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Thinking about entering the education profession as a TA/SENTA?

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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 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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