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Individual Needs Assistant
Special Educational Needs
Salary: NJC Scale 2, Points 3-4, 28 hours per week, term time only
£11,976-£12,215 (Pro rata from £18,562 – 18,933)
Initial fixed term contract for 1 academic year
We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and dedicated Individual Needs Assistant. You will work as part of our Learning Support team to provide bespoke support for specific young people both in and out of the classroom, focusing on the learning and personal development of the student with additional needs to enable them to make best use of the educational opportunities available to them.
Prior experience of working with children with a high level of additional needs is advantageous but not essential as training will be provided.
Liaising with teachers with regard to the planning and differentiation of work for the student will be a key aspect of this role along with providing direct one to one support in and outside the classroom. You will also be required to liaise with outside professionals, working alongside classroom teachers and closely with other members of the SEND team to ensure all learning is accessible and engaging in order to maximise achievement and attainment.
It is necessary for the candidate to have qualifications in Maths/Numeracy or English/Literacy equivalent to at least NVQ Level 2.
More information on this successful school can be accessed on the following website: www.tenterden-schools-trust.com.
Application packs are available from kent-teach.com or our school website alternatively please send an email to Miss Scott-Smith in Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 29th August 2021, however early applications are encouraged as we review applications as we receive them.
Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre is a mixed 11 – 18 wide ability school with Academy status with 2000 students including 350 in the Sixth Form. We are part of Tenterden Schools’ Trust working in collaboration with local primary schools serving the Wealden town of Tenterden and the surrounding villages. The school is situated on the edge of Tenterden and enjoys a large semi-rural site overlooking open countryside.
Homewood has excellent facilities for all its students and our specialisms in Performing Arts, Applied Learning and the Rural Dimension underpin our approaches to learning which are designed to raise achievement across the whole student body. We aim to maintain and develop the cultural aspirations of the school community in line with our priorities of “belonging” and “respect” and offer a broad range of curriculum opportunities in all subject areas. This also extends into the local community through partnerships across primary, secondary and higher education sectors as well as non-educational community partners.
Homewood provides a secure and caring learning environment in which all students can flourish and succeed. It is a school renowned for its support for students’ wellbeing. Heads of College provide academic and pastoral leadership for the students in their College, supported by dedicated form tutors, a Family Liaison Officer and Assistant Head of College. A range of other staff including counsellors and a qualified nurse help and support the students through their time at Homewood. Consideration and respect for each other is central to our work and we are justly proud of our students’ achievements.
I hope you will be inspired to submit an application to join us. If you are successful, you can be assured of a very warm welcome and a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the young people of this part of Kent.
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