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Secondary School Teaching Assistant Job

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Job description

Secondary School Teaching Assistant Required 

Main purposes of the job

Working under the direction and within an agreed system of supervision from a qualified teacher

  • To undertake work and responsibilities in line with the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) Standards for Higher Level Teaching Assistants
  • To contribute to planning, preparing and delivery of agreed work and support programmes to individual or groups of pupils
  • Under an agreed system of direction and supervision carry out timetabled PPA cover for class Teachers
  • To advance pupils learning in a range of classroom settings, including working with whole classes where the assigned teacher is not present
  • To promote the inclusion of all pupils, ensuring they have equal opportunities to learn and develop
  • To use behaviour management strategies in line with the schools policy and procedures, which contribute to a purposeful learning environment.
  • To be responsible for directing, managing and development of other Teaching Assistants including allocating and monitoring of their work and undertaking performance management
  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school


Main responsibilities and tasks

Support for pupils

  1. To support working relationship with the pupils, acting as role model and setting high expectations
  2. To deliver and support pupils learning in the most effective way
  3. To meet the personal needs of pupils whilst encouraging their independence
  4. To support pupils with special educational needs through the delivery of specific learning programmes to contribute to setting individual education plan (IEP) targets and to reviews
  5. To encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively, ensuring all pupils are engaged in activities
  6. To provide support in the delivery of the Primary National Strategy (literacy, numeracy and ICT)
  7. To undertake monitoring and assessment of pupils work
  8. To provide feedback to pupils in relation to their progress and achievement


If you think you would be suitabler for this role please contact us today to be considered. 

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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