Crosby High School is a 146 place 11-16 school for pupils with moderate learning difficulties/complex learning difficulties and physical disabilities. We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and committed teaching assistant (level 2) with a proven record of academic support for children as well as an ability to offer quality care and support to children. Experience of primary practice and / or working with pupils with Special Educational Needs is desirable.
We are looking to appoint a teaching assistant with strong communication skills who recognise that the role of the TA is strongly linked to removing barriers for learning for our pupils. We are looking for a teaching assistant who demonstrate a deep passion in relation to the education of pupils with Special Educational Needs as the focus of the school is firmly set on providing the very best education for every pupil.
The post is very specific as we require a teaching assistant to support a Year 9 boy who has learning, physical and medical disabilities. This pupil has a condition called Neurofibromatosis (NF) type 1 (NF-1). This is characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumours called neurofibromas. These are located on or just underneath the skin, as well as in the brain and peripheral nervous system. Some of the tumours have affected his vision, as a result of which he has bi-temporal hemianopia which is the medical description of a type of partial blindness where vision is missing in the outer half of both the right and left visual field. He is undergoing chemotherapy so is also often very fatigued. The prime function of the post is to enable this young man to enable as much of the curriculum as possible and support him in all aspects of school life.
The successful candidate will be employed specifically for this individual pupil and will work very closely with other class TA’s. Training will be provided in support of this post. The post is reviewed on an annual basis and is linked to the child. The post will commence on asap.
We can offer:
- A welcoming and supportive school community based on a strong ethos where everyone is valued.
- Highly motivated, enthusiastic and eager learners who participate fully in all aspects of school life.
- A dedicated and hard-working staff team who are committed to continuous school development to improve outcomes for children and their families.
- An exciting opportunity to work with children with Special Education Needs