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Teaching Assistant

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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
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