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A little girl at our setting has got a statement and she can have 1.5 hours per session teaching assistant.

I need to put together an advert, but having never done this before have no idea where to start!!

 

Can anyone tell me what the "going" rate of pay would be? The head teacher of the school is going to help a bit with the advert (the girl is only with us till September then goes up to school so hoping whoever gets the job will apply for the school position too!) but still need some idea of what we are looking for...

 

A current member of staff is interested in applying and has asked me what would be involved - to be honest I am not sure (I took over as leader after all the paperwork was sent in so haven't been involved much).

 

So as you can tell any help would be very useful!

Thank you....

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We has a child with a statement attending last year, and although they had funded teaching assistant hours we as a staff team shared the hours between us with myself as senco overseeing the child's development. It basically meant there was always an additional member of staff in specifically for this child and obviously over and above normal working ratios. you need to start by looking at the areas of support the child needs this should be detailed in the child's statements and should be broken into target's. your area SENCo should also be able to help and normaly with a child with significant special educational needs there is an early years specialist support teacher involved who should also be able to support you. Our staff were paid their normal hourly rate however I believe the rate of pay is normally higher. the statement should also detail how much you will recieve as an hourly rate but remember this is to provide all of the targets set out in the statement not just t pay staff some may be needed to buy specialist resources

 

This is how it worked in our area not sure if that is the same everywhere, the child attended our setting for 2 years and transitioned to school well.

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If its only until September and for 1.5 hours a day you might struggle to fill the place from anyone outside. I've recently been attached to a nursery through something called icsy. Totally got that wrong but it stood for individual child support something. The nursery contacted the agency I work for and my job was to work with the rest of the children while a member of permanant staff worked with the child. Not sure where you are or even if its a country wide thing. Or you could bypass the iscy thing and just take on an agency worker to fill the hours your regular staff work with the child.

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If its only until September and for 1.5 hours a day you might struggle to fill the place from anyone outside. I've recently been attached to a nursery through something called icsy. Totally got that wrong but it stood for individual child support something. The nursery contacted the agency I work for and my job was to work with the rest of the children while a member of permanant staff worked with the child. Not sure where you are or even if its a country wide thing. Or you could bypass the iscy thing and just take on an agency worker to fill the hours your regular staff work with the child.

 

That's what we did - we just employed a member of our bank staff to do general cover, whislt a regular team worked with child. This was usually the keyperson or seco co-ordinator but it could have been any of the team if appropriate,

 

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Thanks,

 

our problem is that we dont have a bank of staff - no one!! we have been trying for a while but no one seems to be avaliable for any of the 3 mornings! At the moment, if I am sick the Pre-school closes, it's not a good situation but really struggling. The 2 members of staff who job share the assistants job, one is a mum and can only work the 1 morning and the other is also a carer so can only do the other 2 mornings,

 

If I did the TA job would we would then need another level 3 to supervise or would that not matter as I would still be in the room??

 

Does anyone know of any agencies? in the Derbyshire Area - again something I looked into breifly but didn't find anything...

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I would have thought that in the current financial climate it would be possible to advertise for someone and be fairly confident of replies. I would do as already suggested, and get a fresh assistant to allow for a current member of staff to work with this child - this will be less unsettling as the child will already be familiar with that member of staff. By the time the child moves on, they'll be familiar with the new member of staff if she/he chooses to move on with her to school

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we too have a child on 121 and it is funding through the specialist teaching service

i feel that it should be a member of staff and anyone you employ should be there to replace that member and that they should be qualified in early years

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