Level 2 Teaching Assistant
The Governors of Christ Church Primary School are seeking to appoint a permanent, part time (25 hours) Level 2 Teaching Assistant to join our team.
Christ Church Primary School is a very popular, over-subscribed primary school in Coseley.
Levels of satisfaction are extremely high amongst children, parents and staff; our children enjoy coming to school, parents are proud that their children attend our school and staff like working here. The successful candidate must be passionate about working with young children.
This is an exciting opportunity for a teaching assistant to join a hardworking and supportive team in a very good school.
We are looking for someone who:
- has a good understanding of child development and pedagogy
- has high expectations for all children in their care
- is a practitioner who is able to motivate and inspire pupils through both 1:1 and small group work
- is enthusiastic, resourceful and committed to ensuring the highest possible standards of pupil achievement and personal development, supporting every child to flourish in all aspects of their personhood
- is willing to contribute to the life of the school and its community
- has a commitment to their own personal and professional development
- is keen to work as part of a team
Hours: 25 per week
Salary: Grade 3
Level 2 Teaching Assistant staff provide more specific support and work under the supervision and guidance of a classroom teacher. The basic entry requirements is NVQ 2 and staff who are not already qualified are required to work towards it.
Closing Date: 21/06/2021
Interview Dates: 24/06/2021
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
N.B. We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications.
- High standards and expectations of themselves and the children
- General understanding of national curriculum
- Is creative, passionate and has a positive ‘can do’ approach
- Enjoys working collaboratively as part of a dedicated, hardworking team
- Has excellent interpersonal skills
- have a basic knowledge of first aid and a willingness to train in paediatric first aid on a bi-annual basis
- contribute to the overall ethos of the school
- participate in training, other learning activities and performance development
- attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
- be aware and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection., reporting all concerns to the appropriate person
- the post holder has a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children during the course of their work.
- The exact focus of the role will be decided at school level and will take account of the needs of the school and the development needs of the member of staff
- Work with individuals or small groups of pupils within the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff
- Work with individual pupils with special educational needs
- May implement planned learning activities as agreed with the class teacher, adjusting to pupils responses as appropriate
- Support pupils with behavioural, emotional and social development needs under the direction of the class teacher
- Assist pupils with eating, dressing and hygiene as and when required
- Maintain pupils’ interests and motivation
- Support individuals and group work assigned by the class teacher in raising core skills
- Support in the development of individual development plans
- Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement, under the guidance of a teacher
- To be aware of pupil problems, achievements, progress and report to the teacher as agreed
- Understand and support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils as required
- Provide support for learning activities by making a contribution to supporting the class teacher in the planning and evaluation of learning activities and supporting the delivery of learning activities
- Provide support at break times by engaging in lunchtime activities in the playground
- Support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the class teacher
- Support the class teacher in monitoring, assessing and recording pupil progress
- Select, prepare and clear away classroom materials and learning areas ensuring they are available for use, including developing and presenting displays
- Accompany staff and supervise pupils on visits and trips as required
- Monitor pupils responses to learning activities and record achievement as directed
- provide regular feedback to the class teachers on pupil achievement progress and problems
- share information about pupils with other staff, parents and internal and external agencies as appropriate
- work and liaise with parents, as appropriate, to enhance pupils learning
- promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents and reporting in line with school policy
- support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupil competence and independence in its use
- monitor and manage stock and supplies for the classroom
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