EAL Assistant, Didcot

Aureus SchoolDidcot
Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £15,461 - £17,489 (FTE)
Contract term: Permanent

Aureus School is a brand new, state of the art STEAM specialist comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in September 2017. Our mission is simple: we will strive to educate the whole student so that each individual in our community may ‘Grow, Learn and Flourish’. We are looking to expand our team and are seeking a EAL Assistant to start in September 2018 (30 hours per week).

Core purpose:

To support the teacher with their responsibility for the development and exceptional education of children in schools. Using routine supervision and care skills to support children

To support children’s learning as directed by the Class Teacher, SENDCO and Inclusion lead working with groups of children and individuals and ensuring all children have access to the curriculum in a safe, caring and learning environment

Key Accountabilities:

To assist in the delivery of educational work programmes by participating in day to day learning activities, supporting children so that they achieve to the best of their abilities

To support in planning and evaluating programmes and adapting teaching materials to suit the particular requirements of individual children or groups of children

To discuss with and report back to the teacher on the assessment of children’s work

To contribute to the carrying out of keyboard skills, life skills and to ensure that the programme is delivered professionally at all times

To participate in staff development activities and, where required to contribute to any multidisciplinary discussion of a child’s needs/progress

To organise and maintain the learning environment

To work as part of a team to ensure that the well-being, behaviour and personal development of children enhances their learning opportunities and life skills

To maintain confidentiality in and outside the workplace

To understand and assist in interpreting school policies

Liaise with SENDCO and Inclusion lead to take part in training activities offered by the school to further knowledge and skills 

To contribute to the discussion of the school’s aims and policies and participate in the implementation of policies, plans, targets and practices

Under the direction of the class teacher: 

To aid the pupils to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own by, for example; Clarifying and explaining instructions

Ensuring the pupils are able to use equipment and materials provided

Motivating and encouraging the pupil(s) as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils’ needs

Using praise, commentary and careful questioning to encourage the pupil to concentrate and remain on task

Providing additional nurture to individuals when requested by the class teacher, SENDCO or Inclusion lead

Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies

Assisting in carrying out individual programmes of learning or therapy

Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupil

To establish supportive relationships with the pupil concerned

To monitor the pupil’s responses to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes.

Accountable To:

SENDCO / Inclusion Lead

GLF Schools expects its employees to work flexibly with the framework of the duties and responsibilities above. This means that the post holder may be expected to carry out work that is not specified in the job profile but which is within the remit of the duties and responsibilities.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure. 


We are passionate about creating a culture of wellbeing where all staff and students are valued and supported so that we can all ‘grow, learn and flourish’.


We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.


We are open to applications from educators seeking flexible roles including part-time, job share and co-leadership responsibilities.

Application Deadline: 20/05/2018 

Interview Date: 23/05/2018

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