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Academy Counsellor

We are seeking to appoint Graduate Teaching Assistants to work collaboratively with teaching staff in class to improve the outcomes of students with a variety of needs, including those with Educational Health and Care Plans.

This is an excellent opportunity for graduates with a passion for working with students to gain experience of working within a secondary school. This could be used as a first step into a career into teaching and/or the field of SEN.

Main Areas of Responsibility

To work collaboratively with the class teacher and the SEN Department to enable students with a variety of SEN needs to positively engage in a classroom environment and with learning, making expected progress.
To demonstrate a proactive approach to supporting all students in the classroom, including SEN.
To demonstrate an understanding of the needs of all students.
To implement Quality First Teaching strategies and strategies on Student SEN Profiles within the Assess, Plan, Do, Review framework of the SEND Code of Practice (2014), ensuring that Student SEN Profiles are live and working documents.
To implement an appropriate level of differentiation to meet individual needs, whilst ensuring that students retain ownership over their learning.
To engage positively and proactively in all CPD opportunities offered within the SEN Department and the wider Academy..
To support other students in the class group, as appropriate.
To demonstrate a level of subject knowledge and apply this effectively in supporting teachers and students.
To use behaviour management strategies consistently in line with strategies on Student SEN Profiles and Academy policy and procedures to promote positive behaviour.
To be committed to improving your own practice through self-evaluation and reflection, contributing positively and proactively in all CPD opportunities offered within the SEN Department and the wider Academy.
To liaise with relevant staff within the Academy making them aware of problems experienced by students.
To adhere to the DFE Professional Standards for Teaching Assistants (2016) once qualified.
To promote the ethos of the school e.g. with regard to standards of behaviour, dress code, punctuality and attendance.
Other duties as may reasonably be requested by the Principal.
Be involved in trips and educational visits.
Qualifications & Experience

Educated to degree standard or equivalent, ideally in English, maths or science
Excellent standard of written and spoken English
Previous experience of supporting learning of students
Basic knowledge of SEND and learning barriers
Some knowledge of working with young people with challenging behaviour
Knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
Computer literate - must have good computer skills including a working knowledge of MS packages
Experience with young people in an educational or training environment
Experience of establishing and maintaining working relationships with a range of people
Awareness of Health & Safety issues in the workplace
A working understanding and commitment to equality of opportunity for all
Commitment to the highest standards of child protection
Experience of managing and being responsible for own workload

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   Croydon, Greater London

  Full Time

£   £27.97 - £30.04 / Yearly

Date Posted:  30/03/2022
Start Date:  30/03/2022
Closing Date:  30/06/2022

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