HACTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
Chepstow Avenue, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6AU
Tel: 01708 443991
Fax: 01708 450475
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:
We can offer:
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