Teaching Assistant -Level 3
To work with teachers to support teaching and learning and overcome barriers to learning by
working with individuals or small groups of pupils, including those who may have Special
Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, under the direction of teaching staff and may be responsible
for some learning activities within the overall teaching plan.
Support to pupils:
Support pupils in social and emotional well-being reporting problems to teacher as appropriate
Support pupils in developing and implementing their own personal and social development
Work with pupils on therapy or care programmes, designed and supervised by a specialist e.g.
speech and language support
Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the
Physically assist pupils in activities
Support pupils in using basic ICT which will support their learning and development
Support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils as required
Implement planned learning activities/teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher,
adjusting activities according to pupils’ responses as appropriate
Support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the
Use experience and knowledge to provide appropriate support to pupils in relation to their
Work with individual pupils with special educational needs
May work with pupils for whom English is not their first language
May assist pupils with eating, hygiene and intimate personal care.
May assist in the planning and implementation of individual development plans for pupils (such as
Individual Educational Plans)