Teaching Assistant (Level 2)

Rugby, Warwickshire
07 Jan 2022
24 Jan 2022
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Job purpose:

To support the progress of pupils with SEND

Responsible for:

  • Supervising and supporting the teaching activities of individuals or groups of pupils to ensure their safety and facilitate in their physical and emotional development.
  • Using appropriate skills to undertake those activities necessary to meet the physical and emotional needs of individuals and groups of pupils, including those pupils with special educational, physical or emotional needs.
  • Monitoring the progress of individual pupils and groups of pupils, their achievements, problems, condition and development needs, reporting to the responsible teacher as appropriate.
  • Using appropriate skills when actively engaged in pre-determined educational activities and work programmes to encourage the intellectual and social development of pupils.
  • Assisting the teacher in the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care Programmes for individuals and groups of pupils.

Main role and responsibilities:

  • Assist the teacher with the planning of learning activities in the classroom, preparing or modifying work for individuals or groups of pupils as directed.
  • Use strategies in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils providing feedback to them in relation to progress and achievement as directed.
  • Prepare and maintain equipment and teaching resources for lessons and activities including the control of stock within the classroom.
  • Undertake supervision and discipline of pupils within the procedures of the school, providing detailed and regular feedback as appropriate.
  • Promote pupil independence in learning, social and mobility skills, reinforcing the pupil's self-esteem through praise and encouragement, setting challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
  • Ensure that pupils are able to safely use equipment and materials provided.
  • Provide support for local and national learning strategies e.g. Literacy, Numeracy.
  • Assist with the implementation of programmes designed by other professionals such as educational psychologists and speech and language therapists.
  • Assist the teacher in liaising with other professional staff and reporting information from/to parents/carers, contributing to meetings to discuss a specific child's progress as appropriate.
  • Assist the teacher with the administration of tests.
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils' competence and independence in its use
  • Prepare/clear classroom as directed before and after lessons, including the preparation of visual aids, and the display and presentation of pupil's work.
  • Provide support to the classroom teacher by undertaking photocopying, filing, and recording.
  • Assist at an appropriate level, and within the school's protocols, with the provision of general care and welfare of pupils.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Support and contribute to the overall ethos and values of the school.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils outside of lesson times, including before and after school and during lunchtime.
  • Assist with group activities within and away from the classroom/school, such as PE, cocurricular activities and educational visits.
  • Participate in personal and professional development activities to meet the changing demands of the job, and encourage and support other staff in their development and training.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • Assist the teacher in supporting volunteers or helpers in the classroom.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities within the range of the salary grade.

The post holder will have a shared responsibility for the safeguarding of all children and young people. The post holder has an implicit duty to promote the welfare of all staff, children and young people and to be committed to promoting diversity and inclusion.

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