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Teaching Assistant

Job description

Duties Include:

  • Under the direction of the Teacher or HLTA ensure that support is provided to pupils through a carefully structured learning environment. This may include
  • Encouraging language development
  • Supporting the development of skills
  • Supporting all aspects of learning
  • Supporting the emotional development of children
  • Undertaking practical activities e.g. baking, play, art
  • Supporting with reading, writing and other aspects of the learning process
  • Carrying out tasks planned and monitored by the Teacher
  • Liaise with the Teacher about the planning and implementation of both group and individual programmes
  • Monitor the progress of individual children as requested
  • Encourage appropriate social behaviour, during school hours both in and out of school and cater for the general welfare of children
  • Accompany children on educational visits under the direction of the Teacher
  • Make, devise and maintain equipment as required, ensuring that the classroom is kept in a clean and tidy condition
  • Act as a confidante to the children whilst being aware of and following current safeguarding/child protection guidelines
  • Any other task as may be deemed necessary to facilitate a positive learning environment
  • To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the Service
  • To be aware of and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures including the Service's Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Conduct, national legislation (including Health and Safety, Data Protection)
  • The post holder is responsible for his/her own self-development on a continuous basis.

Person Specification:

  • Experience in main stream/special school
  • Display Personal and Interpersonal development and team-working skills
  • Pro actively plan, organise and manage workload
  • Display regular evidence of initiative taking
  • Display robust self management skills with regard to problem
  • 5 GCSE to include English and Maths or equivalent

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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