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Year 4 ADHD Support Assistant

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Year 4 ADHD Support Assistant

Blackburn Primary School BB1

30 hours per week (6 hours per day)

1:1 Support role in a GOOD Primary School (inner-city)

An average sized Primary School in the heart of the historic town of Blackburn are looking for a Teaching Assistant to start on a temporary basis in school. The role will be to support an individual child in the LKS2 classes who requires full time support to enable him to work in class with the other children. The support will be in place all morning and afternoon with the child and the sole purpose of this appointment will be to support the behaviour and academic of the individual child to ensure good progress is made and their needs are met every day. The Head teacher is well driven and has taken the school from Requires Improvement Ofsted inspections to a recent GOOD across all areas. The SLT are keen to further prepare the school to receive an OUTSTANDING grading and so any new members of staff need to be prepared. This role will initially begin from as soon as possible and continue on a probation period up until the Easter holidays which are generally in line with the Lancashire holiday pattern. The school does take a number of children from the local community and holds a strong Christian ethos.

Based on the conversations with the Head teacher and SENCO in school, we are aware of the individual child's needs. The child in question is in Year 4 and currently working below age related levels. The child does have aggressive tendencies and has been known to be physical towards other children and sometimes staff. It is therefore important that the successful candidate has prior experience in education or care settings supporting children and or adults with aggressive behaviour. There is also a need for the successful candidate to approach the child in a nurturing manner but also one which sets fresh boundaries. The head teacher has mentioned that it would be good to appoint a TA who is a natural around children and can easily transition when the child is aggressive.

The role does have the potential to run until the end of the academic year and potentially until the child finishes school. There is no guarantee at this point that the successful candidate will continue into the next academic year.

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

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