THE ROLE OF AN ADDITIONAL SUPPORT NEEDS TEACHER IS TO:
? Act as a consultant on additional support needs.
? Jointly identify and assess additional support needs.
? Collaboratively plan learning and teaching using the staged approach.
? Together with school staff, work in partnership within integrated services, using the Highland Practice Model.
? Contribute to professional development
? Maintain a high level of knowledge of best practice and the legislative framework relating to additional support needs.
? Participate in a child centred, whole school approach to meeting pupils' learning needs through:
o Ensuring the pupil is heard and involved in decisions which affect them.
o Using solution focussed approaches.
o Acting as consultant to other members of staff by offering advice on a full range
of learning and teaching strategies, methods and resources.
o Teaching co-operatively with class teachers to offer the most effective
combination of class, group and individual work.
o Developing/differentiating curriculum for pupils with additional support needs.
o Assessing, recording and reporting on the needs of pupils to help identify
appropriate approaches to learning and teaching.
o Working in partnership with parents and other professionals.
Ensure pupils have access to impartial information, advice and guidance relating to their needs.
Undertake appropriate and agreed professional development;.
Participate in and contribute to staff development to support inclusion through
overcoming barriers to learning.
Consult with and guide Pupil Support Assistants in their work.
Advise on the deployment of Pupil Support Assistants.
Assist in promoting and safeguarding the health, welfare and safety of pupils and other staff using a risk assessment framework.
Closing date: 24/02/2020
Ardnamurchan High School, Drimnatorran, Strontian, Acharacle, Fort William