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Job title: Teaching assistant

Salary: Point 2 to 4  (£17,711 to £18,426)

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract type: full-time

Reporting to: Class teacher and Head teacher

Responsible for: (Areas of responsibilities will be decided on TA’s skills and expertise)

Main purpose

The TA will:

  • Work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils
  • Promote pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion
  • Give support to pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement

Duties and responsibilities

Teaching and learning

  • Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase achievement of all pupils including, where appropriate, those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of all pupils in learning and extracurricular activities
  • Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures
  • Support class teachers with maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
  • Organise and manage teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment
  • Observe pupil performance and pass observations on to the class teacher
  • Supervise a class if the teacher is temporarily unavailable
  • Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning
  • Undertake any other relevant duties given by the class teacher
  • To cover and lead class teaching (under supervision) as and when appropriate
  • Direct the work, where relevant, of other adults in supporting learning
  • To mark pupils’ work under the direction of the class teacher
  • Where appropriate to develop a relationship to foster links between home and school, and to keep the school informed of relevant information
  • To know and apply school policies on Child Protection, Health and Safety, Behaviour, Teaching and Learning, Equal Opportunities etc
  • To be aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/school
  • To be willing to support playground/break time supervision e.g. educational games, homework clubs etc
  • To accompany teacher and pupils on educational visits
  • To provide individual support, as required, during examination sessions
  • Help pupils with self-care, if or when required

For further information, please refer to the job description/person specification

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Job description/Person specification

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