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Teaching Assistant (SEN) Level 2

Job information
Salary £11,121.38 - £12,278.80 per annum
Organisation The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School
Hours 25 hours per week, term time only
Term/duration Permanent variable (15 - 25 hours)
Closing date 9 am on 25 February 2022
Interview date(s) Week commencing 28th February 2022

Job details

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The Governors and Headteacher of this school are seeking to appoint two permanent variable contracts (15 Hours -25 Hours) commencing on 25 Hours for Teaching Assistant (SEN) Level 2 to become part of our SEND Support Team.


An exciting opportunity now exists for an ambitious and talented professional to join our dynamic, forward thinking and friendly environment. The successful candidate will have a passion for the welfare of young people and will help provide a high quality engaging and safe working environment for all of our pupils.


You will work closely with Department staff helping to track and monitor the progress of pupils and ensure positive outcomes for all students. Teaching Assistants work in designated curriculum areas developing specialist knowledge and skills, and relationships with teaching staff.

Ofsted 2021 rated ‘Good’ in all areas stated that “The school has a culture of continuous improvement. Senior leaders and governors are passionate about giving pupils the best education and care possible. This commitment permeates throughout the school” SIAMs 2018 stated that ‘Pastoral care is exemplary.’


Job Activities could include:

  • Assist in the planning and delivery of education in designated areas of the curriculum (for example Mathematics / English).

  • Support students in accessing and understanding lesson objectives.

  • Support student's progress by keeping up to date with issues pertinent to the curricular area by continued professional development).

  • Support the teacher in the identification and assessment of learning needs, adapting resources and delivery as appropriate.

  • Support the teacher in the assessment, recording, and reporting of students' progress.

  • Support the implementation of the school's behaviour policy.

  • Direct group activities within and away from the classroom including:

    • implementing 'catch up' programmes with targeted groups (for example Springboard, Additional Literacy Support);

    • explaining and clarifying tasks;

    • modelling language use and extending students’ explanations;

    • using questioning to probe understanding and to extend students’ thinking; and adapting resources to suit learning needs.

  • Participate in the planning, delivery and evaluation of Provision Maps with the teacher and SEN Co-ordinator.

  • Assist in the planning, preparation and clearing away of resources necessary for the delivery of the curriculum, including IT.

  • Promote the self-esteem, progress and independent learning of children.

  • Provide regular feedback to the teacher and, where relevant, the SENCO on the participation and progress of students.

  • Contribute to reviews of children's progress as required.

  • Facilitate the inclusion of children with special educational needs and their access to the curriculum.

  • Support, as directed, links between home and school.

  • Liaise, as directed, with other professionals to support children's needs.

  • Assist with the movement of students around the building and surrounding areas and with activities away from the classroom within and outside lesson time. Participate in general school activities including assembly, break and lunch-time activities, sports day, school visits etc. as required.

  • Be aware of and promote children's general welfare and follow the school's health and safety procedures.

  • Assist with the preparation and mounting of display materials.

  • Carry out other duties as directed by the headteacher.

  • To undertake designated administrative and clerical tasks, in order to support teaching and learning.

  • Undergo review of duties and responsibilities according to the school’s schedule.


 Successful applicants will be:

  • Enthusiastic, creative and dynamic putting the needs of each student first.
  • Resilient and adaptable team players.
  • Reflective practitioners willing to take an active role in the wider life of the school.
  • Excellent communicators who can inspire both students and staff.
  • Support the ethos of the school and work collaboratively and supportively with other colleagues.

This post carries a requirement for an Enhanced disclosure (under the provisions of the Police Act 1997). The school will require you to give permission to carry out a disclosure.

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Please note only shortlisted successful candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview.

Hoople Ltd is working on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.