About Woodlands Primary School
The Academy of Woodlands is a large community primary school with a well established nursery. The school is 3 form entry with a current good Ofsted rating. We place a strong emphasis on sporting achievement, drama and the Arts.
Extensive grounds including a synthetic pitch and a Forest School means that we can offer a wide variety of extra curricular activities.
Arranging a visit to Woodlands Primary School
Visits can be arranged by contacting the school office on 03000658200
The primary focus is to undertake educational activities with individuals, within a framework agreed with and under the overall direction and supervision of a qualified teacher.
Key duties and responsibilities:
- Plan, prepare and deliver assigned programmes of teaching and learning activities to an individual pupil modifying and adapting activities as necessary under the overall direction and supervision of a teacher.
- Assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment.
- Liaise with staff and other relevant professionals and provide information about pupils as appropriate.
- Use teaching and learning objectives to plan, evaluate and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate within agreed systems of supervision.
- Assess the needs of a pupil and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support pupils’ learning.
- Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate.
- Help keep the children safe.
- Develop and promote positive working relationships with staff, pupils and parents and promote the school positively at all times.
- Support the role of parents / carers in pupil learning and contribute to meetings with parents / carers to provide constructive feedback on pupil progress/achievement etc.
PERSON SPECIFICATION SEN Teaching Assistant
The following outlines the criteria for this post. Applicants who have a disability and who meet the criteria will be shortlisted. Applicants should describe in their application how they meet these criteria.
- Essential High standard of general education including good proven numeracy and literacy skills.
- Level 3 Teaching Assistant or equivalent
- Specific SEN qualifications
- Successful relevant experience of working with children of relevant age within a learning environment.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Good understanding of child development with the ability to apply behaviour management policies and strategies which contribute to a purposeful learning environment.
- A mature and sensitive manner and excellent interpersonal skills.
- Be able to work calmly under pressure with the ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing circumstance/situations.
- An ability to work confidentially, efficiently and on own initiative.
- Be able to work as part of a team and to be flexible in their approach to daily routine.
- Be able to inform, persuade, inspire and motivate pupils and provide feedback to other professionals and parents as required.
- Requires knowledge and understanding of National Curriculum, including planning, preparing and delivering programmes of learning activities to individual pupils.
- Detailed understanding of how pupils of relevant age group(s) and ability learn; relevant learning strategies and methods.
- Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures relevant to child protection and health and safety.