leicestershire

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The Grange Therapeutic SchoolLeicestershire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,000
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Grange Therapeutic School is an independent special school for young people who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs for social, emotional and mental health difficulties from age 8-17 years. We are a small boys school with up to eighty-five pupils and have a mixture of day and residential pupils.

We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to support students in the development of their key skills, core skills and to encourage their achievement and personal development through learning.

Job Purpose

  • Support students in the development of key skills, core skills and encourage their achievement and personal development through learning particularly in the area of literacy and numeracy
  • Implement the school strategy for promoting literacy and numeracy support by applying rules and procedures and setting clear standards for self and the children
  • Maintain records of achievement with reference to literacy and numeracy and liaise with care, pastoral and teaching staff to ensure integrated and effective support for individuals.


  • Devise and deliver teaching sessions to develop literacy and numeracy skills for individual students and small groups
  • Administer standardised reading tests, collate the results and communicate the results to staff
  • Monitor and track all academic progress through effective target setting and evidenced improvements.
  • Ensure personal health and safety and that of others through adherence to procedures and safe practices
  • Ensure personal and professional development through a positive approach to personal development, performance appraisal and recording of achievements and accreditations.
  • Attend all training events held by the school in order to access CPD


  • Work with the teaching staff to identify students who are most in need of literacy and numeracy support, based on current working levels and a range of other assessments
  • Monitor the students’ progress and provide information for reports and reviews
  • Promote the role of literacy and numeracy throughout the school through displays, assemblies and the promotion of local and national initiatives
  • Liaise with teaching staff and TAs to ensure that boys complete literacy and numeracy work on a daily basis
  • Promote homework in the house groups by providing appropriate materials, information on individual boys and staff training
  • Under the direction of teachers, support pupils in class groups and on an individual basis to meet their learning goals and to develop their knowledge and skills
  • On a planned and responsive basis provide personal support and encouragement to pupils to help in the development of literacy and numeracy skills
  • Assist in the organisation of school trips, leisure and outdoor activities and provide support and supervision for such activities as required
  • Support the effective implementation of the school behaviour policy by recording incidents, challenging unacceptable behaviour and appropriate use of restraints, sanctions and rewards
  • Maintain clear and accurate records of pupil progress as required by awarding and accrediting organisations, Inspecting bodies and school procedures
  • Ensure clear and effective communication with care, teaching, therapy and pastoral staff on a daily basis to help create an environment where children feel safe and secure and an integrated approach where staff work collectively to enable all pupils to learn, develop and achieve
  • Supervise break and lunch periods on a timetabled basis to monitor pupil behaviour, maintain discipline and prevent incidents
  • Provide support to pupils in accordance with individual needs and programmes identified through the counselling and pastoral process
  • Contribute to and shape the development of the school through contributing to meetings, consultations and events that ensure the development and progressive improvement of all its programmes and strong relationships with parents/carers, Local Authorities and other bodies.

Acorn Care and Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Job location

More about The Grange Therapeutic School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 8 - 17 years
Address: 15-17 Somerby Road, Knossington, Oakham, Leicestershire, LE15 8LY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1664 454264
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In its stunning country setting The Grange day and 38 week residential school offers a holistic therapeutic approach in its teaching and environment.

Small class sizes and an onsite therapy team help pupils re-engage in education through traditional ...