SEN One to One Teacher
Laude San Pedro International College
Date Added: Aug 10, 2022
Laude San Pedro is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history. We will also request references covering the last 5 years of employment.
A Specialist Support Assistant (SpSA) normally works with an individual pupil in order to meet their specific learning needs, as identified by the academic team. Clear learning and progress targets will be set and monitored by the SpSA. These targets will be reviewed regularly with
the family and the school team. The SpSA will produce formal written reports in line with the whole school reporting system. The SpSA will also undertake the regular duties of an academic colleague such as cover and duties in proportion to the hours of support they undertake.
The Specialist Support Assistant will normally be responsible for one child in one session, although it may be that the school decides the session could be used by more than one child in which case the SpSA will be responsible for small groups
Teaching and Learning
- Working with the inclusion and academic teams to identify the learning and progress targets
- Setting up a high quality programme of study that enables the child(ren) to work towards the learning and progress targets
- Motivating the child(ren) to achieve the learning and progress targets using engaging teaching and learning strategies.
- Delivering the required programme of learning
- Assessing the child(ren)’s progress
- Maintaining assessment records for the child(ren)
- Maintaining records of each session with the child: objectives, progress notes, observations, activities for each lesson.
- Reviewing progress with the class/subject teacher and the Inclusion lead for the child(ren)
- Meeting families on a regular basis to report on progress.
Duties and cover
- The SpSA will be given break and/or lunch duties and cover lessons in proportion to the hours worked. These will be allocated by the Academic Head.
- The SpSA will attend the appropriate staff training and meeting events
- Produce formal reports for individual child(ren)
- Maintain the assessment records
- Follow the policies of the school
- Work to ensure consistently high standards of reporting to parents both within formal reports and through quality written and verbal communications.
- Ensure any documentation given to pupils and parents shows the department and school in its best light.
- Attend any meetings where Student Support needs to be represented in front of parents and pupils.
- To actively promote the Student Support Programme through the school website and any other communication channels.
- Report to Student Support Coordinator the weekly work and progress of pupils
- Play a leading role in the promotion, development and constant improvement of the school.
- To assist in break / lunch supervision as required
- Represent the school in a manner consistent with its ethos and values
- Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection and all aspects of safeguarding children
The above details are not exhaustive and the postholder may be required to undertake tasks, roles and responsibilities as may reasonably be assigned to him/her by the Management Team.
Education and Skills
- A qualified or experienced SEN teacher, educational psychologist or psicopedagoga (or similar)
- Excellent classroom management skills and able to follow the school’s student expectations
- Further qualifications and track record of professional development.
Training and Experience:
- Successful experience in the British system.
- Proven track record of delivering within this area.
- Record of delivering relevant extracurricular activities/events
Competencies for the Role
- To be approachable to children, parents, and staff.
- To be able to work professionally as part of a team.
- To be flexible, friendly and cooperative when working with colleagues.
- To communicate clearly to families, students and staff and resolve any issues quickly and professionally.
- To communicate effectively and with empathy both verbally and in writing.
At Laude San Pedro we have high academic expectations for all of our students. Our vision is that every child will achieve more than they imagined possible, in a happy and inclusive environment where everyone is supported and encouraged to excel.
In addition, our whole community shares a common understanding of the personal qualities and values which we hope all of our students will demonstrate and uphold.