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SEND Teaching Assistant – Full-time – Special Needs Position

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Start Date: September – sooner if possible

Ensure all your application information is up to date and in order before applying for this opportunity.

Pay: KR 3+ Dependent on experience

We are seeking to appoint a hardworking and friendly HLTA Teaching Assistant. You will have experience in enabling high-quality inclusive provision. You will be skilled in delivering a range of interventions and in working alongside parents and professionals.

Previous experience of working with SEN children, particularly those with ASD and ADHD and SEMH is highly desirable.

Are you passionate about helping young people fulfill their potential? Do you have experience working with children in primary school? Do you have the ability to inspire children and encourage them to grow independence and self-confidence?

You will need to have a high level of literacy and numeracy and experience of improving outcomes for pupils both academically and emotionally. We are looking for people who are determined to secure the absolute best for each pupil and will work hard to ensure every child achieves everything they are capable of.

We require organised professionals who have

  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to remain calm and patient even when under pressure
  • Good standards of English and Maths
  • The ability to liaise with staff, parents, and professionals offering support and challenge as appropriate
  • The ability to work using your own initiative at a highly professional level
  • Secure knowledge and understanding of safeguarding
  • A thorough understanding of differing needs and vulnerability of children
  • You will have experience in enabling high-quality inclusive provision. You will be skilled in delivering a range of interventions and in working alongside parents and professionals

Closing Date: 28/06/2021 at 17:00

Interviews: Week beginning 5th July 2021

Information about the school

Our aim here at Northdown is to ensure that the academy becomes ‘outstanding’ as soon as possible and for it to become the number one choice for every parent living in Margate and the surrounding areas. The children, parents, staff, governors and our wider community are very proud of our hardworking school which has served our local area for many years. We certainly have a great deal to look back on with pride but we also believe that we should always enthusiastically challenge ourselves to continually enhance the provision for our children as they begin their lifelong learning journey. We want every child coming into school happy, curious and excited to learn.

The ethos of our school reflects the values and attitudes that characterise any caring family and community. The atmosphere of the school, the quality of relationships and the way in which the school helps to deal with difficulties all combine to develop children who will have a fair sense of justice and the ability to be valued citizens of the future.

At Northdown Primary School we want to aim for our children to grow and develop in an environment where they are cared for, listened to and respected as well as being given consistent, secure and firm boundaries. We must aim for our children to develop lifelong learning skills, showing the ability to take responsibility for their own learning so that they can face future challenges with confidence.

Our key message is that we should aim to ensure each day presents exciting challenges thus creating a joy and thirst for knowledge in each individual child. We will always celebrate diversity and respect all children regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity or religion. As a school we must encourage children to recognise and build on their strengths, extending and developing their potential. We will always provide a happy, caring, supportive and positive learning atmosphere in our school where each child can achieve success.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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