Teaching Assistant, Warwickshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Arnold Lodge SchoolWarwickshire

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: dependent on qualifications/experience.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teaching Assistant 

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This is a real opportunity to make a difference in an outstanding 4-18 Independent School.  Located in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, we deliver a bespoke learning experience to unlock the talents and potential of each and every child that comes through our doors. As Arnold Lodge enters a period of growth, we need a talented teaching assistant, passionate about raising standards and ensuring achievement for all.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, passionate and driven member of staff to join our secondary school as a Teaching Assistant, providing support specifically in relation to Maths and Science. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced teaching assistant or a newly qualified teaching assistant. You will work with our dedicated team of Maths and Science teachers to provide in-class support and 1:1 and small-group numeracy interventions for pupils in KS3 and 4.

Due to being an independent school, there will be abundant opportunities to develop your skills and to further your passions across the whole school. We’re hoping to find someone with a genuine passion for supporting young people to fulfil their potential.

If you’d like to know more before applying please contact us via reception@arnoldlodge.com / 01926 778050 or visit www.arnoldlodge.com for the full information pack, application form and the job specification. 

Arnold Lodge is committed to safeguarding our children. The successful candidate will be required to provide an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS and a disqualification by association disclaimer before any appointment is confirmed.

Applications: Applications should be addressed to the Headteacher, Mr D Preston. Applications by email are acceptable. Please send these to reception@arnoldlodge.com addressed for the attention of Mr D Preston. All applications must contain the following:

• A fully completed application form (found on the school website – www.arnoldlodge.com – under ‘general information’).

• A fully completed Recruitment Monitoring Form

• A letter of application of no more than two sides of A4 in size 12 font

• The names and contact details of two referees, both of whom should have known the applicant in a professional capacity.

Though applicants may also provide a curriculum vitae in addition to the elements outlined above, they are not required to do so.

We reserve the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time depending on application volumes, therefore an early submission of application is encouraged.

Job Description – Teaching Assistant 

Job Title Teaching Assistant 

Summary of the Role To support the academic and pastoral development of Senior School pupils with Special Educational Needs at Arnold Lodge

Line Manager Head of STEM Faculty

Liaising with Senior School SENCo, Maths and Science Teachers

Key responsibilities

• To have high expectations of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and promote this aspirational ethos across the school.

• To support the teaching and learning of pupils with SEND or for whom English is an Additional Language (EAL) in lessons.

• To lead effective 1:1 and small-group interventions with a focus on numeracy for pupils with SEND or EAL.  

• To work closely with Maths and Science teachers to plan for role in lessons and to plan intervention programmes.

• To promote and foster constructive home/school partnerships; to attend meetings with parents and liaise with parents as and when necessary 

• To maintain and develop a positive working relationship with all members of staff; to attend INSET and liaise and cooperate with colleagues on whole school matters.

• To share responsibility with all colleagues for the pupils’ pastoral care and safety, including duties in accordance with prepared rotas.

• To demonstrate a commitment to personal, professional development.

• To show commitment to and cooperate in the process of Performance Review/Appraisal/QA.

• To run at least one extra-curricular club, extension or enrichment activity.

• To carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required by the Head of School.

Monitoring, Assessment, Recording and Reporting

• Work closely with Maths and Science teachers to plan for lessons and evaluate and adjust lessons and intervention programmes as appropriate for pupils’ needs.

• Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes inside and outside the classroom, adjusting activities according to pupil responses and keeping records of progress.

• Use a range of strategies, informed by best practice in supporting pupils with SEND, to support pupils to achieve learning objectives, ensuring their safety at all times.

• Provide feedback to teachers and pupils in relation to progress and achievement, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence.

• Provide Exam Access Arrangements for pupils with SEND, as directed by the Examinations Officer.

• Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.

Pastoral Duties

• Promote the general progress and well-being of all pupils.

• Alert appropriate staff to problems experienced by students.

Additional Duties

• General administrative functions as and when required.

• To perform any responsibilities associated with being a member of the school's staff, as reasonably directed by the Head of School.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be defined. All staff are expected to comply with any reasonable request from a senior leader to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description. It is understood that areas of responsibility are from time to time subject to review and are negotiable in the light of the needs of the school and the professional development of the staff

This job description may be reviewed at the end of the academic year or earlier if necessary. In addition, it may be amended at any time after consultation with the postholder.

More about Arnold Lodge School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Kenilworth Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 5TW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1926 778050
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