Scargill Junior School
Hornchurch Academy Trust
Mungo Park Road
Tel: 01708 555677
Head of School: Mrs Helen Graham
Temporary Teaching Assistant
Hours: 30 hours per week x 39 weeks per year
Grade: APTC 3, Points 5-6
Actual Pro rata salary: £16,127 p.a. - £16,419 p.a.
Contract: Temporary - Fixed for 1 year
Scargill Junior School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented TA to join our friendly and vibrant school. You will join a strong and supportive team of staff within an Academy that is committed to providing a positive, safe and stimulating learning environment for our pupils and staff. Scargill Junior School is part of Hornchurch Academy Trust and offers excellent opportunities for training, support, career development and sharing best practice amongst its five schools.
We are looking for a Temporary Teaching Assistant to work 5 days a week from 8.15am – 3.15pm with a one-hour lunch break.
Your role will be to will carry out the role of supporting teaching and learning within the classroom. The position will also include setting up and resourcing the work for individual SEN children/small groups.
There will also be a requirement to support and run a school-wide SEN intervention programme. We welcome applications from candidates with suitable experience.
- Have experience and knowledge of working with children who present a range of behavioural and/or SEND needs.
- Be positive and confident in using your knowledge of current theory and practice in teaching and learning, and SEND.
- Be ready to utilise the benefits of a curriculum that is innovative and flexible in terms of delivery and content
- Be able to share best practice, be flexible and compassionate
- Develop positive relationships with pupils and able to use a variety of strategies to meet individual needs.
- Be enthusiastic, confident and able to use their initiative
- Be patient, empathetic and resilient
- Play a full part in the life of the school and is committed to working in partnership with staff and parents.
- Supporting & Delivering Learning – work with individuals or small groups of pupils under the direct supervision of teaching staff and provide feedback to the teacher.
- Behaviour/Guidance/Support – support pupils to understand instructions, support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils.
- Curriculum Resource Support – under the direction/instruction of teaching/senior staff to provide general support to staff and pupils, including preparation, and routine maintenance and creation of resources/equipment.
- Organisation – Recording progress information for individuals or groups against SEN targets or specific learning goals.
- Preparation/routine maintenance or creation of materials/equipment for special needs children/groups.
- Support/supervision of pupils in lessons.
- Recording of evidence of progress toward SEN targets or IEP targets.
- Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
- Experience of working with children with high needs autism and challenging behaviours.
- Working at or towards National Occupational Standards on Supporting Teaching and Learning reflected in the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning on the Qualification and Credit Framework, or equivalent experience.
- Good numeracy/literacy skills and clear spoken English.
- First Aid Training (Desirable)
- Knowledge of any of the following is desirable: PECS, ELSA, ATTENTION AUTISM, AUTISIM BUCKET and TACPAC.
Visits are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school for an appointment.
Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Hornchurch Academy Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interviews may be via video conferencing if appropriate.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Please apply online.
Closing Date: Wednesday 12th October - 12 noon.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 18th October 2022.
We aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our students from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our school, superseding any other considerations. Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education Keeping Children Safe in Education (2022) guidance and all potential employees will undergo vigorous vetting checks to ensure their suitability. Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake a satisfactory disclosure. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the Council.