SEMH Behaviour Support Assistant (HBC3 Teaching Assistant), Halton

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Halton Lodge Primary SchoolHalton

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,795 to £19,171 (plus SEN Allowance of £1250) HBC3 (SCP 5 to SCP 6) + SEN Allowance
Contract term: Permanent

Are you a qualified level 3 teaching assistant motivated to make a difference in children’s lives? Does working with young children with challenging behaviour as a result of social, emotional and mental health needs sound like a career for you? Can you find different and engaging ways to motivate and engage children who are not accessing mainstream education? Then, read on, as we may be able to help you start on a career that you may find rewarding and highly motivating.

Our school will be opening a six place EYFS / KS1 SEMH Resource Provision on 4th November 2019. This provision will provide a more inclusive offer for pupils aged 4-7 years old with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs in Halton - giving them the opportunity, in time, to be educated alongside their peers. This provision will be opening during the same term as an equivalent SEMH Resource Provision at Beechwood Primary School (only 1.5 miles away) – therefore, the staff in both provisions will work closely together, supporting one another and providing on-going advice to staff in both schools; and other schools within Halton as required. This collaboration will begin from the beginning of the Autumn Term (September 2019) – prior to our provision opening.

Our school is looking for two teaching assistants - with a passion for supporting children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs - to work under the guidance of the SEMH Teacher and build positive relationships with the children; with the aim of steering them back into mainstream schools when they are ready.

We are looking for somebody who has the ability to:

  • work with children with SEMH needs and the resultant behavioural difficulties, in order to help them overcome the difficulties they are experiencing in their education.
  • raise standards of SEMH learners using a range of teaching strategies, in line with the school’s policies and procedures.
  • work under the guidance of the SEMH Teacher in the planning and implementation of programmes of support for EYFS and KS1 children with their SEMH concerns.
  • set the ethos of the SEMH Provision and support the SEMH Teacher to ensure high standards and consistency.
  • communicate effectively with staff and parents/carers regarding the learning needs of pupils who have SEMH concerns.


The role will involve working as part of a team, planning and delivering individualised learning on cross-curricular levels (across EYFS and KS1) – as some pupils will be working at different levels to others. Equally, the focus of the lessons will be to help the pupils to manage behaviour difficulties, social-emotional difficulties and to facilitate the children’s academic and personal

The successful candidate will have experience of working with and effectively supporting challenging pupils – and be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of effective behaviour management.

Further details – including a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification – along with an application form are available from: Gill Smith (School Business Manager) - Halton Lodge Primary School - or 01928 564053.

Applicants are requested to submit an application form along with a supporting statement detailing (i) how they meet the criteria set out in the person specification and (ii) their suitability for the role using the duties and responsibilities outlined in the Job Description.

Applications must be returned to school (FAO: Anthony Hilldrup) by noon on Friday 17th May 2019.

Visits to the school are invited at: (i) 10:45am on Wednesday 27th March, (ii) 1:30pm on Wednesday 17th April or (iii) 3:45pm on Tuesday 30th April.

Please contact the School Business Manager (Mrs G Smith) – to book a place on one of the scheduled show arounds.

Shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 21st May 2019.

Interviews will take place week beginning Monday 3rd June 2019.

Halton Lodge Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful, you will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at

More about Halton Lodge Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Grangeway, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 5LU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1928 564053
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