Post: Teaching Assistant - Progress Engagement Guide
Salary: £17,290 - £20,099
Hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm - Term Time only
Benefits: Company Pension, Life Assurance, Employee Discount Scheme
Whitstable Polar Re-start is a new extension to ISP School Teynham which supports CYP with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The centre is designed to bridge the gap in education whilst preparing young people for the transition back to full time education following exclusion or long term absence. Young people are supported to transition onto another school placement if appropriate and when they are ready.
We provide high quality education, adopting a holistic and tailored approach, complemented by a full range of support services, for each and every one of our pupils.
We are looking for an inspirational person who has experience working with vulnerable children in school across key stages 2, 3 & 4 and is prepared to guide pupils in core subjects and the wider curriculum. A learn to learn personalised programme will be offered which begins with a 6 week assessment and follows the National Curriculum.
• Dedicated to mentoring and supporting one pupil or else a small group
• Supporting the Classroom Teacher during lessons
• Reporting on pupil’s progress and concerns, and liaising with other School staff to ensure pupils’ needs are met
• Supervision of pupils during non-classroom time including extra-curricular activities and school trips
• Assisting with lesson planning and classroom preparation
• Setting work where appropriate, and marking
• Building positive relationships with your pupil/s and driving interaction and positive learning outcomes
• Have a strong basic education, ideally to A-Level, with a minimum of GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English Language and Mathematics and sound IT skills
• Previous experience of working with pupils with SEN-SEMH & ASD across Key Stages 2, 3 & 4 (nurture approach)
• Previous experience of working with pupils with SEMH within an educational setting
• Experienced and confident to be able to lead on a specialism i.e. Reading, Mathematics, Forest School, etc.
• Experience in behaviour management and techniques
• Commitment to professional development and willingness to learn.
• Committed to working as part of a team
What we offer
• A commitment to support your development in acquiring new skills through a wide range of professional opportunities
• An opportunity to make a huge contribution to the lives and lifelong learning of vulnerable children who deserve high-quality teaching in a safe educational provision
• A friendly and inclusive team who are passionate about improving pupil outcomes
The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check, the cost of which will be met by ISP.
ISP is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.
ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment
ISP School Teynham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.