Teaching Assistant for Specific Pupil – Inclusion, Havering

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Mead Primary SchoolHavering
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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Job Title: 3 x Teaching Assistants for Specific Pupils – Inclusion
(Job Role ref 51 Teaching Assistant Grade 1 - Primary GLPC Grade 2)
Part-time: 30 hours per week/39 weeks per year
Hours: 08.30am – 15.30pm (39 weeks per year)
Fixed term contract to 31st August 2018
Required as soon as possible

Are you ready to INSPIRE pupils to overcome the challenges of deprivation? Will you have a direct and positive IMPACT on their learning and education everyday? Do you show and model INTEGRITY through your professional behaviour? If so, we are looking for TA’s like you.

Mead Primary is part of The Learning Federation. In our Federation with Broadford Primary we believe that a child’s socio-economic background should not be a barrier to success. We passionately believe that the children of Harold Hill deserve the best education we can provide: our schools’ results place us significantly above the national average despite the challenging context.

We achieve this because we expect all staff to make the education of their pupils their first concern, and be accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to take on a crucial role within the largest Primary school community in Havering - totalling over 1,300 pupils!

We are looking to appoint three hardworking and dedicated people to join our Inclusion Team and work supporting specific pupils with ASD. Your role would be to enhance the pupil's learning and life skills in a way which is individualised to their specific needs.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with pupils who are on the Autistic Spectrum. Due to the nature of the role, you may deal with a varied level of the condition, so being able to adapt your supporting methods is essential. You will be a positive, proactive team player who enjoys a challenge. As an experienced SEND Teaching Assistant, you will have worked with Autistic pupils in a classroom environment and have a good level of education.

 Experience of the following is desirable:

  • Experience of working with children with ASD, behavioural difficulties or ADHD;
  • A passion supporting children with SEN;
  • A successful Teaching Assistant who is able to raise and sustain high standards;
  • An innovative and creative practitioner with a drive and passion to ensure all students achieve;
  • Enthusiasm for working with a range of students with differing needs and abilities;
  • Initiative and a keenness to be involved in all aspects of Mead School life;
  • The ability to work with teachers and parents to ensure a collaborative approach to teaching and learning for children with SEN;
  • A proven track record supporting children with SEN to make good progress;
  • A Teaching Assistant who is able to enthuse and inspire students;
  • Knowledge of early language and development play;
  • Confidence in behaviour management;
  • Ideally, experience of working in EYFS, and an understanding of P-levels;
  • A proven track record of good working relationships and professionalism;
  • Confidence in working independently with small groups of students or individuals.
  • GCSE Maths and English (Level A-C) is a requirement.

We can offer you:

  • Well behaved, hardworking and enthusiastic pupils;
  • An inspiring, supportive school community;
  • A commitment to a culture of continuous professional development

Closing date: 11.30 Sunday 17 September 2017
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 18th September 2017

Application process

Please apply online. If you experience technical difficulties please contact Education HR on 01708 434255.

Equal Opportunities

We aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all.

Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The protection of our students from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our school, superseding any other considerations.

Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education Settings 2007’ guidance and all potential employees will undergo vigorous vetting checks to ensure their suitability.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake a satisfactory disclosure. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the Council

Executive Headteacher: Mr M Drakes
Headteacher: Mrs L Smith

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