Inclusion Teaching Assistant
Salary: NJC Grade F9, £23,194 pa, FTE • Actual Salary: £18,116.45 pa
33.75 hours per week • 08.30-3.45, Monday to Friday • Term time only
44.65 Paid Weeks • Permanent
Start date: ASAP
The Wellington Primary Academies are recruiting for an Inclusion Assistant to join our Inclusion team now! We are looking for a versatile and resilient professional, who will work with determination and a strong moral purpose to support our most vulnerable pupils. You will be able to work independently, utilising your initiative in providing support in addressing the needs of pupils who need help to overcome barriers to learning in order to achieve their full potential and will also be able to work well with the members of our committed Inclusion team. As an experienced practitioner working closely with the SENDCo, you will be able to adapt your practice wherever necessary to support SEMH and ASD pupils across all key stages, be able to offer support and advice to class-based staff and it would be an advantage if you are familiar with Wiltshire's SEND processes and referral systems.
If you have a passion to support and improve the outcomes of vulnerable pupils. and would like to be a part of a committed team, then please get in touch!
- To support the intent and implementation of the schools’ SEND provision.
- Ensure the SEND Code of Practice is adhered to.
- To work closely with the SENDCo, senior leadership team and colleagues in the strategic development of SEND.
- Assist in overseeing the day-to-day operation of SEND with the aim of raising progress and achievement of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.
- Deliver, and assist in monitoring, individual and small group support interventions to raise SEND pupil progress and achievement.
To be successful for this role:
- Have basic understanding of how children develop and learn.
- Work well as a team member.
- To be responsive to children’s emotional needs in order to support them effectively.
- Enthusiastic and able to motivate pupils.
- Have knowledge of children’s social and emotional development.
- Take advice and follow guidance from leader.
Why choose us?
The Wellington Primaries Academies are formed of two ambitious, growing, and inclusive 4-11 Primary schools. Wellington Eagles and Wellington Lions are based on the edge of the beautiful Salisbury Plain and serve the families of Tidworth and Ludgershall area, both schools are proud members of the Ascend Learning Trust.
We currently have close to 300 students on roll in a mixture of 1 and 2 form entry classes, with potential to grow to full capacity of 420 pupils.
We look forward to receiving your application, if you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback on individual applications that are not shortlisted for interview.
Closing date: Midday, Friday 24 March 2023
Interviews: w/c 27 March 2023
Ascend Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual-orientation or religion.
Please note any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences.
In line with KCSIE 2022 and safer recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of our safeguarding checks and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further guidance and will be asked to clarify their online presence.
References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children, then at least one referee must be from this employment, regardless of whether this is the current or most recent employment, any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.