We have an exciting opportunity for a 1:1 Support Teaching Assistant to work at a Primary School on the edge of Lichfield to work, alongside the class teacher, with a SEND child.

Start date: September 2024

What the school are looking for:

An enthusiastic, experienced and committed Teaching Assistant for this exciting new opportunity to work in our Year 1 team supporting a child with additional needs.

You will have:

  • previous experience working in key stage 1/2
  • have current knowledge of the key stage 1/2 curriculum
  • good understanding of supporting behaviour in a nurturing environment
  • the ability to work with children 1:1 as required, including children with additional needs
  • the ability to work in the whole class or smaller group environment
  • good interpersonal skills
  • the ability to be flexible and creative
  • the ability to be calm and positive
  • an understanding of how children learn and develop both academically and emotionally
  • an understanding of differing children’s needs particularly linked to trauma and attachment difficulties and the impact of this

Your responsibilities will include:

  • supporting a pupil with a highly personalised and bespoke curriculum with opportunities for sensory, play-based learning to meet complex emotional needs and promote resilience with learning.
  • working with the pupil on an individual, group or class basis as required by the class teacher.
  • supporting in the classroom with other pupils when the 1:1 child doesn’t require support.
  • assisting in offsite visits.
  • aiding the pupil to access the national curriculum with adaptations where required and encourage their independence as a learner.
  • motivating and encouraging the pupil and other pupils to behave well in and around school.
  • supporting the child at lunchtime (you will have lunchtime at a different time to the child)

What the school can offer you:

  • a hardworking and supportive staff team.
  • a welcoming and supportive Governing Body.
  • a highly supportive Strategic Leadership Team.

If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Jo at Joanne@zesteuducation.co.uk or ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details.

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. The minimum experience, training, or qualifications required for this position are recent school-based experience (within the last 5 years within a school that teaches the British Curriculum) and/or care-based experience within the last 5 years.

The role advertised is for temporary supply work.

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