Lead Practitioner - Resource Provision
From February 2022- Grade 7
37 hours, 39 weeks per year - Actual Salary £21,119
We are seeking to appoint an exceptional SEMH practitioner to support students attending our new Resource Provision.
This is a non-teaching role that has significant input in planning and implementing individual curriculums that will support students with SEMH difficulties to overcome their barriers to education. To think and plan creatively will be essential. Experience of working with complex students and those with early trauma and with young people who are in secondary education, will be a strong feature of the application process.The successful candidate will have considerable experience of SEN provision and delivery of a variety of interventions to support students with SEMH difficulties.
You will work closely with our Director of SEND and the learning support team, providing strategies to help remove barriers to learning, so students are able to thrive and make excellent progress within a secondary educational setting. Developing a strong network and relating to a wide range of people will be essential to this role, together with excellent communication and interpersonal skills demonstrating a high level of emotional intelligence. They will connect and engage with students so that they are able to remain and progress with school, achieving at their highest potential. Confidence, determination and motivation to engender a positive approach to learning and a positive view of self and others in young people are key.
Lead practitioner for SEMH - Job Description
Purpose of role
Undertake a specialist role working collaboratively with teaching staff and other support staff to enhance the development and education of children in accordance with the aims and policies of the school. Provide supervision for whole classes of pupils to maintain continuity of pupil’s learning.
- Undertake a specialist role using appropriate multi-sensory learning strategies, resources and equipment to meet the learning objectives of lessons, differentiating tasks as appropriate for individuals or groups of children with special needs.
Within a framework prescribed by, RP Lead, prepare, plan and implement individual, and group work activities and intervention programmes for students within the RP and Learning Support in conjunction with professional teaching staff.
Establish and maintain supportive relationships with pupils with the clear aim of developing strategies which re-engage them with education in the wider sense.
Manage the behaviour of whole classes of pupils whilst they are undertaking their work to ensure a constructive environment, and pre-empt/ deal with situations arising in accordance with school policies and procedures.
Evaluate pupils' responses throughout learning activities, determine what each child can achieve unaided and the point of intervention for the provision of appropriate learning scaffolding.
- Analyse, monitor and track individual pupil progress through a range of assessment and monitoring techniques and provide accurate assessments and reports on learning and behaviour development to inform the class teacher’s decisions regarding Strategy Sheets and Behaviour Plans for pupils.
- Work with individual pupils and small groups of pupils to aid effective reintegration back into the classroom where appropriate.
- Access, maintain and update a range of pupil and school records to facilitate assessment of pupils’ progress.
- Work directly with the pupils and their families to identify barriers to learning and establish a personalised action plan/ support plan as appropriate.
- Ensure that pupil’s health and safety is maintained in, around and for out of school educational visits including supervised use of subject specific tools, equipment and learning materials.
- Supervise attendance to the pupils personal, social and physical needs by other school staff so that pupils wellbeing is maintained.
Prepare and maintain classroom resources (including control of stock within the classroom) so that they are readily available for use.
Liaise with other professional staff, parents and outside agencies to ensure effective communication concerning the maintenance of pupils’ wellbeing.
Attend staff and other meetings and participate in staff training development work and staff reviews as required.
Notwithstanding the detail in this job description, in accordance with the School's/Council’s Flexibility Policy the job holder will undertake such work as may be determined by the Head Teacher/Governing Body from time to time, up to or at a level consistent with the Main Responsibilities of the job.