Teaching Assistant, Lewes

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Lewes Old Grammar SchoolLewes
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Start date: 09/01/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,632
Contract term: Maternity Cover

Responsible to: Assistant Headteacher of Morley House 

We are seeking an experienced and talented teaching assistant to cover a period of maternity leave from January 2018 until July 2018. 

This role available on a full time basis or for three days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) 

Hours of work: 8.30am to 4.30pm 

Salary: £16,632 per annum (£12 per hour) 

Purpose of Job/Key objectives 

To provide support for the Teaching Staff in Morley House and to help to run a variety of extra-curricular activities, in order to increase the opportunity for high achievement and memorable moments for students. 

Principal Duties/Tasks and responsibilities 


  • Preparing the physical environment of the classroom for lessons
  • Ensuring that teaching materials are ready for use
  • Helping teachers to plan lessons
  • Listening to children read out loud
  • Teaching children techniques which will help them to improve their reading
  • Reading out loud to children
  • Listening to children reading
  • Helping children who have learning difficulties to complete tasks
  • Taking notes for children who have difficulty keeping up with the pace of the class
  • Helping children make displays and putting these displays up around the classroom
  • Taking charge of group activities and making sure all students are involved
  • Taking charge of children who have problems or have had an accident
  • Providing general encouragement for all the children in the class
  • Taking extra time to explain the teaching material to children who have not understood it the first time
  • Helping teachers to assess the work and providing feedback to the children
  • Help to planning sports days and extra-curricular activities
  • Help to take charge of these activities on the day
  • Keeping classroom records and notes about the progress of all the children
  • Support with school and class trips as required 
  • Support with school sports fixtures as required 


  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and training as appropriate 
  • Perform any other task deemed reasonable by the Headmaster as appropriate to their experience and training
  • Award house points and commendations in consultation with teaching staff.
  • Be proactive in maintaining standards throughout the school.

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