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.
The Grange School has been one of the great success stories of independent education over the past forty years. The school was founded in 1933 as a Kindergarten and Preparatory School. In 1977, the Governors took the major step of developing secondar...