Teaching Assistant 1:1

St Botolph’s CE Primary School, Rookery Avenue, Quarrington Sleaford, NG34 7FE

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Schools - Support
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Enhanced Child Workforce with child barred list
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Contact Name
Mrs D James
Contact Phone Number
01529 302698
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Closing Date
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Teaching Assistant 1:1

We wish to appoint a conscientious, enthusiastic and motivated Level 1 Teaching Assistant to provide enhanced support for a child in Year 4 with Communication and Interaction difficulties.  The child is currently working with the SALT team and their involvement is focusing on supporting her ability to clearly make isolated speech sounds.  We are therefore seeking to appoint someone who is extremely patient, understanding and who has strategies to support this. The child works predominantly within the classroom, but requires support to achieve her academic goals; therefore, the suitable candidate will be able to encourage the child to be confident in accessing a differentiated Year 4 curriculum.

Applicants for the position must be calm, observant and be able to adapt the pace and expectations of lessons to meet the child’s needs.  In order to support the child effectively, the applicant will be willing to work with the class teacher to make these adaptations, delivering learning opportunities through both 1:1 and group situations. We are keen to appoint someone with relevant training and knowledge in delivering specific interventions which will meet her Speech, Language and Communication needs, for example using programmes such as Colourful Semantics and Sound Linkage.  We look forward to appointing someone with passion, dedication and a willingness to show initiative.  As a Teaching Assistant, you will be asked to monitor progress against learning targets and keep records of outcomes. 

Applicants will hold a relevant qualification (e.g. NVQ Level 3 or above, in the field of education) and be self-motivated with a proven track record of working in an educational environment. The successful candidate will be a committed team player and possess a good sense of humour. 

We offer a friendly and supportive working environment and visits to the school are warmly encouraged. To request an application pack or to arrange a pre-application visit, please contact the school office on 01529 302698 or vacancies@stbotolphs.co.uk

Closing date:   Thursday 12 December 2019

Interviews:       Tuesday 17 December 2019

In accordance with Ofsted requirements, all applicants must supply two references and provide full employment history and evidence to verify their eligibility to work in the UK.  It is important to note that we are required to contact all previous employers that involved you working with young people and/or vulnerable adults in order to ascertain the reason for your leaving that employment.  All posts are subject to an enhanced disclosure and Barring Service check.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Lincolnshire County Council 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.

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

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