This is what I’ve been doing for the last 8 and a bit years. Should you be an organisation in and around SE London that requires someone with my skillset/experience then feel free to contact me via the comments button or @anunknowncomic Thanks.
Julian has worked in the SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) department of this mainstream inner-city London school since 2011. He works 1-1 or with a group of designated pupils with conditions such as, autism and ADHD in order to allow these pupils to access the full curriculum. In his time at the school he has worked with children from Year 7, helping them successfully transition from primary to secondary school to supporting Year 11s completing their GCSEs. Julian currently works with children based in the 6th Form.
- He assesses the pupils’ development, focussing on their strengths and devising strategies to aid improvement.
- Utilises resources and strategies to aid understanding.
- Liaises with teaching staff, parents and outside agencies.
- Working alongside Speech & Language practitioners, Julian runs sessions in order to enhance pupils’ communication skills and their ability to empathise, in order to inprove their social interaction with peers.
- Promotes life skills such as building confidence and improving organisation
- Julian has a working knowledge of EHC Plans and interviews pupils to ensure their voice is represented on the form. He also helps students wishing to do work experience fill in vocational profiles.
Should you have a spare 32 mins then check out my comedy prongcast. Cheers
I know it’s been said that tinkering with your CV is the job searcher’s favourite way to procrastinate but I’ve decided to alter my personal profile. Let me know your thoughts. You can contact me via the comments button or @anunknowncomic Cheers.
Julian has over 20 years’ experience working with young people and adults from numerous backgrounds in various settings. His work has taken him into Primary and Secondary schools, plus Post 16 education, Young Offenders’ Institutions and prisons. He’s worked as a Community Literacy Tutor, Teaching Assistant, Mentor and workshop facilitator. He’s supported people with conditions such as autism, ADHD and Down’s Syndrome. He is looking for exciting opportunities in pastoral support roles within education, advice and guidance and social communication.
Should you have 32mins to spare check out my comedy prongcast. Thanks
When I’m not being an unknown comedian, I am an unknown teaching assistant in a school. Recently, the department I work in, SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) was externally audited to see if we are value for money.
It’s probably not surprising schools are looking at ways they can make themselves more ‘efficient’ when the government is imposing severe cuts on state schools. (£3bn by 2019-20)
It’s in this climate that I read an article about how more and more schools have started employing a dog as a Learning Support. In addition to this, Cambridge University now use a cat to help their students deal with stress.
When other species can do your job, it really makes you question your career choices. (sad face)
If you have time, check out my comedy prongcasts. Thanks