Teaching Assistant, Surrey

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Bishopsgate SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: 03/06/2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £9,952 Delicious free lunch on working days, free staff parking, Cycle to Work scheme, use of the beautiful swimming pool, and the opportunity to grow and develop professional skills and qualifications.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are currently seeking an excellent Teaching Assistant to work closely with teachers and other staff in Years 3 and 4.

The successful candidate will engage fully with the Mission of Bishopsgate School which is to prepare its pupils for life beyond school, fostering the qualities of industry, tolerance and honesty among all members of the school community, and helping them build up the mental, emotional, social and strategic resources to enjoy challenge and cope with uncertainty and complexity; to discover the things they would love to be good at while strengthening their will and skill to pursue them.

Bishopsgate is a vibrant and happy community in which we all do our utmost to ensure that the children in our care enjoy their childhoods and develop a lifelong love of learning. Children's prep school years are precious and we strive for the highest standards both of teaching and learning and of pastoral care.

This is a permanent part-time role during term-time, commencing 03/06/2019. The hours are 08:15 - 13:15 Monday to Friday.

The ideal candidate will be qualified to NVQ Level 3, although good GSCEs in literacy and numeracy would be acceptable, along with experience of working with children in a mainstream school.

Teaching and learning

a) Contribute ideas & suggestions to aid planning & topic work

b) Assist with the preparation of learning materials (photocopying etc.)

c) Assist in tidying up after activities

d) Help foster good relations with parents

e) Help care for sick children, liaising with the School Nurse

f) Assist children during their daily routine

g) Assist teacher with appropriate reading tasks

h) Assist class teacher in monitoring the progress of children in the class

i) Help children to work as effectively as possible both in groups and independently by:

I. Clarifying and explaining instructions

II. Ensuring that pupils are able to use equipment and materials provided

III. Motivating and encouraging pupils

IV. Helping pupils to concentrate on, and finish, work set

V. Developing appropriate resources to support pupils

j) Follow all codes of practice in relation to school discipline, health and safety regulations and the reporting of accidents

k) Assist in organising the classroom in an attractive fashion and displaying the children’s work to the best possible advantage

l) Attend staff meetings when requested

m) Attend staff Inset sessions and seek out training courses to support professional development

n) Take on a fair share of supervisory duties in accordance with staff duty rotas

o) Undertake cover for absent colleagues when appropriate and as directed by Head of Lower School

p) To work with teachers and other TAs to help children to stay on task and/or provide specific support to children with special needs, for example helping a dyslexic child with writing

q) To take groups of children for differentiated or extension work following from work initiated by the teacher with the whole class 

Recording and assessment

a) To use agreed systems for identifying, assessing, monitoring and reviewing pupil progress

b) To assess pupils as directed at an appropriate time 

c) To set targets for raising achievement among pupils with class teacher 

d) To help identify children who would benefit from either individual or small group tuition

e) To provide regular feedback to Class Teachers regarding pupils’ educational and emotional progress

f) To keep accurate and detailed records 

g) To maintain confidentiality


a) To help manage pupil behaviour, including undertaking break time duties, playground monitoring and intervention to remind children of school rules and behaviour codes; this does not cover disciplinary matters which are for the teaching staff.

b) To establish supportive relationships with pupils to establish the trust and respect of individuals and groups within the school.

c) To develop methods of promoting/reinforcing pupils’ self-esteem.

d) To supervise pupils, on a rota basis, during break times and lunch.

e) To run Options and After School clubs.

The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. 

Bishopsgate School is committed to providing a safe environment for its pupils and staff. Applicants for this post will be required to provide proof of identity at interview and undergo an enhanced DBS check before starting work.

More about Bishopsgate School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Address: Bishopsgate Road, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0YJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1784 432109
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