Additional Needs Assistant - Bilingual Support - Inclusion & Wellbeing

Job Details Grade: 4B Hourly Rate: £12.21 - £12.89 Salary: £22,288.88 - £23,529.88 pro rata per annum (Term Time Only) Hours: 15 Please note interviews will be held on 26/03/2024 Please note successful applicants will...

Job Details

Grade: 4B

Hourly Rate: £12.21 - £12.89

Salary: £22,288.88 - £23,529.88 pro rata per annum (Term Time Only)

Hours: 15

Please note interviews will be held on 26/03/2024

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria. This is a 39 week post, working hours will be during school term only, the salary will be pro-rated accordingly. Please note the salary advertised is full time (35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year).

Role Purpose

This post is based in Galashiels & Selkirk cluster primary schools


To work closely and co-operatively with the Bilingual Support Teachers and teaching staff within schools to support the needs of pupils who are identified as having English as an Additional Language.

Bilingual Support Additional Needs Assistants (ANAs) are allocated to schools via referral to the Inclusion and wellbeing Service Bilingual Support Team. Their role is to support bilingual pupils, to help them access the curriculum, help them build positive relationships with others, support their inclusion and to enhance their learning opportunities.

To undertake specific tasks such as:

• Assist pupils to understand an oral explanation or instruction given by the class/subject teacher.
• Assist pupils to read and understand text, redefining words and phrases critical to understanding in English.
• Help pupils acquire new and subject specific vocabulary and to develop their note taking skills for new vocabulary.
• In liaison with class/subject teacher to prepare pupils for forthcoming topic/unit of work by introducing it to them ahead of the rest of the class.
• Support emotional wellbeing and encourage positive behaviours in the children.

And in addition some or all of the following, depending on the needs of the individual pupils:
• Communication
• Written tasks
• Use of IT
• Motor difficulties
• Listening to instructions
• Following instructions
• Completing tasks
• Mobility
• Self care/personal hygiene
• Toileting
• Cleaning up children who have wet or soiled themselves
• Social skills
• Preparation of resources/materials
• Supervision during intervals/lunch times
• Feeding and medication (after training)
To undertake support for individuals or groups as directed and agreed by the Bilingual Support Teacher, Head Teacher, Class Teacher and/or Support for Learning Teacher.
To assist in the implementation of plans, devised by the Bilingual Support Teacher, CT and or/Support for Learning teacher as required.
To monitor on an informal basis the progress of pupils in learning and engagement.
To contribute to reports for pupils for discussion at review and planning meetings.
To liaise with HT, CT and/or Support for Learning Teacher and other agencies as required.
To promote inclusion and equity for all learners.


No formal qualifications are required.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Emma Sowerby at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.

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