SEN Teaching Assistant

Randstad Education Limited
East Grinstead
18 May 2017
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Teaching Assistant SEND East Grinsted £13-15K Term Time
Start Date: June 2017

A SEND school is enlightening and exhilarating! Do you want to help maximise the lives of the students in all areas of independence and education? Do you have a particular interest that you feel would help expand student's experiences? We are currently looking for individuals to work with a range of exciting students with varying learning difficulties. The school prides its self on strong sensory and communication skills as well as meeting the needs of the vast independent curriculum it offers.
The school is a purpose built facility and is set in its own wonderful lands. It is very forward thinking and strives to push learners to have the fullest life and experiences. The school offers a multi disciplinary approach and each day is always full of exciting new challenges. The school is based on the Steiner education model.

Steiner education, is based on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy. The emphasizes is on the role of imagination in learning, striving to integrate holistically the intellectual, practical, and artistic development of pupils. Steiner's child development is split into three major stages. the first is reflected in the schools' approach to early childhood education, which focuses on practical, hands-on activities and creative play; to primary education, which focuses on developing artistic expression and social capacities; and to secondary education, which focuses on developing critical reasoning and empathic understanding. The overarching goal is to develop free, morally responsible, and integrated individuals equipped with a high degree of social competence.

In this role as a Teaching Assistant you will be :-
> Unlocking student's full potential.
> Responsible for ensuring learners are supported with educational and pastoral needs.
> Supporting the class teacher is producing a fun, creative and exciting learning environment.
> Supporting learners with communication and independence needs.
> Working within very small groups for support across the curriculum.
> Using your interests to engage learners in learning.
> Supporting learners in a range of activities to maximise progress.

The ideal candidate may posses the following skills and capabilities:-
> Be able to work with learners that have complex learning and emotional needs.
> Work as a part of a multi disciplinary team to ensure students meet their educational, emotional, cultural, physical and health needs, allowing the pupils here to flourish.
> Have an understanding of the Autistic spectrum and other associated conditions.
> Willingness to learn and build relationships with learners.
> The ability to work as an individual and as a part of the team.
> Strong literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.
> Be flexible in their approach to education.
> Own transport to access school site.

Randstad Education maintains the highest standard of child safety and compliance when placing candidates into schools. Any successful candidates will be subject to the compliance process that also includes the enhanced DBS check.

Due to the start date of this vacancy it is important to apply or get in contact today. Contact Simon on .

Randstad is the prefered partner for many schools across the Sussex and Surrey area, if this role is not for you please contact the team who will be able to assist you in finding the ideal role in education.

Randstad education has been working with SEND schools and units for the past 22 years in this area.

If this vacancy is not for you, please do not hesitate to contact the office to discuss further opportunities with Matt Godwin or Simon Strange our SEND Consultants.