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SEND Teaching Assistants

SEND Teaching Assistants

Full time from September 2021 (fixed term and permanent contracts available)

'Every pupil is important in this school. Pupils are cared for and feel safe and happy.'  Ofsted November 2019

Thameside Primary is an inclusive and friendly school and we are seeking resilient and compassionate practitioners with experience of supporting children with complex needs, specifically children with both Social Emotional Mental Health Difficulties (SEMHD) and Cognition and Learning (C&L) needs.   

Working alongside the Class Teacher, duties may include:

● providing 1:1 or 2:1 support for named children with complex SEND needs (SEMHD being their prime area of need)

● helping to plan for the child(ren) and create a suitable learning environment for the child(ren)

● supporting individual pupils and small groups in their learning, both indoors and outdoors

● observing how pupils learn and assessing further learning needs

● supporting the teacher with all aspects of children’s learning, including administrative support

● assisting with setting up the classroom, preparing resources and creating classroom displays.

We are looking for supportive teaching assistants with:

● Previous experience of working with children with SEND would be an advantage but not essential.

● a good standard of English and Maths is essential, effective communication skills and a commitment to teamwork.

We would encourage you to visit the school so that you can see the school for yourself and its welcoming and inclusive environment. Please contact the school office on 0118 937 5551.  

Closing date: 12pm Thursday 1st July

Interviews: Tuesday 6th July morning

To apply please email to request an application pack. 

Please do not send a CV. To ensure equal opportunities we only accept Reading Borough Council application forms. 

Thameside Primary is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school.