Teaching Assistant Job Description
Title of Post: Teaching Assistant
Terms of Employment: Temporary until 9 July 2021, with a view to becoming permanent, term time only (35 weeks per year)
Salary: £8.72 per hour
Hours of Work: 08:00 – 14:15 (Monday to Friday term time only)
Statement of Purpose
The post of Teaching Assistant will be responsible to the Deputy Head. The post holder will be expected to provide a flexible approach to their duties which include, but are not limited to, a variety of supervisory duties and classroom assistant activities in Main School. The post-holder may also be expected to carry out other duties commensurate with the position.
Support to Pupils
- Supervise the pupils during periods when they are outside of the classroom.
- Stimulate, encourage and develop children’s play in a positive way enabling them to play appropriately and creatively, individually or in groups
- Foster an atmosphere of mutual respect
- Provide pastoral support to pupils within the school environment.
- Assist children in matters of personal needs and their general health including first aid and welfare matters.
- Contribute to raising standards by ensuring high expectations are promoted for pupils.
- Provide general support to pupils, ensuring their safety, by complying with good H&S practice.
- Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
Support to Teacher
- Provide structured support in accordance with specific work programmes designed and supervised by individual teachers.
- Support the teacher in the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans.
- Assist in maintaining classroom discipline through the implementation of the school's behaviour management strategies.
- Provide support to pupils to achieve learning goals, e.g. guided reading.
- Supervise pupils for a particular curriculum activity under the supervision and guidance of a qualified teacher.
- Assist the teacher in monitoring pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed.
- Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc.
- Provide general admin support, for classroom activities e.g. produce worksheets for agreed activities etc.
Support to Curriculum
- To provide support in literacy/numeracy/SEN strategies.
- Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
- Contribute to development of school policies and procedures by participation in working groups.
- Contribute to the development, preparation and dissemination of appropriate materials.
Support to School (this list is not exhaustive and should reflect the ethos of the school)
- Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for, or come into contact with.
- Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
- Ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
- Liaise effectively with teachers/parents/guardians, welfare officers, health visitors and other professional staff as part of the routine consultative process.
- Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
- Attend relevant meetings as required.
- Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required. (See footnote 1.)
- Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes.
The content of this job description will be reviewed with the post holder on an annual basis in line with the School’s performance and development review policy. Any significant change in level of accountability that could result in a change to the grade must be discussed with the post holder before submitting for re-evaluation.