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EAL Teaching Assistant

The Grange SchoolCheshire West and Chester

The Grange School is seeking to recruit an EAL Teaching Assistant, on a fixed term contract until 7th July 2022, this would be to commence as soon as possible.   We are looking for a talented individual to join our EAL provision, this role will be new but has the potential to grow. We value hard work and are looking for a team player.


Supporting EAL Students’ personalised learning

  • Support students’ learning of English as an additional language, tailoring support to match the learner’s needs.
  • To support students to become independent, co-operative and collaborative learners.
  • Contribute to assessing student’s progress and support them in reviewing their own learning.
  • Identify and remove barriers to student’s learning.
  • Adapt and customise curriculum materials.

Meeting Students’ additional needs

  • Support the learning and emotional well-being of EAL students in all year groups.
  • Promote student’s well-being.
  • Contribute to the management of EAL students’ behavior and encourage the student to conform to the School’s expectations related to behavior and the school’s values.
  • Support students with EAL to access extended school activities.

Providing Pastoral Support

  • Promote EAL students’ well-being and resilience.
  • Safeguard the welfare of EAL students.
  • Support the transition and transfer of EAL students within the provision.

Supporting the wider work of the School

  • Comply with school policies and procedures related to Child Protection and Safeguarding, Health & Safety.
  • Contribute to maintaining student records and keep a record of the support given.
  • Escort and supervise EAL students on educational visits and out of school activities.

Admissions and Induction

  • Liaise with the Admissions Officer regarding all new EAL arrivals and, where possible, attend admissions meetings in order to collect EAL specific information for the EAL student profile.
  • Assess new students for language proficiency.
  • Provide a full induction including, where possible, a buddy in consultation with the Head of Year.
  • Ensure that the student(s) have access to resources to support their learning e.g. a bilingual dictionary.

Curriculum and Exam Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of resources e.g. bilingual dictionaries, EAL assessment tools.
  • Liaise with the Exams’ Officer with regards to access arrangements.
  • Liaise with the School Librarian regarding resources for EAL students
  • Maintain an appropriate teaching space for students who have withdrawal lessons for EAL.
  • Support the development of a strategy ensuring inclusion, equality of opportunity and respect for diversity.
  • Monitor national policy and guidance and suggest amendments to the School’s EAL policy in response. 

Teaching Assistant Role

  • • Support and maintain collaborative, productive working relationships with School staff and professionals from outside agencies.
  • • To promote the inclusion of pupils for whom English is an additional language.
  • • In liaison with the class teacher, provide targeted scaffolding to assist pupils, for whom English is an additional language to comprehend and participate in mainstream classroom lessons.
  • To provide practical support in the classroom to pupils who have recognised EAL learning needs, supporting them to achieve their potential.
  • Working with subject teachers to ensure lesson materials are comprehended and understood by EAL pupils in order for pupils to make appropriate progress towards their targets.
  • Support he activities of individual pupils or groups of pupils, as appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individual pupils and groups of pupils.
  • Take responsibility in developing your own continuing professional development.
  • Undertake other duties commensurate with the post as allocated by the School.

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