Start Date Aug 2018 Job Title : Individual Needs Support Assistants (INSA’s) Job Purpose : The role involves small group and 1 : 1 learning support for literacy, mathematics, motor skills, and / or language, from EYFS to Year 6.
The Individual Needs Support Assistant will support the teachers in enhancing the effective involvement of pupils with SEND and / or learning barriers in their academic and social development.
We are looking for an Individual Needs Support Assistant to work with our youngest children, the main focus will be working with FS1 and FS2 pupils.
The role is working under the direction of a SEND specialist with small groups and individual children to improve their speech, movement and social skills.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with this age group, a passion for supporting children with additional needs and preferably a Cache 3 level qualification.
Reporting to : Inclusion Leader / Achievement Centre Manager Responsibilities :
Plan and implement activities to support the IAP targets, follow structured literacy intervention programmes, and report professionally on the student's progress and outcomes when communicating with parents and teachers.
Provide some in-class support in lessons, to facilitate successful access to differentiated learning,
Work alongside teachers and other staff to support pupils’ learning, especially those with SEND or a learning barrier.
Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
Provide feedback to pupils in relation to their progress and achievement, under the guidance of teachers.
Monitor, maintain & review records of pupil progress over time and support teachers to plan subsequent learning based on their needs.
Maintaining the Achievement Centre learning environments, and developing appropriate resources for students.
Apply strategies to promote pupils’ self-esteem, self-confidence and independence
Work as part of an Inclusion Team, accessing relevant training and attending parent review meetings where necessary Job Specification :
Candidate should have a GCSE in English, or equivalent, and be fluent in spoken and written English.
Should have a relevant qualification and / or proof of completed trainings in education, special educational needs, and / or teaching English as a foreign language.
Prior experience in working in a support role in a school setting.
Available to work from 7 am - 4 pm.
Strong work ethic along with a commitment to staff and student privacy.
Good organisational and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of inclusive pedagogies is an advantage
Knowledge of SEND; specifically in the area of speech and movement development is an advantage
Candidates applying for this position MUST be sponsored by their spouse / father as this is a local contract therefore there are no additional benefits other than all school holidays as per academic year.