Excell Supply on behalf of a school are seeking a Primary Teaching Assistant for temporary cover potentially ongoing or leading to a permanent position.
To work under the instruction / guidance of teaching / seniorstaff / special educational needs co-ordinator to undertake work / care / support programme, to enable access to learning for pupils with behavioural and special needs problems and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom or outside the main teaching area
Support for the Pupils
·Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
·Attend to the pupils’ personal needs and implement related personal programmes including social, health, physical, hygiene and welfare matters
·Assist with the development and implementation of individuals education / behaviour plans and personal care programmes
·Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
·Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
·Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
·Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self esteem and independence
·Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher
Support for the Teacher
·Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work
·Use strategies in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals
·Assist with the planning of learning activities
·Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement / progress as directed
·Provide details and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc.
·Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy (including using restraint techniques) and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
·Establish constructive relationships with parents / carers
·Administer routine tests and invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of pupils’ work
·Provide clerical / admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money, administer coursework etc.
Support for the Curriculum
·Undertake structured and agreed learning activities / teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
·Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher
·Support the user of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence in its use
·Prepare, maintain and use equipment / resources required to meet the lesson plans / relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use
Support for the School
·Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security. Confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
·Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
·Contribute to the overall ethos / work / aims of the school
·Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
·Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
·Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
·Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime
·Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher
All applicants will be subject to thorough employment checks and must have an Enhanced DBS on the Update Service certificate in place.
Candidates without an Enhanced DBS on the Update Service will have to apply for a new one.
If you believe you have the skills required for this role, please apply now. If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks of the vacancy closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Important Notice In order to apply for the above position all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, or eligible to apply for a relevant work visa.
Excell Supply are unable to offer a work permit to any applicant or facilitate work permits for any vacancy on behalf of one of its clients. It is Excell Supply policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days.
However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to respond to individual candidates. If we have not contacted you within three working days your application has been unsuccessful and your details have not been retained.