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Classroom Assistant Support for Learning

Robert Gordon's CollegeAberdeen City

Classroom Assistant Support for Learning, Senior School, Full time, fixed-term

As a classroom assistant within the Senior School Support for Learning Department you will support a variety of subject teachers and pupils from S1 to S6 in classes. Care is taken to provide continuity of support for pupils and you will have a role to play in the young people’s educational and social development. This role also requires the Assistant to undertake administrative duties as outlined by the Head of SFL. Duties include:

● Assist pupils in class with their work

● Help pupils who require extra support

 ● Help to prepare class material if and when asked by subject teacher

● Ensure all pupils keep up with lessons and understand what is being asked of them

● Take part in CPD and other school based training

Skills and Qualities Required:

● Experience of working with children

● The ability to build good relationships with pupils, teachers and parents

● An understanding of how children develop and learn

● Good reading, writing and numeracy skills

● Good communication and organisational skills

If you thrive in an environment where you will support and nurture children to achieve the best they can, this post may be exactly what you are looking for. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with teachers to create a classroom environment that will enhance the learning experience for our pupils, and develop their thirst for knowledge.  

Robert Gordon’s College has excellent standards of learning and teaching and staff are expected to bring out the best in pupils creatively, academically, personally and socially. The success of the learning process is due to the high expectations of responsive, caring and able teachers; therefore, the highest standards of staff performance and professionalism are also expected from Classroom Assistants.

Applicants for this position must be highly competent in both written and spoken English and will be asked to demonstrate this as part of the interview process.

 The ability to work with online and electronically based systems would be advantageous with a level of teaching support will be provided via an online platform. Knowledge of working with Microsoft office and Google Drive is also required although full training on the use of the College systems will be given as part of the successful candidate’s induction to the post, with ongoing training provided as part of best practice and continuous professional development.

 This post is subject to the safe recruitment process required by the regulatory bodies associated with the services operated at Robert Gordon’s College, including a PVG check.

 To apply for this post, please complete an application form and submit it, along with a covering letter explaining your reason for applying, via the ‘Apply Now’ section of our website. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 20 April 2021.

 Further information on this position is available by using the ‘Request more information’ tab on the advert for this post on our website.

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