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Teaching Assistant 1:1

Leigh and Bransford Primary School
Leigh and Bransford Primary School
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Job Purpose 


  • To work under the guidance of teaching/senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision, to implement agreed work programmes or enable access to learning with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom. This could include adapting learning to meeting individual children’s needs and liaising with the class teacher and SENCo. This will involve assisting the teacher in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources.
  • To lead and maintain positive and enjoyable break times for pupils including organising and participating in physical games and activities.
  • To contribute to the whole school ethos, environment and organisation both practically and as a positive role model for pupils and colleagues.
  • Grade 2 and above staff may also supervise whole classes (with a colleague if requested) during the short-term absence   of teachers (e.g.1 session). The primary focus will be to maintain good order and to keep pupils on task. In providing cover supervision Teaching Assistants   will need to respond to questions and generally assist pupils to undertake set activities.
  • Maintain the positive ethos and core values of the school, both inside and outside the classroom. 
  • Contribute to constructive team building amongst teaching and non-teaching staff, parents and Governors.


Main Activities


To support pupils’ development and promote independence in a safe, secure, challenging  environment, employing strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance To support the learning of individuals and groups of pupils as identified in the weekly     curriculum planning and to act as a role model, setting high expectations To focus on individual pupils to ensure their needs are being met within the group To work with other staff to develop and implement the individual target plans for pupils To encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others To observe, record and support the development and progress of pupils to identify individual  needs and difficulties and to feed back to pupils in relation to their progress and achievement To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom To meet the physical/medical needs of the pupil according to a pupil’s individual care plan   whilst encouraging independence wherever possible. Medical needs include the administration   of medicines by mouth or other medical procedures provided appropriate training has been given by an appropriate person. To participate in pupils' play and extend and stimulate language through conversation To plan with teachers the daily/weekly programme of lessons, activities and events in order to   support pupils and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate Occasional supervision of the class in the course of short term absences of teachers and to provide cover for PPA time (with support and direction), focusing on maintaining good order and to keep pupils on task under the guidance of teaching staff and within an agreed system of supervision To set out, prepare, use and tidy equipment To listen, support and discuss issues sensitively with parents and carers under the teacher’s supervision and to participate in feedback sessions/meetings with parents To monitor and evaluate pupil’s responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against pre-determined learning objectives To provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required to the teacher on pupil achievement progress and other matters ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence To administer and assess routine tests and assist in the invigilation of exams/tests as agreed with the teacher To provide general clerical support, e.g. administer coursework, produce worksheets for agreed activities, photocopying. Filing, receiving and passing money to the school office etc. To work with an established discipline policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence. To implement local and national learning strategies, e.g. literacy, numeracy,, early years and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of relevant skills To support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use To help pupils access learning activities through specialist support

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Leigh Sinton
WR13 5DX

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