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Special Needs Teaching Assistant






£70 to £80 Per Day


Tunbridge Wells

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • To support the teacher with preparation, display and general classroom duties, including the organisation and development of class planning
  • To implement individual programmes. This may involve writing or contributing to individual education plans
  • To assist with the range of education activities designed to meet the needs of the individual or small group of pupils to whom you are from time to time assigned. This will from time to time include direct teaching/instruction of small groups, the programme being overseen by a teacher
  • To assist, whenever necessary, with personal hygiene, advice and guidance to pupils. This will include acting in the role of carer at times
  • To work within agreed timetables of school and pupil activities and to maintain all appropriate written records as necessary and as directed
  • To monitor and evaluate programmes on a daily basis
  • To attend and contribute to all relevant meetings and case reviews verbally or in writing as directed
  • To work in a multi-disciplinary environment supporting the work of the teacher and demonstrating a positive and supportive attitude to teamwork activities
  • To adopt and follow all school policies and to be aware of Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety legislation
  • You as an employee are required by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to:
  • Take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and others who may be affected by what you do or don't do;
  • Co-operate with the Company to ensure compliance with the law;
  • nform your employer of any situation which you consider represents a serious and imminent danger and any shortcoming in the employer's protection arrangements for health and safety. Ensure you do not misuse or interfere with equipment provided for your safety or the safety of others.
  • To participate in training to improve skills and knowledge relevant to the needs of the post.
  • To manage and support students with challenging behaviour, this includes the appropriate use of physical intervention in line with School policy.
  • You will be jointly responsible for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in our care, it is a requirement of this role that you adhere to all relevant safeguarding policies and procedures.

About The School

The School is a district Special School for children and young people from 3 to 19 years with a wide range of special educational needs. All of our pupils have profound, severe and/or complex needs, have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and attend one of three sites.

They are ambitious for their pupils and offer a rich Creative Curriculum that is personalised and offers real life learning in school and in the community. The skilled and dedicated staff team work very hard to make learning motivating, interactive, challenging and fun, whilst ensuring that all children and young people feel safe, valued and self-confident. They promote "Skills for Life and Independence" so that when they leave the School, they are prepared for the next phase in their lives and have the best opportunities to be happy, fulfilled and contributing citizens.

Pupils' wellbeing and engagement is central to all their decision making and how they structure the school and the interventions they use.

They offer extensive enrichment activities including clubs, trips and residential experiences in the United Kingdom and abroad. These opportunities provide the pupils time and experiences to find out more about themselves and prepare for the world around them.

The school works effectively across our school community with Parents and Carers, Therapists, NHS Colleagues and other professionals and external organisations to best support and meet the needs of our pupils.

Term Time Teachers are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore all applicants will be subject to a full face-to-face registration and an Enhanced DBS (Formerly known as CRB).