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GAP Assistant - Full-time, Term-time

Duncombe SchoolHertfordshire

General Responsibilities

• To ensure the health, safety and welfare of pupils, staff and visitors is maintained at all times in line with the school’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and other associated policies, procedures and guidance.

• To follow a timetable according to the rota drawn up by the Leadership Team, including work with EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils. 

• To supervise the activities of individuals or groups of pupils as directed by the Head of Games. 

• To assist in the supervision of pupils in Breakfast Club and After School Club as directed by the Wrap Around Care Coordinator.

• To contribute to classroom displays and those in communal areas as directed. Ensure they are regularly updated, reflecting topics being covered in the curriculum. 

• To attend staff meetings unless on duty. 

• To attend assemblies. 

• To join in with and be supportive to events and activities taking place within the school including the pupils’ trips and residential visits in Key Stage 1 and 2. 

• To be aware and supportive of the school’s ethos; its foundation is based on Christian principles but there must be tolerance and understanding between people of different faiths, cultures and backgrounds. 

• To provide support to the School Office with tasks such as answering the telephone, dealing with enquires from pupils, parents and visitors, filing, photocopying, shredding and the distribution of post and parcels.

• To assist the Site Manager with the setup of special events.

• To acknowledge that all the staff are members of a team, cooperating and supporting each other to ensure the smooth running of the school. 

Working with Pupils 

• To be a proficient sports player who is willing to provide practical support within lessons.

• To have had previous experience as a PE Technician within a school (desirable but not essential).

• To have sound knowledge and awareness of Health and Safety regulations relating to Physical Education (desirable but not essential).

• To supervise the activities of individuals or groups of pupils both in and out of the classroom. 

• To establish and promote positive professional relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations. 

• To promote the inclusion of all pupils within the classroom and school. 

• To effectively communicate the work set by the class/form teacher to the pupils and ensure that the pupils are aware of the teacher’s and your own expectations. 

• To encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others to ensure all pupils are engaged on the set task. 

• To respond knowledgably to any questions from pupils about process and procedures. 

• To observe and report on pupil performance. 

• To promote social and emotional development of pupils. 

• To report any safeguarding concerns regarding a pupil immediately. 

• To provide comfort care in case of minor accidents and report serious incidents to the Deputy Head and Business Manager.

Other Professional Requirements

• To attend school and participate during staff INSET days as required by the Headmaster. 

• To participate in the school appraisal /performance management programme and be prepared to develop professional and personal skills to achieve agreed targets. 

• To promote the school at Open Mornings. 

• To maintain confidentiality at all times and observe the Data Protection guidelines. 

• To undertake any reasonable duties required by the line manager. 

• To carry out any other duties as may reasonably be requested by the Headmaster or Business Manager.

• This job description describes responsibilities, as they are currently required. It is anticipated duties will change over time and the job description may need to be reviewed in the future.

Shared Responsibilities

All members of staff have shared responsibility to comply with all policies and procedures and most importantly those relating to Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment, Child Protection, Data Protection, Human Resource issues and Health and Safety. 

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