A large, vibrant school in Charlton are looking for an experienced SEND Teaching Assistant to join their school from February.
We are currently looking for an experienced and nurturing SEND Teaching Assistant to support a pupil with Downs Syndrome in a primary school in Charlton. The pupil has just joined the school and is based in reception, although age wise would normally be in Year 1. The child has not been in formal schooling and therefore will require a 1 to 1 teaching assistant who is pro-active with lots of ideas to help with settling and initial assessments. The child has English as an additional language and will likely need communication support with PECS and Makaton, so experience using these methods is important.
The position is to start after February half-term and would begin under the current Key Worker provision initially. The school are looking for someone who can commit to the role until at least the end of the academic year. There will be support provided by the SENCO, class teacher and the leadership team.
The school is part of a small multi academy trust and has two sites. The site which you will based in is located close mainland rail stations with good bus links from Charlton and North Greenwich. As a 3 form entry site, teachers within the year group work closely together in planning and assessment for their respective year groups. Results at early years, key stage 1 and 2 are consistently above national proving teaching and learning to be effective. The school is popular within the local community and there is a culture of working closely with parents. They have been recognised for their work on closing the gap for disadvantaged pupils and provide outreach support for other schools across the borough of Greenwich and the south of England.