Job title: Teaching & Learning Assistant
Salary: £18,552 prorated Point 11
Working hours: 32.5 hours, 39 weeks per annum
We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and committed Teaching and Learning Assistant to join our supportive, enthusiastic and collaborative team from 1 September 2019. This post would be suitable for a graduate, looking to get into teaching, who would be well-supported by the school’s induction and development programme.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to raising standards are essential.
The successful candidate would be joining the school at an exciting time. Hampton High has recently been judged “good” by Ofsted and is an oversubscribed school for September 2019, with numbers increasing throughout the school on a weekly basis. We are committed to the progress of all learners and have a comprehensive programme of professional development for all staff. All visitors to our school comment on the high standards of behaviour, high levels of student engagement in lessons and the warmth and pride with which students talk about their school. We would encourage a visit to the school so that you are able to see this for yourself, prior to making an application.
Hampton High is a mixed, 11-18 comprehensive school. In 2017 Hampton High joined the Richmond West Schools Trust. The trust operates collaboratively with a group of local schools which are working in partnership to improve outcomes for learners locally. This has brought investment of time and resources to further support the improvement of the school.
Hampton High is an equal opportunities employer
Closing Date: Midday Friday 21 June 2019
Key purposes: To improve student progress and achievement, encourage students to become independent learners, provide support for their welfare, and support the inclusion of students in all aspects of school life
• Supporting students with learning difficulties or disabilities
Students who have been diagnosed with learning difficulties will sometimes have a teaching assistant assigned to them for either all or part of the time to support their learning. This support may be necessary because a pupil is physically disabled, hearing or visually impaired and needs additional support accessing the curriculum. Or it may be because they have learning difficulties and need additional support to understand and complete tasks. Teaching assistants will offer invaluable support to these pupils, supporting them with differentiated tasks.
• Supporting pupils with English as a second language
Students whose first language is not English often need some additional support accessing the curriculum, and overcoming any social or cultural divides.
• Working one-to-one or with small groups of students, in or outside of the classroom.
TLAs will be assigned to individual students who are in need of additional help.
Teaching assistants will quickly become adept at identifying where in the class additional support is needed to ensure that their time and energy is best spent in a way that optimises learning for the class.
• Supporting students during social times; such as a supervision duty during break time and/or lunch time.
• Supporting students during after school clubs, such as homework club.
At Hampton High we offer our students an opportunity to complete homework directly after school, with access to ICT and members of staff.
• Supporting teachers with preparing a classroom for lessons
This may involve a variety of activities such as photocopying worksheets, setting up equipment if asked, preparing computers, rearranging the furniture for a particular activity, etc.
• Preparing resources for SEN students in a supported class
• Supporting on school outings or at school events
• Attend staff meetings as directed
• Attending directed CPD sessions
• Maintaining a record of SEN students in a supported class
All TLAs at Hampton High are required to maintain a record of which students in a supported class are on the SEN register. TLAs are expected to be able to identify these students if asked, as well as specify whether a child has an IEP or EHCP.