Primary School Social Communication Teaching Assistant

We are looking for three Social Communication Teaching Assistants from 15th April 2024 on an 18-month contract with potential to extend.

We are seeking 3 dedicated individuals to join our team to support children not yet ready to access the mainstream classroom. In this exciting new role, you will be part of a team in supporting pupils’ social communication needs to enhance their readiness to engage in learning activities.
You will facilitate a bespoke curriculum that develops awareness, participation and social skills to enable children to access the mainstream classroom on an increasing basis.

Working hours: 8:30-3:30.

Initially an 18 month fixed-term contract, with an aim to permenancy.

Responsibilities:
– Assessing and identifying pupils who require additional support to enhance their learning readiness, social skills, awareness and participation.
– Implementing individualised support plans to address pupils’ specific needs.
– Implementing differentiated strategies and accommodations.
– Working with external agencies and professionals to access specialised interventions or resources.
– Attending and implementing strategies and approaches linked to training. Our training offer expects to include training around the SCERTS model for social communication, outreach from a local specialist provision, training from an occupational therapist and speech and language therapists across one year.
– Developing positive relationships with pupils, providing mentorship and support as needed.
– Supporting the monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions and making data-informed decisions.


Qualifications and Skills:
Knowledge of Trauma Informed approaches
– Proven experience working with pupils with social communication difficulties.
– Strong communication and interpersonal skills to lead and collaborate with staff, families, and external agencies.
– Excellent organisational and time-management skills.
– Empathy, adaptability, and a proactive approach to addressing barriers to access the mainstream curriculum.
– A passion for supporting children with additional needs.

We offer a supportive and inclusive working environment that values the well-being of both pupils and staff. As a Social Communication Teaching Assistant, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in pupils’ lives, shaping their educational journeys and preparing them for future success.

If you are passionate about supporting children with reaching their potential and have the necessary qualifications and experience, we invite you to apply for this fulfilling role. Join our team and contribute to creating an inclusive learning environment where every pupil can thrive.

To apply, please submit your application, outlining your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position. We are not currently accepting applications from agencies. Please apply directly via Essex Schools jobs.
Why not come and see us? We welcome tours to our school which will provide an opportunity for you to find out more and ask any questions you may have.

What we can offer you:

· Regular professional development, often alongside teachers and the senior team, including with our specialist speech and language therapists

· A friendly and supportive team

· Term time working – 13 weeks holiday a year

· Overtime available through running extra-curricular activities

· Opportunities to specialise and develop skills

· First Aid Training

· Trauma Perceptive Practice Training

· Specialist Speech & Language Training

· Specialist training around social communication difficulties and autism, speech and language and occupational therapy

· Free tea and coffee and a lovely staffroom

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references and online checks, including social media.

An Occupational Health check is part of our recruitment.

Online applications only. We will not consider CVs. Applications should be completed in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 21st March 2024

Shortlisting: Ongoing (We reserve the right to interview applicants early or close the advert early).

Interview dates: Monday 25th and Wednesday 27th March;successful candidates should be available for the whole day.

Start date is negotiable.

Primary School Social Communication Teaching Assistant

Social Communication Learning Lead

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us for a new position as a Social Communication Learning Lead from 15th April 2024 on an 18-month contract with potential to extend.

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to join our team to support children not yet ready to access the mainstream classroom.
In this exciting new role, you will lead a team in addressing pupils’ social communication needs to enhance their readiness to engage in learning activities effectively.
You will provide a bespoke curriculum that develops awareness, participation and social skills to enable children to access the mainstream classroom on an increasing basis.
You will lead the practitioners within your team and direct them accordingly.

Starting salary is Scale 6 Point 17, rising to Scale 7 point 19 on completion of training within the first year.
This is initially an 18 month contract with the aim of permenancy.

Responsibilities:

  • Assessing and identifying pupils who require additional support to enhance their learning readiness, social skills, awareness and participation.
  • Designing and implementing individualised support plans to address pupils’ specific needs.
  • Providing guidance and support to teaching staff in implementing differentiated strategies and accommodations.
  • Collaborating with external agencies and professionals to access specialised interventions or resources.
  • Offering training and consultation to staff on social communication approaches you have developed through our robust training offer. Our training offer expects to include training around the SCERTS model for social communication, outreach from a local specialist provision, training from an occupational therapist and speech and language therapists across one year.
  • Developing positive relationships with pupils, providing mentorship and support as needed.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions and making data-informed decisions.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Counselling, or a related field preferred although not essential for the right candidate with relevant experience.
  • Proven experience working with pupils with social communication difficulties.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to lead and collaborate with staff, families, and external agencies.
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and utilisation for decision-making.
  • Empathy, adaptability, and a proactive approach to addressing barriers to access the mainstream curriculum.


We offer a supportive and inclusive working environment that values the well-being of both pupils and staff. As a Social Communication Learning Lead, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in pupils’ lives, shaping their educational journeys and preparing them for future success.

If you are passionate about supporting children with reaching their potential and have the necessary qualifications and experience, we invite you to apply for this fulfilling role. Join our team and contribute to creating an inclusive learning environment where every pupil can thrive.

To apply, please submit your application, outlining your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position.
We are not currently accepting applications from agencies.
Please apply directly via Essex Schools jobs.

Why not come and see us? We welcome tours to our school which will provide an opportunity for you to find out more and ask any questions you may have.

What we can offer you:

  • Regular professional development, often alongside teachers and the senior team, including with our specialist speech and language therapists
  • A friendly and supportive team
  • Term time working – 13 weeks holiday a year
  • Overtime available through running extra-curricular activities
  • Opportunities to specialise and develop skills
  • First Aid Training
  • Trauma Perceptive Practice Training
  • Specialist Speech & Language Training
  • Free tea and coffee and a welcoming staffroom

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references and online checks, including social media.

Online applications only. We will not consider CVs. Applications should be completed in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note we only recruit direct and do not use agencies.

Closing date: 21st March 2024

Interview date: Monday 25th and Wednesday 27th March 2024 – successful candidates should be available for the whole day.

Primary School Social Communication Learning Lead

Primary School Teacher

1st September 2024 Start

Main Pay Scale (MPS) applicants only

Not suitable for ECTs. We are not currently accepting applications through agencies, please apply through Essex Schools Jobs.

Are you an ambitious teacher who is excited about children’s learning and achievement? Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge?  Are you excited to make a real difference to children’s lives and learning? We are looking to recruit a fantastic teacher to join our growing staff team.

We welcome your application if you believe in unlocking the potential of our children, supporting our children through their learning and development across all stages of their learning and development.

We are interested to hear from teachers across all primary phases from EYFS to KS2. We are innovators and excited to hear about what strengths and skills you can bring to our school.

We are a specialist Speech and Language School with an enhanced provision which is part of the Local SEND Offer. We work alongside on-site NHS Speech Therapists and develop staff in-class speech and language resources and provision to meet the needs of the children that are part of our Language Hub.

We are an established school with a strong community, a dedicated team, and an inclusive ethos. We have just completed an exciting expansion project where we are growing to become a two-form entry school and are excited to have new facilities built on site and the chance to grow our team ready for September. We are looking for two new teachers as part of the expansion and our journey to two forms of entry.

Are you:

  • An outstanding, experienced practitioner
  • A proven impact of raising standards, securing high quality outcomes and accelerated progress
  • Experienced in securing basic skills to ensure our children are excellent readers, writers and mathematicians.
  • Able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the National Curriculum and statutory requirements, including a secure subject knowledge
  • A creative teacher, dedicated to providing exciting, practical learning opportunities for children to aid memory, understanding, skills and knowledge
  • Someone who has high expectations of all children to be successful, and motivates children to achieve and supports them to be accomplished
  • Committed to the inclusive learning of all young people with a trauma perceptive approach to supporting pupils
  • A team player, who can contribute to the ethos of the school and work as part of a staff team
  • Dedicated to lifelong learning and professional development of yourself and others

What we can offer you:

  • Regular professional development, opportunities to attend courses, develop alongside the senior team, including with our specialist speech and language therapists
  • A friendly and supportive team that works together for the children
  • Opportunities to specialise and develop skills
  • Trauma Perceptive Practice Training
  • Specialist Speech & Language Training
  • Wellbeing as a priority across the school
  • Free tea and coffee and a welcoming staffroom

If this sounds like you then we would welcome your application and love you to join our team.

Pay scale calculated on experience for the right candidate.

Informal visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged, these can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01245 354517.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references and online checks, including social media.

An Occupational Health check is part of our recruitment.

Online applications only. We will not consider CVs. Applications should be completed in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note we only recruit direct and do not use agencies.

Closing date: Monday 27th March 2024 at 12 noon

Shortlisting: Ongoing (We reserve the right to interview applicants early or close the advert early).

Interview date: Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th April 2024 – successful candidates should be available for the whole day.

Primary School Teacher

World Book Day competitions and events in school

We will be celebrating World Book Day with activities and learning opportunities from Monday 4th to Friday 8th March.

Read Your Way – win a new book!

You are invited to take part in a photo competition to be in the chance of winning a new book. The theme of World Book Day this year is Read Your Way. We would love to see photos of you reading your own way over half term. So get reading in wild, wacky and whimsical places. Please email the school office with photos and include your child’s name and class. admin@trinityroad.essex.sch.uk

Paper plate competition – win a £5 book voucher.

Everyone will be given a paper plate after half term. The challenge is to turn it into a book character or book cover. The 4 winners from across the school will each get a £5 book voucher. We cannot wait to see how creative your designs are and hear about your inspiration. Closing date for both competitions is Monday 4th March.

Check the calendar for more events!

All the events are in the school calendar and here’s a summary:

Best Wishes, Ros Clare , Reading Lead

What does the Essex Year of Numbers look like in our school?

November brought with it our celebration of ‘Barvember’ and all things bar models in the school. Thank you to all of you who were able to join us for part of this celebration with our Families Workshop at the start of the month. Throughout the school, the regular practice of bar modelling and problem solving has increased the resilience and grit to solve increasingly difficult problems, through the use of a working frame called a bar model: this has included adults as well as children!

children and adults in class for the maths workshop

The workshop led to the introduction of Maths Ambassadors from Year 6, who shared their reasoning and understanding of a range of problems with families, demonstrating their ‘Maths Talk’. We’re looking forward to developing this role further over the coming months.

We’ve also relaunched the use of TTRockstars in KS2 to increase our fluency in times tables facts, through the use of weekly class battles. This has had great uptake from children and we can already see an increase in their accuracy and speed to solve calculations. We hope that you will continue to support them to represent their class in the weekly battles.

Another way to encourage Maths learning at home is through the free White Rose 1 minute Maths app, which provides a range of sets of questions to solve in short, sharp bursts. You might also like to look for Maths in the envrionment on your way home: for example can you spot the number 7 or can you estimate the number of lights on that house?

We would like to put up a display of children taking part in ‘Maths in the Wild’, as a competition over the Winter Holiday. Please send in photos of examples of Maths you have found or children completing Maths in other ways. Examples might be baking, counting in twos with socks or borrowing a Maths sack from the library and using that!

As part of the Essex Year of Numbers, Essex County Council have released an app called Essex Year of… This includes a Maths advent calendar with the chance to win daily Maths prizes for solving a daily problem. The app also has some guides for different areas of Maths to support with Maths learning at home.

Don’t forget to join us for our next family Maths workshop on the 25th January between 9 and 10 am. The focus will be Problem Solving in classes, followed by a multiplication and division workshop in the hall.

We will also be hosting a school wide Maths Week in March: more details coming soon!

New Spring Term parent workshop announced: Setting boundaries and routines.

The SEND and Inclusion team are planning a Spring term workshop on 19th March at 9:15am, open to all parents around setting boundaries and routines to support children’s behaviour and mental health. This is expected to be hosted in the church hall again; we will confirm this closer to the time.

The workshop will be around challenging behaviour, setting boundaries and routines to support regulation and sanity for the whole family. Parents do not need to book in advance, but you are welcome to speak with Ms Miller on the gate for more information.

For those that missed the anxiety workshop this autumn term, we will run it again in the summer term. Please make sure you sign up to ParentMail so you receive all the information. You can check with the school office if your contact details are up-to-date in person, by email or by phone.

Visit our page for more on SEND & Inclusion support for parents.