• Alisdair Low

SEN Teaching Assistant, SEN School - Leyland, Preston, Lancashire £17,242.62 - £19,931.75

Hours: 40 hours per week – Term Time Only

This School is part of a Group of over 20 SEMH schools across England.

It is an independent day school in Lancashire providing specialist education for young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH).

They will pay for you to train and become a qualified teacher - if this is of interest to you.

The role:

Teaching Assistants support the children with their learning and general wellbeing to ensure every child has the best opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment.

Where necessary this may include supporting with care needs from time to time as well as positive behaviour management adopting a tailored approach to the individual child.

Key duties:

  • Participate in the planning and evaluation of learning activities.

  • Provide meaningful feedback on pupil attainment and progress.

  • Support the teacher in monitoring, assessing, recording and reporting pupils’ progress according to the school’s policies in order to monitor and foster pupils’ progress in all areas of learning.

  • Support positive behaviour and concentration levels of the children and adapt own behaviour and responses to any change or escalations in behaviour of the children.

  • Promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and British values within the PSHE policy across the whole school.

  • Promote pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being through a whole Day Curriculum.

Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required.

Experience and Skills required:

  • Experience working with SEN in an employed or voluntary setting

  • Full UK driving licence absolutely necessary, as you will be required to transport pupils to and from school and also engage in off-site enrichment activities which requires transportation

  • Working towards Level 2 award in Support work in schools or an equivalent is desirable

  • GCSE Maths and English Level 2/C or above qualification is essential.

  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures.

  • Knowledge or experience of pupils with SEN or SEMH/ASD

  • Commitment to the role, the desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual

  • Be positive and creative in meeting pupils’ needs

What’s on offer?

  • Full training and continued support

  • Life assurance and pension

  • Health cash back plan

  • Car lease scheme

  • Bike to work scheme 

  • Perk box

Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position.

If you are successful, Integritas is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service.

The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process.

As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback.