Teaching Assistant (1:1)

Blenheim Primary School, Leigh-on-Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC8822387-45S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: LG 5 SCP8
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/09/2019 4pm Date of Interviews: 7th October 2019  

Job Description

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Teaching Assistant 1:1 - Required ASAP

20 hrs per week (specific times not know at the moment)

Salary : £9,097 per annum

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join our team of support staff.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Minimum NVQ Level 2
  • Previous experience of working within a school setting
  • A good understanding of the range of special educational needs
  • Have a good standard of numeracy and literacy
  • Be able to work within a team and liaise closely with class teachers
  • Good interpersonal skills

Job Description: Teaching Assistant

Overall purpose of the Job -

To work in partnership with class teachers to support learning and/or 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 planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support for pupils:

  • To use skills, experience and training to support pupils with their learning and development.
  • To work with individuals and/or small groups of children under the direction of teaching staff/SENCo.
  • To understand and support the specific needs of children on the SEND register and support progress towards their targets (e.g. EHC Plans, Statements, Annual Reviews).
  • To assist with the development and implementation of Pupil Profiles.
  • To establish good working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
  • To support learning by arranging/creating resources for lessons/activities in liaison with the class teacher.
  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom.
  • To support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.
  • To encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities.
  • To promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.
  • To provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement.

Support for the teacher:

  • To work with the teacher to establish an appropriate learning environment.
  • To participate in the planning and evaluation of learning activities with the class teacher, providing feedback on pupil progress, engagement and behaviour.
  • To monitor and evaluate pupils' responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against pre-determined learning objectives.
  • To provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required, on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence.
  • To be responsible for keeping and updating records as agreed with the teacher.
  • To undertake marking of pupils' work and accurately record achievement/progress.
  • To promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
  • To liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers as agreed with the teacher within your role/responsibility and participate in feedback sessions/meetings with parents as directed.
  • To administer and assess routine tests and invigilate exams/tests.
  • To provide general clerical/administration support, including preparation, maintenance and control of stocks of materials and resources, and creating displays of children's work.

Support for the curriculum:

  • To implement agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs and supporting the development of skills and knowledge.
  • To support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils' competence and independence.
  • To help pupils to access learning activities through specialist support.
  • To determine the need for, prepare and maintain equipment and resources.

Support for the school:

  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • To be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities.
  • To contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • To establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support achievement and progress of pupils.
  • To attend and participate in regular meetings (including appraisal) and training as required.
  • To recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others.
  • To provide appropriate guidance and supervision and assist in the training and development of staff.
  • To supervise pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.

To supervise pupils for limited and specified periods, including break times, when the post holder should facilitate learning, games and activities.
The duties above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required by the Headteacher to carry out appropriate duties within the context of the job, skills and grade.

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Information about the School

BLENHEIM PRIMARY SCHOOL School Way, Blenheim Chase, Leigh on Sea, Essex SS9 4HX Tel: 01702 474684
Website: www.blenheimprimary.co.uk

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Darren Woollard
School Way
Blenheim Chase, Leigh-on-Sea
Essex, SS9 4HX
Telephone: 01702 474684
Email: mary.lloyd@lihtrust.uk

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