Inclusion Assistant (ELSA Desired)

Windmill Primary School
Telford, Shropshire
NJC Scale 3 point 5-6 FTE £19,650 to £20,043. Actual salary £12,618 to £12,870
26 May 2022
07 Jun 2022
Job Ref
Lucy Meacham
Contract Type
Working Pattern
Term time

We are seeking to appoint an Inclusion Assistant, who can work 1:1 or with small groups with children who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, as part of the Inclusion/SEND team.  A lunchtime duty may also be involved and the confidence and ability to work with children with some challenging behaviour. 

In the first instance the post holder will be deployed to work on a one-to-one basis with a child who has complex, social and emotional health needs. 

Community Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks and a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the standards which flows from Community Academies Trust vision and values. 

Job Description

− Supervise and provide particular 1:1 and small group support for pupils, including those with social, emotional and mental health needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities

− Physical intervention is likely to be a part of the post holder’s duties

− Assist with the implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes

− Establish constructive relationships with pupils, interacting with them according to their needs

− Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils

− Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher

− Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence

− Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress/achievement under guidance of the teacher and/or Behaviour Team Leader and Deputy Headteacher (SENDCo)

− Challenge and motivate pupils, promote and reinforce self-esteem

− Enforce the school rules and consequences

− Intervene in situations where pupils are disrupting the learning of others

− Help children to manage their behaviour (including providing information and advice to enable them to make choices about their own learning/behaviour/attendance)

− Provide pastoral support to pupils (attending to personal needs and providing advice to assist in their social, health and hygiene development)

− Communicate with relevant staff, pupils and parents about behaviour incidents and consequences

− Receive and supervise pupils excluded from, or otherwise not working to, a normal timetable

− Help to maintain a safe and stimulating school environment

− Accompany pupils on educational visits in school time as requested

− Provide general assistance at school functions held in school time

− To attend any relevant training and Staff Development Days when requested

− Be aware of school procedures, policies and guidelines where appropriate (Safeguarding, Behaviour, Inclusion, Health & Safety, Fire Drill etc.)

− Be aware of the school’s procedures and guidance for confidentiality and ICT Acceptable Use

− Such other duties as may be required by the Headteacher with consultation

 The timeline for the recruitment process is as follows:  

Application form to be sent to the closing date for this post is 5pm on Tuesday the 7th of June 2022 and interviews will be held on Wednesday the 15th of June 2022.  

These posts are designated customer facing roles under the fluency duty and requires a level of spoken English as stated in the person specification.  

Any positions offered will be subject to satisfactory references and safeguarding check


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