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Teaching Assistant (SEN)

 

St Christopher’s C of E Primary School are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and qualified

SEN Teaching Assistant, to support a child with social, emotional and mental health needs

This position is temporary, although an EHCP has been applied for, and the school have

committed to providing 1-1 support particularly through the transition phase in September after the
period of lockdown.
The role is 27.5 hours (in class) although there is also an option to combine this with other roles

advertised, for example after school club position.

 

Grade/Salary Details:   SEN Teaching Assistant Grade 4 (pts 4) £18,426 pa pro rata (Actual Salary £11,482)

Hours: Part Time (27.5 hours) 8:45am – 2:45am with 30 minutes unpaid lunch

Contract: Start date: 1/9/20 . Fixed Term Contract until December 2020 initially but with the view of extending the contract (EHCP pending). Term time only.

We seek someone who:

 

  • Has experience of/ is also willing to develop their knowledge through training, of working with children with SEMH needs.
  • Is aware of strategies to de-escalate behaviour and support children to re-engage with learning.
  • Is sensitive to the social and emotional needs for the child.
  • Can establish good relationships with children whilst setting firm boundaries.
  • Is able to identify children's strengths and targets to help build their development
  • Is confident in working with students on a 1:1 basis, small group basis and assisting the class teachers where necessary
  • Is able to work alongside outside agencies (including attending meetings) to support the learning and development of the child.
  • Has good interpersonal skills especially when dealing with children, colleagues and parents/carers whilst upholding the ethos of the school.
  • Is supportive and keen to work as a part of a dedicated team and to be involved in school life
  • Will support and enhance the values of our school.

 

 

What to do next?

Find out more about the school from our school website www.st-christophers.oxon.sch.uk

 

To apply, please click on ‘view current vacancies’ on the ODST website at https://www.odst.org.uk/vacancies  and then ‘search’ to find this vacancy. Applications must be completed on-line.  

 

If you have any queries or require further information please email sbm@st-christophers.oxon.sch.uk

 

 

Closing date for applications is 15th July 2020.

 Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Wednesday 20th July. 

 

The legal bits

The Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

This post is considered as exempt by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemption) Order 1975.  You will therefore be requested as part of the application process to disclose any convictions or information regarding criminal activity in respect of the applicant including convictions that would otherwise be considered ‘spent’.

All schools in the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST) are committed to equality and diversity and the safeguarding and wellbeing of all children and young people across the Trust. The Trust expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

St Christopher’s School provides a safe and secure environment for pupils to learn. The school and its governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and operates a strict Safeguarding Policy, with procedures being rigorously and consistently applied. The Headteacher will be required to demonstrate a commitment to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in the school and to become the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for the school.

The successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

From a GDPR perspective, the information you have provided will be stored on our secure database and will only be used to process your application. It will not be passed to any other organisation.

 

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