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Lead Thrive Practitioner

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Westfield Primary Academy
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27 November 2020 12:00 PM
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  • £20,903 - £23,080 pro rata (actual £16,792 - £18,527 pa)
  • 35 hpw, 39 weeks a year. Attendance at all 5 PD days is required
  • Fixed term until 31 August 2021.

Required from January 2021.

We are seeking to appoint a committed and passionate colleague who is keen to improve educational outcomes for all learners. We believe in Maslow’s hierarchy of need and we know that self-actualisation cannot be reached without social and emotional support. This is fundamental to the work we do at Westfield and we are keen to appoint a talented person to lead and facilitate this provision.

As lead practitioner, you will oversee the work of their colleagues, ensuring that 1:1 and group THRIVE sessions are offered to pupils who need transitionary and long-term support. You will also deliver sessions yourself. You will be responsible for planning and delivering a unique curriculum in the afternoons to a small group of pupils in a bespoke classroom setting.

This curriculum will be heavily focused on personal development. You will ideally have experience working with children who have ASD and SEMH needs and have the initiative to follow and implement personalised education plans with the child in order to help them reach their full potential.

You will:

  • be passionate, sharing a commitment to support our vulnerable children and young people
  • have the enthusiasm to provide personalised learning experiences to children and young people with SEND
  • have a calm, patient and encouraging manner, with an ability to make learning fun
  • be self-motivated and manage time effectively in order to maximise children's learning time
  • be flexible and willing to support children in a variety of situations
  • have good English/mathematics skills and preferably hold an NVQ 3 or equivalent teaching assistant qualification.
  • be Thrive trained or show a commitment to undertake the training
  • have particular experience of supporting children with significant SEN needs, including ASD, ADHD, SEMH needs.
  • be able to differentiate when leading learning.
  • be flexible and prepared to use their initiative.
  • be committed to their own professional development.

Further experience with positive handling, language interventions and or autism training would be beneficial to the role.

In return, we can offer you:

  • a friendly and welcoming team
  • a committed Leadership team with vision and drive
  • wonderful children who love their school
  • a wide range of expertise and experience
  • opportunities to share your strengths and learn with others
  • a school that believes in continuing professional development
  • supportive and caring Senior Leaders and governors.

Visits to the school are possible if following social distancing expectations. Please contact Toni Kittle, Headteacher on (01440) 761697 or email: ht@westfieldprimaryacademy.co.uk

To apply please visit: candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/124030SJD

If you are a current employee of Unity Schools Partnership, please use the following link to apply https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/124030INT

Interviews: w/c 3 December 2020.

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required. Unity Schools Partnership, welcoming diversity.




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