Teaching Assistant - EAL, Warwickshire

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Rugby Free Secondary SchoolWarwickshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £17,500FTE
Contract term: Permanent

Rugby Free Secondary School (RFSS) is an 11-19 free school which opened in September 2016. The school is growing at an exponential rate and has already proved very popular with parents. RFSS benefits from the backing of a highly supportive local authority and the local MP who both also supported the establishment of our sister school, Rugby Free Primary School, which opened successfully in September 2015.  

Key duties and responsibilities 

  • To work with students to ensure that they are able to fully engage with learning. 
  • To work with students as directed to maintain personal confidence, promote positive behaviour, and encourage independence. 

General Duties of the Role 

  • To support the learning of students within a structured teaching situation, small group withdrawal, 1:1 and small group interventions as required. 
  • Assist students to attend lessons punctually and prepared to learn. 
  • Assist students to engage in independent and self-directed learning 
  • Support students with their interaction with peers to ensure that learning is effective 
  • To be aware of lesson objectives and to assist students in making progress towards these. 
  • Work with teaching staff on planning and assist in the preparation and development of resources. 
  • Be fully aware of individual student targets and provide the necessary advice, support and guidance to enable them to be achieved. 
  • To be familiar with IEPs and statements and to use this knowledge to inform support of students. 
  • To monitor students’ progress and achievement, bringing issues of concern to the attention of the appropriate members of staff. 
  • To maintain records of intervention and upkeep of student personal records and to make these available upon request by the SENCO or another senior member of staff. 
  • To supervise assigned students where required, to ensure their health & safety. 
  • Support students entitled to exam concessions in internal and external examinations. 
  • To contribute when appropriate to any multi-disciplinary discussion of the student’s needs/progress as required 
  • To undertake break time duties/ lunch time as required. 
  • To participate in relevant staff development activities. 
  • To become familiar with, understand, and adhere to school and Trust policies and procedures. 
  • To maintain confidentiality in and outside the workplace.  
  • To undertake any other duties deemed appropriate for this, or similar pay grade. The nature of the duties and responsibilities may change from time to time. 

Professional Development 

  • To take responsibility for personal continuing professional development. 
  • To take part, as appropriate, in the Trust professional development programme. 
  • To engage actively in the Performance Management Review process. 
  • To evaluate own personal performance through self-evaluation and learn from the effective practice of others and from evidence. 


  • To ensure that all students have a safe environment in which they can learn, reporting any concern about the environment to a member of the site team or if appropriate to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders.  
  • To be aware of systems which support safeguarding and following the procedures as highlighted in the Safeguarding Policy  
  • To identify children who may benefit from early help as soon as possible and discuss this with one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders  
  • To consider at all times what is in the best interests of the child 
  • To protect children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care 
  • To take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes 
  • General responsibilities of all Rugby Free Secondary School Staff: 
  • To support the Trust’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for the personal and academic growth of students. 
  • Individuals have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare  of children and young people they are responsible for or come into contact with. Part of this responsibility involves the checking of visitor identification at the point of school entry and the issuing of relevant safeguarding information.
  • To ensure all tasks are carried out with due regard to Health and Safety 
  • To remain confidential at all times 
  • To adhere to the ethos of the school 
  • To promote the agreed vision and aims of the school 
  • To set an example of personal integrity and professional conduct  

Rugby Free Secondary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

If you feel that you could bring further impetus to our drive to improve the provision for our students and have the necessary energy, enthusiasm and sense of humour to take us forward in this exciting curriculum area then please get in touch.   

To arrange a visit to school or an informal discussion with the Director of Learning for MFL/EAL, please call Mrs Baljit Mander, the Headteacher’s PA on 01788 222060 or email baljit.mander@rugbyfreesecondary.co.uk   

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time. 

Closing date for applications: Friday 17th January 2020 

Interview date: w/c 20th January 2020 

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow (LT2) is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. LT2 is always happy to receive speculative applications from excellent teachers and support staff. 


More about Rugby Free Secondary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Anderson Avenue, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5PE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1788 222060
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