Little Heath School
Teaching AssistantTemporary/1 Year fixed termWe are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and efficient Teaching Assistant to work in our vibrant and dedicated Inclusion department. The Inclusion department offers support to pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and it is in this area that a Teaching Assistant can add various levels of support within the classroom. The Inclusion department also helps pupils for whom engagement with learning is a barrier and also those who have social and emotional needs. The successful candidate will work with Inclusion leaders to ensure an outstanding provision for all students but most importantly those with SEND. We also require support with specific medical conditions, no experience is necessary. Grade BW/WBC, SP1, £17,864 pa pro rata (Approximately £10,681 pa 26.25 hours per week, (term time only, plus one Inset)The person we are seeking will: Work with individual students to support their academic progress, lesson engagement and emotional wellbeing.Support pupils who need help with reading so as to ensure they make better progress across the curriculum.Assist in the personalisation and differentiation of teaching resources and activities within subject departments.Support individual students as outlined in their Education & Health Care Plan and in liaison with the SENCo.Little Heath School is a highly successful comprehensive school (1658 on roll, including 366 in the Sixth Form) situated in a pleasant semi-rural setting to the west of Reading, with good access to road and rail links. As a school, we pride ourselves on our Continuing Professional Development Programme, which supports teachers to continually improve their practice in innovative ways collaborating with other members of staff in order to develop their practice. Closing date: 16 July 2021Interviews will be held week commencing: TBCLittle Heath School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Little Heath School Governing Body is an equal opportunities employer. Appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks and the successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).