Higher Level Teaching Assistant

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Shires Multi Academy Trust, Webheath Academy Primary School, Downsell Rd, Redditch, Worcs. B97 5RJ
£14690 - £17907 per annum (TA3), £18630 - £19771 per annum (TA4)
07 Sep 2020
21 Sep 2020
Job Ref
Kirsty Anthony
Contract Type
Part time temporary
Working Pattern
Term time

£14690 - £17907 per annum (TA3),

£18630 - £19771 per annum (TA4)

SCP 7 to 22 dependant upon experience

32.50 hours per week - Temporary until 23rd July 2021

Required as soon as possible

Main purpose of the job:

Working under the direction and within an agreed system of supervision from a qualified teacher.

  • To undertake work and responsibilities in line with the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) Standards for Higher Level Teaching Assistants.
  • To contribute to planning, preparing and delivery of agreed work and support programmes to individual or groups of pupils.
  • Under an agreed system of direction and supervision carry out cover for class Teachers.
  • To advance pupils learning in a range of classroom settings, including working with whole classes where the assigned teacher is not present.
  • To promote the inclusion of all pupils, ensuring they have equal opportunities to learn and develop.
  • To use behaviour management strategies in line with the schools policy and procedures, which contribute to a purposeful learning environment.
  • To be responsible for directing, managing and development of other Teaching Assistants including allocating and monitoring of their work and undertaking performance management.
  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.

Duties and responsibilities

To carry out duties and responsibilities within the guidelines of the Worcestershire County Council agreed framework for Teaching Assistants and the Education Act 2002, with particular regard to the regulations made under Section 133 and the statutory responsibilities of the Governing Bodies of the school.

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Support for pupils
  • To support working relationship with the pupils, acting as role model and setting high expectations.
  • To deliver and support pupils learning in the most effective way.
  • To meet the personal needs of pupils whilst encouraging their independence.
  • To support pupils with special educational needs through the delivery of specific learning programmes to contribute to setting Individual / Group Provision Map targets and to plan/support reviews.
  • To encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively, ensuring all pupils are engaged in activities.
  • To provide support in the delivery of the National Curriculum.
  • To undertake monitoring and assessment of pupils work.
  • To provide feedback to pupils in relation to their progress and achievement.

Support for the teacher

  • To monitor and evaluate pupils responses to learning activities and note their progress towards targets.
  • To advance learning when working with individuals, small groups and whole classes without the presence of the assigned Teacher.
  • Support the evaluation of pupils’ progress using a range of assessment techniques.
  • To contribute effectively to teachers planning and preparation of lessons.
  • To contribute to maintaining and analysing records of pupils progress.
  • To provide feedback and reports as required on pupil achievement to parents, carers and other professionals.

Support for the school

  • Comply and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to the named/appropriate person.
  • Lead Behaviour Management systems at school and complete associated paperwork.
  • In consultation with the SENCO/Inclusion manager devise appropriate timetables for children and their support programmes through PSPs, behaviour plans or Safety Plans.
  • Meet with parents and other adults to prepare plans and update all involved agencies.
  • Deliver ‘out of school’ learning activities e.g. field trips within guidelines established by the school.
  • To attend relevant meetings and participate in training and development opportunities as appropriate.
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals in liaison with the Teacher to support the achievement and progress of pupils.
  • Use expertise to advise and support other adults in briefing and training sessions as appropriate.
  • To adhere to the school health and safety policy including risk assessment and safety systems.
  • To adhere to school policy on equality and diversity.

Support for the curriculum

  • Use ICT effectively to support learning activities and develop pupils competence and independence in it’s use.
  • Deliver learning activities to pupils within an agreed system of supervision, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs.

To undertake broadly similar duties commensurate with the level of the post as required by the Headteacher.

Webheath Academy Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We will ensure that the recruitment and selection process reflect this commitment. All persons appointed, including this post, will be subject to DBS checks along with other employment checks.

Further information can be obtained from the school -  01527 544820.

Closing date:  21st September 2020

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