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Teaching Assistant

Reference: MAY20211016
Expiry date: 09:00, 14 June 2021
Location: Nottinghamshire
Salary: £18,562.00 - £18,933.00 Pro Rata
Benefits: Pension, Healthcare and CPD
Duration:One year
Attachments: TAJobPack_May2021.pdf

Specific Responsibilities 

Provide teaching support to students through: 

  • sharing learning objectives with the students 
  • assisting in the setting of tasks which challenge students and ensure high levels of interest 
  • setting appropriate and demanding expectations 
  • setting clear targets, building on prior attainment 
  • providing clear structures for lesson support - maintaining pace, motivation and challenge; 
  • make effective use of assessment and ensure appropriate coverage of programmes of study
  • applying effective questioning, listen carefully to students, give attention to misconceptions 
  • selecting appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, I.C.T and other sources
  • ensuring effective support so that students acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught; evaluate their own support methodology critically to improve effectiveness; 
  • working under the guidance of teaching/senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision, to implement agreed work programmes with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom.  This could include those requiring detailed and specialist knowledge in particular areas and will involve assisting the teacher in the whole planning cycle and the management/ preparation of resources.   
  • promoting positive behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with our behaviour policy 

Support the student by: 

  • undertaking activities with either individuals or groups of children to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical, emotional and educational development
  • working to establish a supportive relationship with the children and parents concerned
  • encouraging acceptance and inclusion of the child with special needs
  • promoting and reinforcing a positive self esteem 
  • assisting with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes
  • providing feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher

Monitoring, assessment, recording, reporting to: 

  • assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of learning support; 
  • monitor students’ work and set targets for progress; 
  • assess and record students progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed, monitor strengths and weaknesses, inform planning and recognise the level at which the student is achieving 

Other professional requirements to: 

  • have a working knowledge of teaching assistants’ professional duties and legal liabilities 
  • operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school 
  • establish effective working relationships and set a good example through their presentation and personal and professional conduct 
  • being aware of confidential issues linked to home/student/teacher/school work and to keep confidences as appropriate; 
  • endeavor to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet high expectations 
  • contribute to the corporate life of the school through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to coordinate the management of the school 
  • take responsibility for their own professional development and duties in relation to school policies and practices 
  • provide clerical/admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money, administer coursework etc 
  • prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist students in their use 
  • liaise effectively with parents/carers and other stakeholders
  • take on any additional responsibilities which might from time to time be determined 
  • attend and participate in relevant meetings as required 
  • participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required 
  • assist with the supervision of students out of lesson times, including before and after school and at breaktime 
  • accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher 
  • help administer and supervise examinations when required 

You should hold, or be undertaking, a relevant TA qualification.

This is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities of this post. The post holder may be directed by the Head of School to carry out any other duties that may be reasonably regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities of the post.