I am a highly motivated individual who has been working within the teaching environment for six years. I have the ability to learn quickly, work hard under pressure and comply with tight deadlines. I have the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of people, including senior officers, staff and others. My people skills are highly developed; I have the confidence and ability to build balanced relationships with people of all levels.
I work as part of a team including teachers and other support staff, to promote the learning and welfare of pupils by providing practical and learning support to an individual pupil, under the guidance of the class teacher.
Under the guidance of the class teacher and the Special Needs Coordinator I develop strategies and draw and implement action plans to assist an individual pupil in line with their statement of special educational needs. Attend and assist a pupil with their personal hygiene, eating and general welfare requirements as necessary.
Provide one to one support to a pupil, or work with the pupil in a small group on pre-planned activities.
Provide one to one guidance and support to a pupil in their literacy/numeracy/social/motor skills and undertake the appropriate training to enable you to do so.
Ensure that all pupils and especially the child with whom you are working individually are encouraged to access the national curriculum to their best ability by your intervention and that they participate fully in the life and activities of the school.
Be aware of the school development plan and participate in monitoring and evaluating your contribution to its achievement, especially in relation to pre-set targets on pupil achievement.
Administer first aid where training has been provided.
To contribute when requested, to meetings with parents and outside agencies.
Undertake all duties in line with the policies of the school, including those surrounding equality of opportunity and raising achievement.
Undertake training as appropriate.
Any other duties as directed by the line manager in keeping with the nature, confidentiality and grade of the post e.g photocopying resources or occasionally assisting in the supervision of school trips.