Special Needs Teaching Assistant - Autism
- Immediate Start
- Long Term Contract
- SEN School in Hillingdon
- Good OfSTED 2015
- Permanent Contract Offer - Sept 2022
- Friendly Supportive School
- Primary ASD Class
- 7 Pupils
- Competitive Pay
- Full Time
- Training Offered
The Special Needs Teaching Assistant Job
I am seeking to appoint a Special Needs Teaching Assistant to join a friendly, supportive and well run special needs school in the London Borough of Hillingdon. The school is looking for two new TAs to join their team to support new students with autism and complex learning needs.
As a Special Needs Teaching Assistant some experience supporting primary aged children with Autism or similar special needs in a mainstream or SEN setting would be advantageous. A basic understanding of PECS and Makaton and some personal care experience would be highly desirable.
This fantastic Hillingdon SEN school is one of the largest and best run in the country for children on the autism spectrum. The school provides for students aged between three and a half and nineteen years of age. The school offers a unique mix of education and support to pupils within a wide spectrum of needs and abilities. Personalised teaching and learning in an autism specific environment allows pupils individual needs to be addressed completely and their capabilities fully realised.
All staff strive to provide an effective, specialist education and support to pupils with an autistic spectrum condition and their families. The ultimate goal being to provide the pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve their full potential in education and life.
Special Needs Teaching Assistant Responsibilities
Students in the primary phase access the National Curriculum from the age of three and a half to twelve years. The National Curriculum is tailored to the individual needs of the pupil through the use of the Equals schemes of work and is supported through a communication-centred environment. Classes are taught which cover the core and non-core foundation subjects. The school uses a topic curriculum which is an engaging and creative way to work. This is implemented through "a creative learning journey" which is a skills based curriculum focusing on personalised learning through topic. Their focused teaching procedures ensure that each child progresses at their own individual pace and works towards achieving their potential.
Their is a strong emphasis on visual support and displays creates a purposeful learning environment and computer programmes such as Widget and Boardmaker support this. Every class has a visual timetable and the interactive learning board outlines the structure of each lesson, the key language and the behaviour that is expected. Pupils have access to ipads to support learning. Structured approaches are also used which include: Picture Exchange Communication System, TEACCH and Makaton.
Special Needs Teaching Assistant Benefits
- Great working environment
- Lots of in-house training
- Good rates of pay
- Supportive SLT
- Small class sizes
- Rewarding work
- Hillingdon LA School
Please apply today!
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