Teaching Assistant, Derbyshire

Closing date:

David Nieper AcademyDerbyshire

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2019 or as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

General Responsibilities

• To communicate effectively with the public and wider community and provide effective support for teaching staff and pupils.

• To promote and support the implementation of the academy aims, policies and values.

• To work flexibly as part of the support staff team to contribute to the smooth operation of the school.

• To use the academy computer hardware and software packages where appropriate.

• To commit to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

Specific Responsibilities 

• Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.

• Ensure the health, safety and welfare of students is maintained at all times.

• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom and academy.

• Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other relevant professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support students learning and progress.

• Motivate students to complete tasks set by the class teacher and encourage students to interact and work co-operatively with others to ensure all students are engaged on the set task.

• Respond to any questions from students about process and procedures.

• Preparing the classroom for lessons, tidying up and keeping the classroom in good order

• Creating displays of pupils’ work

• Undertake any administrative duties as required.

• To assist and support staff and students in the classroom or in the Base as directed.  This will provide support for students as directed by the SENCO/Assistant SENCO.

• To provide support for teachers in delivering intervention strategies (eg. numeracy/literacy/SEN) as required.

• To supervise lunchtime activities on a rota basis

• To plan, deliver and review intervention groups, homework club and extracurricular clubs 

• Accompany teaching staff and students on educational visits

• Any other duties reasonable, as requested by line manager or Headteacher

Job Criteria


  • Ability to promote and maintain order and a calm working environment for students

• Ability to motivate students. 

• Ability to work at own initiative, and as part of a team. 

• Ability to work in a flexible and responsive way with tact, discretion and confidentiality. 

• Ability to relate well to children and adults. 

• Ability to work under pressure. 

• Flexibility 

• Competency in numeracy and literacy. 

• Excellent communication skills.

• Ability to use ICT effectively to support learning. 

• Ability to support the processes and procedures for students' learning.


• Awareness of SEND needs 

• Awareness of confidentiality issues linked to home/student/teacher/school work. • Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes. 

• Knowledge of a range of strategies to promote good behaviour. 

• Awareness of the statutory frameworks relevant to their role. 

• Awareness of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, equal opportunities, confidentiality and data protection and of other relevant legislation.


• Experience working with children, young people. 

• Administrative duties.

• Experience of working with pupils with SEND


• 5 GCE, GCSE pass or equivalent of NVQ Level 2 including Maths/numeracy and English/literacy.

• Appropriate first aid training. 

• A level/Level 3 qualification.

• Higher level qualification 

Job location

More about David Nieper Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Grange Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7JA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1773 832331
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