Teaching Assistant, Tower Hamlets, Bromley by Bow

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East London Arts & Music Academy (ELAM)Tower Hamlets, Bromley by Bow

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Role Purpose & Description

The purpose of the Teaching Assistant is to implement agreed work programmes and intervention strategies with individual trainees and groups of trainees both in and outside the classroom and assist the teaching staff in evaluating their impact.  This will also involve assisting the teacher in planning, and the management/preparation of resources. 

Role Responsibilities 

  • To work with teachers in planning, evaluating and adjusting work programmes and intervention strategies 
  • To monitor and evaluate students’ response to these learning activities through observation and recording achievement against pre-determined learning objectives. 
  • Provide feedback to teachers and trainees.  
  • Be responsible for keeping records and updating systems as required by the teacher. 
  • Undertake marking of students’ work, recording achievement/progress.  
  • Promote positive values, attitudes to learning and good pupil behaviour in line with ELAM’s policies.
  • Liaise with parents, staff and outside agencies where necessary
  • Establish positive and productive working relationships with trainees and actively promote the inclusion of all trainees. 
  • Be aware and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, H&S, confidentiality and data protection. 
  • Report concerns to appropriate person.  
  • Attend, and participate in meetings and training activities as required.  
  • Undertake planned supervision of trainees  out of school hours, and supervise students on visits, trips and out of ELAM activities/catch-up sessions.  
  • To undertake other duties and activities within the scope of the post as directed by the line manager/Senior Leadership Team.  

Key tasks

  • To be present at staff briefing every morning 
  • Work as directed  - either one-to-one or with small groups of trainees
  • Supporting pupils with learning difficulties or disabilities throughout the day
  • Supporting pupils with English as a second language
  • Preparing the classroom for lessons, tidying up and keeping the classroom in good order
  • Assisting with preparation of teaching resources
  • Helping on school outings or at school events
  • Updating data systems, monitoring systems

Person Specification

Qualification Criteria

Right to work in UK

GCSE Maths and English (Grade C or above)

A Level or equivalent qualification (or experience).


Experience of working with young people

Experience of working within challenging communities

Awareness and understanding of best practice to ensure safeguarding and child protection.

Specific skills

Strong written and oral communication skills

Ability to keep highly organised and work efficiently and effectively even when demands of the job are high

Good IT skills

Able to establish good working relationships

An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and discretion

Personal characteristics

Genuine passion and belief in the potential of every pupil


An enthusiasm for working with young people

Helpful, positive, calm and caring nature

Able to establish good working relationships with others

Able to follow instructions accurately but make good judgements and lead when required

Be prepared to work flexibly

Be motivated to continually improve standards and achieve excellence.


The post holder must be committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

Willingness to undertake training

This post in subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure.

Salary and how to apply

Salary: £20,500 - £24,000 FTE (Dependant on experience)

Contract Type:  Term Time only (38 weeks) . Working hours: 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (including 30 min lunch break).  7.5 hrs a day, 37.5 working hours per week)

Actual salary:  £16,427 - 19,427

To apply for this role please send a covering letter and CV to Mik Nelson, Vice Principal  at mnelson@elam.co.uk 

Job location

More about East London Arts & Music Academy (ELAM)
Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Address: Maltings Close, Bromley by Bow, London, E3 3TA, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 207 515 2159
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