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Heatherside Infant School

Special Needs Support Assistant with ability to sign using Makaton.

Closing date: 19/07/2019 at 12:00

Job Start Date: September 2019

Contract/Hours: Fixed Term Contract , Part-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: Salary: Grade C - salary range FTE £18,426

Hours of Work: Fixed term contract , Part-time 16.25 hours

Location of Role: Heatherside Infant School

Job/Person Summary

Heatherside Infant School is a main stream Infant School for children aged 4-7 years old.

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you enthusiastic, patient and ready to help support a child with Down Syndrome
Heatherside Infant School can offer you a very friendly, supportive, team environment,
Special Needs Support Assistant Required for September 2019
We are looking to appoint a Special Needs Support Assistant with good Makaton signing skills.

The successful candidate will be required to provide communication support and guided teaching to support a child with Down Syndrome. The role is class based in Year 2, the child has an EHCP with fulltime 1:1 support and you will be part of the team.
Salary: Grade C - salary range FTE £18,426

The successful candidate will be expected to:

-Work closely with and be accountable to the class teacher, who will give guidance on the nature and extent of the support and supervision
-Plan and review regularly with the class teacher
-Meet regularly with the SENCo and class teacher and contribute to Individual learning plan
-Have a willingness to learn new skills
-Maintain a high level of support for the child’s needs
-Implement learning activities to enable the child to have access to the planned curriculum
-Help the child to develop social skills and appropriate interactions with peers.
-Have the ability to support the development of the child’s social and self-help skills
-Use a variety of positive behaviour management strategies


This role is fixed term for one year.

Application Procedure

If you wish to make an informal enquiry, arrange a visit or make your application - please contact Mrs Sarah Knights on 01252 617101 or email s.knights@heatherside-inf.hants.sch.uk

Safer Recruitment

Heatherside Infant School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Reading Road South, Fleet, Hampshire, GU52 7TH

Telephone: 01252 617101

Website: http://www.heathersideinfantschool.co.uk/

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