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SEN Teaching Assistant

Vacancy Summary
Hacton Primary School
Grade 2/3, Points 11-20
Hacton Primary School
Working Pattern:
Part Time/Term Time
25 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
07/09/2018 at 16:00 PM
Vacancy Description


Chepstow Avenue, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6AU

Tel: 01708 443991

Fax: 01708 450475

Email: hnorford@hacton.havering.sch.uk

Web: www.hacton.havering.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mr N P L Emes


SEN Teaching Assistant to work in the Provision for Hearing Impaired Children

Required: September 2018

Grade:      2/3 points 11-20

Salary:     £11-739 - £12,804 pro rata

Contract:  Initially on a one-year fixed contract

Hours:      25 hours per week


The Provision for Hearing Impaired Children in the School is the only Primary provision for hearing impaired pupils in the borough. The Provision for Hearing Impaired Children (P-HIC) is ideally situated in its own suite of rooms in Hacton Primary School. It caters for 24 children, taught by three qualified Teachers of the Deaf, who are supported by a Nursery Nurse, Communicators and specialist Teaching Assistants. Our communication approach is child centred; therefore, some children use sign language while others prefer to be oral/aural. Sign Supported English is also used in the teaching of Literacy.

P-HIC staff work closely with mainstream staff in order to facilitate the inclusion of hearing impaired pupils. The school actively promotes sign language within the school environment to facilitate the learning of all children. It is believed that “what is good for deaf children is good for all children.” In addition, many mainstream teachers, teaching assistants and mid-day staff have signing qualifications. When the children leave Hacton Primary School to move to secondary school we hope they will have become independent, confident individuals who are effective communicators.

We are seeking to appoint a part time Teaching Assistant to support pupils within the Provision for Hearing Impaired Children. The successful candidate will work closely with relevant Teachers of the Deaf, class teachers and other Teaching Assistants to plan work and learning, and to work with small groups of children or individual pupils. 

Applications are welcome from candidates with experience of working with deaf children, children in key stage 2 and are qualified, or working towards, NVQ2 level or above. Some knowledge of British Sign Language is desirable.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Proactive, well organised and willing to work collaboratively with the teachers of the deaf, class teacher and other support assistants
  • Able to engage and enthuse the deaf pupils to participate in lessons
  • Passionate about supporting deaf children in order to enhance the quality of their learning and raise pupil achievement
  • Able to develop positive relationships with pupils and able to use a variety of strategies to meet individual needs
  • Flexible – willing to work across all age ranges and work well as part of a team
  • Enthusiastic, confident and able to use their initiative
  • Able to support the teachers in planning differentiated work for the children
  • Have good numeracy and literacy skills.

We can offer:

  • A well-resourced learning environment
  • A cohesive and enthusiastic staff team
  • Polite and motivated pupils
  • Support and commitment to continuing professional development
  • A positive, engaged wider school community.


Please apply online. If you experience any technical difficulty, please contact the school.

If you have already applied for this role, there is no need to re-apply.

Closing date:  Friday 7th September 2018

Equal Opportunities
We aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all.

Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The protection of our students from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our school, superseding any other considerations.

Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2018) guidance and all potential employees will undergo vigorous vetting checks to ensure their suitability.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake a satisfactory disclosure. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the Council
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