SEND Teaching Assistant

Part Time
1 Year
Abbey Primary School, Stuart Avenue, Forest Town, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 0AB
Grade 2 Points 2 – 4 (£17,711 - £18,426 full time equivalent salary, £16,348 - £17,008 actual salary)

Required from September 2020

– 1 post to cover Maternity Leave

– 2 posts - One year fixed term contract

The Governors of this happy and successful school are seeking to appoint three excellent Teaching Assistants to provide 1:1 support for identified pupils

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of supporting pupils with special educational needs
  • Has a passion to work with children on a 1:1 basis and see them flourish
  • Can build purposeful relationships with both the child and their parents
  • Has high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour
  • Can provide a stimulating, safe and happy learning environment
  • Has an understanding of both the EYFS and Key Stage 1 curriculum
  • Can work alongside our specialist SEND Teaching Assistant and outside agencies to deliver specific programmes of work
  • Has a knowledge of using BSquared and PIVATs to measure progress
  • Has knowledge of visual timetables – signs and symbols
  • Has a basic knowledge of Makaton and a willingness to further expand that knowledge
  • Has very good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills, a growth mindset, a good sense of humour and enjoys being part of a friendly and supportive team
  • Is enthusiastic, caring and hard working
  • Can maintain confidentiality
  • Is willing to make a wider contribution to the life of the school

In return we can offer you

  • Happy, hard-working and motivated children who enjoy learning
  • A welcoming, inclusive school community
  • Supportive and caring colleagues
  • A supportive and forward thinking Governing Body
  • A well resourced attractive working environment
  • Commitment to your continued professional development

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we are unable to accept visits to the school. Application forms and further details are available from the school website or by e-mailing

Closing Date: Monday 1st June Noon

Interview Date: W/C 8th June

• We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

• All posts in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All posts in schools, unless stated otherwise, are suitable for a job share arrangement.

• The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation for posts within County and Controlled Schools and in Colleges.
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