37 hours per week (full-time), term time only plus 1 week
Are you passionate about education and supporting young people? Do you have experience of working in a secondary school or with SEND students?
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Student Support Assistant who is passionate about providing a nurturing learning environment for our students.
We are committed to providing an inspirational environment for our students, where they are actively engaged in learning and optimistic that they can achieve. We enable them to develop leadership skills with an emphasis on integrity, teamwork and celebrating success.
Based in the Auxilium in the main school building, you will work with students across the year groups supporting personal, social and academic development. Meeting the needs of young people with SEND is the responsibility of all staff, but as a member of our Student Support Team, you will play a vital role in supporting a case-load of students.
As a Student Support Assistant, you will be working alongside teachers and specialist staff to support students with special educational needs or students who require additional support to access learning and opportunities in order to flourish and be prepared for life beyond school.
What you’ll do:
- Support students to help overcome barriers to learning, helping them achieve their full potential.
- Produce and coordinate support material on SEN, learning and welfare issues for staff and parents.
- Design and lead one-to-one and group work sessions to support students, specifically those with neurodiversity.
- Be aware of and support difference, ensuring all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
What we’re looking for:
- Excellent communication skills.
- The ability to relate well to children and adults.
- Experience of working with SEN students, in particular.
- Ability to adapt readily to changeable situations.
All applicants must complete an associate staff application form which can be found on our website. We do not accept stand-alone CVs for shortlisting.
A full information pack can be found here.
Closing date: Friday 1 March 2024
Early application is advised as we hold the right to close the application process early if a suitable applicant applies and is appointed.
Reading School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Full details of our Safeguarding - Staff Recruitment Policy and Data Policy can be found on our website.