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SEN 1:1 Teaching Assistant

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Specialist Support Assistant - EYFS Experience required

Are you currently between jobs or may be you are looking for a new challenge in 2019?

Do you have experience working alongside children with Special Educational Needs?

Have you worked previously in an Early Years setting?

This could be your lucky day… as Teaching Personnel have exclusivity on 3 vacancies to fill at a school in Kirkby. The roles will commence from the week prior to the Easter holidays and continue for the rest of the academic year. This is a temporary supply contract through Teaching Personnel and will run five days a week with the working hours ranging from 845-1230.

The school is located in an deprived area of Kirkby which serves a small community where children arrive working below expected age related levels. The school is a full two-form entry intake and the number of children tends to be around 28 per class on average. The Reception class is no different with 29 children attending full time, with only a couple of children still requiring full toileting support. The reasons for these roles is a maternity and also additional funding for pupils with additional needs, expected to last at least 6 months. You must have a minumum of Level 2 qualification to apply for this post.

The children who attend the school are well behaved and enjoy attending school where they learn and have fun! The EYFS department is led by a class teacher who is well experienced and will be happy to facilitate your transition into the new role. The class teacher is also the Assistant Head teacher and Assessment co-ordinator for the whole school. This is a massive bonus to working in the class as the assessment techniques are very strong and are used to develop learning further.

Within the role, you will be expected to follow the class teacher's plans and work with small groups and individual children in the Reception class. On occasion you will be expected to work alongside children with special educational needs such as Autism, ADHD and SEMH. For two sessions a week you will also be expected to plan and deliver small activities centred around the children and their phonics development. The school use Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics in the lower school and any experience would be preferable.

The role will be paid at £9 per hour; however this is negotiable with the school at the time of accepting the contract. You will be paid on a weekly basis and timesheeted to the school through the agency. In order to be considered for this role you will need to be registered and fully vetted with Teaching Personnel. In order to become full vetted, you must hold a DBS with the update service and have two education based references from your most recent employers.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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