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Thinking about entering the education profession?

Would you like the challenge of assuming a Teaching Assistant post in a successfully inclusive primary in South London?

Responsibilities include-

  • Support pupils to make good academic progress, under the direction of the teacher
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Under the direction of a teacher implement group or 1:1 interventions to support pupils who have emotional or social barriers to learning
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher
  • Understand Individual Education Plans & Behaviour Support Plans and assist to implement these, under the guidance of the teacher

Support for Teachers -

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils' work
  • Use strategies, under the direction of the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals
  • Discuss with the teacher how learning activities are to be organised and what their own support role will be
  • Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record and feedback to the teacher as directed
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Work within an established behaviour and anti-bullying policy to manage behaviour constructively
  • Invigilate exams
  • Provide administrative support, e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money, administer coursework
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested

Support for the Curriculum -

  • Support pupils to understand instructions
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
  • Support pupil's learning either individually or in small groups inside or outside the classroom as directed by the teacher / senior member of staff
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use a good level of education to include at least GCSE level Maths and English is essential
  • A-level, Degree, diploma or other recognised professional qualification in a relevant area is desirable.

Education/Training -

  • Good organisational skills including the ability to plan, prioritise, work to deadline and manage time effectively
  • Good IT skills - that must include ability to use Microsoft Office products and Outlook
  • Be able to communicate effectively to students, parents and other colleagues orally and in writing
  • Have a basic understanding of data and how it can be used to support student learning
  • Has previous similar experience working in a school (voluntary or paid)
  • Experience of analysing numerical data (statistics) and presenting it in readily accessible formats (Excel etc.)
  • First Aid Qualification

Knowledge -

  • A sound knowledge and interest in Art and Design Technology.
  • A basic knowledge of policy and issues surrounding education
  • Desirable
  • Knowledge or experience of working in similar educational organisations o
  • An understanding of the EYFS, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and SEN
  • Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Contract, Permanent

If you think this sounds like you then please apply!

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

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

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