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Specialist Resourced Provision Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position
Valley Invicta Academies Trust requires a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our team at Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes. This role is based within our Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) which makes provision for children with autism, often alongside other complex needs.
Salary: 37 hours per week for 38 weeks per year, £16,210 pro rata to VIAT 4 (£19,511 to £21,745).
The role of the Higher Level Teaching Assistant is to maintain the day-to-day running of the Specialist Resource Provision, in close collaboration with the SRP Teacher/ SENco. The ideal candidate will be kind and caring, with previous experience supporting children with additional and complex needs. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to form positive and professional relationships with children, parents and staff. You will have empathy and resilience in supporting children with complex needs.
In this role, you will need to be highly organised as you support with the planning of support and liaise with a number of school staff across the primary age range. You will work closely with the SRP teacher and mainstream staff to ensure that children have the support they need to access learning and make progress, helping to record progress and convey this to parents and outside agencies. You will work closely with our staff team and outside agencies to help the child to meet their targets and support them to feel happy and comfortable in school. This might include delivering agreed Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy or other programmes of support. Previous experience working with children with SEND in either a school or pre-school setting will be beneficial.
Valley Invicta Academies Trust is dedicated to providing outstanding care, outstanding education and outstanding opportunities. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a new, state of the art building with outstanding facilities.
Holborough Lakes is an ‘inclusive and caring school, underpinned by a culture of respect as observed by Unicef’s Rights Respecting assessor (Silver Award February 2019). We put the children at the centre of everything we do and pupils say they "feel safe and happy at school and are well looked after. They say it is a "kind" and "content" school (Ofsted 2018).
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For more information about Valley Invicta Academies Trust, please visit our website: www.viat.org.uk
The Trust reserves the right to appoint to this role at anytime.