Teaching Assistant SENCO

About the Role

You will hold a key role in supporting the class teacher/ LS teacher  in promoting the learning and personal development of students. Your role will be carried out mainly within the classroom, however, you will also support the Teacher and the School in other aspects related to assisting teaching and learning across the school.

You will have various responsibilities including planning your role in the lessons, supervising and facilitating individual support for the students and providing informal feedback on student progress and achievement.

You will record and share with the Teacher and school Leaders issues of concern and positive feedback about the students.

You will work closely under the guidance of the Teacher to communicate with the students and their parents but also to maintain a file of IEPs, records and other relevant documents.

Key Responsibilities


Support for Students of Determination

• Supervise students in a small group or one to one differentiated activities in class or common learning environment as directed.

• Communicate effectively and sensitively with students to support their learning, promoting self-confidence and independence, being mindful of their wellbeing. Assist in developing their social/emotional skills.

• Support intervention and/or therapy sessions

Plan and implement activities to support the IEP target

Support for the Teachers

• Contribute effectively to the lessons and assist in setting out learning materials appropriate to planned activity for the students.

• Work with teachers to monitor the progress of the students . Function within a framework set by the assigned teacher, to plan your role in lessons including how you will provide feedback to the students and colleagues on their learning, behaviour and wellbeing.

• Monitor the students participation and progress, providing feedback to the teacher and parents and provide constructive support to the students as they learn. Annotate work with a description of support given and resources used to complete the task.

• Administer assessments, invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of the students work as directed by teachers.


About You

  • Have knowledge and experience of supporting students with challenging behaviour, Autism and ADHD.
  • Hold a relevant qualification and/or proof of completed trainings in education, special educational needs,
  • Be proficient communicator in spoken and written English.
  • Have knowledge of strategies that support positive behaviour to meet school expectations.
  • Support ethos of the learning environment
  • Have the ability to effectively communicate with students, parents and colleagues. To contribute purposefully to their team.
  • Have good time management and organizational skills
  • Be competent in Literacy, Numeracy and IT skills.
  • Knowledge of ASDAN preferred

About Your BenefitsAbout GEMS

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