SEMH Teaching Assistants (x6) – Canterbury

Posted 1 year ago by Twenty 4 Seven
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Job Description

SEMH Teaching Assistants (x6)

Location: Canterbury, Kent
Full time
September start
Salary Kent Range 3 £13,920 (fte £18,425) plus SEN Allowance of £1323

Twenty 4 Seven Education are thrilled to be working alongside a dedicated special school in Canterbury, Kent, who is looking to fill six teaching assistant vacancies. The roles will start in September and are full time, permanent positions.

The School:

This is a small school which caters to students in KS 2, 3 and 4, with class sizes ranging from 8 to 12. All of the students here have distinct Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties and their own Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs), therefore the staff work hard to create a nurturing environment in which all students can make progress and access the dynamic curriculum on offer.

The Role:

As a teaching assistant in a special school, you should be prepared to:

  • Support class teachers as directed
  • Work 1:1 with a range of pupils, each with their own specific needs, to help them to access the curriculum and make progress
  • Work with pupils in small groups
  • Get to know specific pupils, understanding their EHCPs so that you can support them in the best way possible
  • Help to prepare displays and resources to celebrate and support pupils’ learning
  • Be prepared to have conversations with teachers, SENCO or parents about students’ progress and how best to support them

The candidate:

  • You must be patient, compassionate, calm and approachable
  • You must have a desire to make a difference to the progress- academic, social and/or personal- of SEMH pupils
  • Knowledge of the additional SEMH needs that a child may have, and how to support them, is key
  • A Teaching Assistant qualification is desirable, preferably with specific SEND knowledge
  • You should have a successful track record of working with pupils of a similar age range
  • Classroom-based experience is useful