Role Purpose & Description
The purpose of the Teaching Assistant is to implement agreed work programmes and intervention strategies with individual trainees and groups of trainees both in and outside the classroom and assist the teaching staff in evaluating their impact. This will also involve assisting the teacher in planning, and the management/preparation of resources.
- To work with teachers in planning, evaluating and adjusting work programmes and intervention strategies
- To monitor and evaluate students’ response to these learning activities through observation and recording achievement against pre-determined learning objectives.
- Provide feedback to teachers and trainees.
- Be responsible for keeping records and updating systems as required by the teacher.
- Undertake marking of students’ work, recording achievement/progress.
- Promote positive values, attitudes to learning and good pupil behaviour in line with ELAM’s policies.
- Liaise with parents, staff and outside agencies where necessary
- Establish positive and productive working relationships with trainees and actively promote the inclusion of all trainees.
- Be aware and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, H&S, confidentiality and data protection.
- Report concerns to appropriate person.
- Attend, and participate in meetings and training activities as required.
- Undertake planned supervision of trainees out of school hours, and supervise students on visits, trips and out of ELAM activities/catch-up sessions.
- To undertake other duties and activities within the scope of the post as directed by the line manager/Senior Leadership Team.
- To be present at staff briefing every morning
- Work as directed - either one-to-one or with small groups of trainees
- Supporting pupils with learning difficulties or disabilities throughout the day
- Supporting pupils with English as a second language
- Preparing the classroom for lessons, tidying up and keeping the classroom in good order
- Assisting with preparation of teaching resources
- Helping on school outings or at school events
- Updating data systems, monitoring systems
Right to work in UK
GCSE Maths and English (Grade C or above)
A Level or equivalent qualification (or experience).
Experience of working with young people
Experience of working within challenging communities
Awareness and understanding of best practice to ensure safeguarding and child protection.
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to keep highly organised and work efficiently and effectively even when demands of the job are high
Good IT skills
Able to establish good working relationships
An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and discretion
Genuine passion and belief in the potential of every pupil
An enthusiasm for working with young people
Helpful, positive, calm and caring nature
Able to establish good working relationships with others
Able to follow instructions accurately but make good judgements and lead when required
Be prepared to work flexibly
Be motivated to continually improve standards and achieve excellence.
The post holder must be committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
Willingness to undertake training
This post in subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure.
Salary and how to apply
Salary: £20,500 - £24,000 FTE (Dependant on experience)
Contract Type: Term Time only (38 weeks) . Working hours: 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (including 30 min lunch break). 7.5 hrs a day, 37.5 working hours per week)
Actual salary: £16,427 - 19,427
To apply for this role please send a covering letter and CV to Mik Nelson, Vice Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org