Are you currently a SEN Teaching Assistant or Learning Support Assistant looking to prepare for an eventual reopening of schools? Please read on.
I am delighted to be working in partnership with a a number of Ofsted graded GOOD Pupil Referral Units (PRU'S) and Special Schools located in Ipswich - over this period of COVID 19.
We are looking for candidates with excellent communication, literacy and numeracy skills and the ability to deal with very challenging behaviour.
You will work with a range of ages and the work will depend on the age of the children and their individual needs, but may include:
- preparing learning materials under the supervision of the teacher
- working inside or outside the classroom with individuals or groups
- adapting support according to needs
- looking after children's physical, social and emotional welfare
- creating a stimulating environment
- giving information and help to teachers
- keeping records and attending review meetings
The primary activity of these schools is the provision of specialist education services to young people with Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs - previously known as Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD.)
They work with the most disaffected, challenging pupils in the South East. Pupils have often been excluded from numerous schools and have been out of full-time education for some time.
The school offers positive outcomes to young people of school age who have disengaged, or are at the point of disengaging with education. Many of these pupils are known to the criminal justice system and a significant percentage of the pupils are looked after or children in need. Most have been excluded from at least one school.
Despite these challenges, the school supports their pupils in achieving a wide range of accredited outcomes in examinations and other courses.
This is an opportunity to get your name out to Schools and Provisions during a period where face to face interaction is severely limited. Looking forward to your applications.