SEN Teaching Assistant

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
18 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description:

To assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the pupil to whom you are assigned, to enable him/her to make best use of the educational opportunities available to them.

To aid the pupil to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own by, for example:

* Clarifying and explaining instructions

* Ensuring the pupil is able to use equipment and materials provided

* Motivating and encouraging the pupil(s) as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils' needs

* Assisting in weaker areas, e.g. speech and language, reading, spelling, numeracy, handwriting/presentation etc

* Liaising with class teacher, SENCO and other professionals about individual education plans (IEPs), contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate

* Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies

* Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupil

* To promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil with SEN, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner

* To give positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce and sustain the pupil's efforts and develop self reliance and self esteem.

* To mark pupils' work under the direction of the class teacher and support the use of ICT in learning activities and with specific programmes to support learning.

* To provide regular feedback on the pupil's learning and behaviour to the teacher/SENCO, including feedback on the effectiveness of the behaviour strategies adopted

* When working with a group of pupils, understand and use group dynamics to promote group effectiveness and support group and individual performance

* Where appropriate to develop a relationship to foster links between home and school, and to keep the school informed of relevant information

* To be aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/school

* To comply with legal and organisational requirements for maintaining the health, safety and security of yourself and others in the learning environment

* To take part in training activities offered by the school to further knowledge and skills of working with a child with specific learning difficulties

* To provide individual support, as required, during examination sessions, educational visits, playground and breaktime supervision whilst applying school policies on Child Protection, Health and Safety, Behaviour, Teaching and Learning, Equal Opportunities etc

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