JOB DESCRIPTION

A Secondary Academy situated in Greenwich is currently looking for an experienced SEN Teaching Assistant to join their Designated Special Provision (DSP) team and work full time, 5 days a week commencing Monday 25th February 2019 until the end of the academic year.

The School
This is a secondary academy for pupils between the ages of 11 -19 with a Designated Special Provision for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties. Staff support pupils with MLD all of who receive full-time shared support across the board of the NC Curriculum either in the mainstream school or in the DSP. The pupils follow a balanced differentiated curriculum, this is tailored to their specific individual abilities and needs in accordance with the long-term objectives as recorded in their statement of SEND. The DSP pupils attend weekly life skills, including literacy lessons where activities are appropriately differentiated to the pupil's specific abilities, this allows a great foundation for students to progress with their literacy skills. Cookery and home management classes are provided weekly to ensure pupils are developing awareness of hygiene as well as health and safety in the kitchen and progress with their independence skills. DSP pupils benefit from weekly Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) where specialist staff deliver a range of valuable languages, social and communication skills.


SEN Teaching Assistant responsibilities:
• Supporting a mixed of primary aged who are based in the Moderate Learning Difficulties.
• Carrying out behaviour management in line with the school's policies and procedures
• Supporting pupils within with personal care as required (this will involve assistant other members of staff)
• Accompanying the class on school trips as required.
• Being proactive in the class to ensure your learning support is tailored to each child's individual need.

The School is seeking an individual with a desire and passion to support vulnerable children who have experience working within a Special Education Needs setting. The perfect candidate would be required to work with students with MLD, Down syndrome, Physical Disabilities and Autism. You would be expected to support and work alongside the existing TA's and class teacher with an emphasis on retaining students focus, development and achievement. There is some input of personal care involved within this role, however, support can be provided if required. Above all, you must be approachable, enthusiastic and promote positive behaviour management and guidance to aid progression and personal development. The provision supports 36 lovely students across three classes of 12 students, who need consistency and a regular friendly face.

For more information please do not hesitate to call Lowri on the SEN team.


Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement.

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