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Canada Hill

Teaching Assistant Vacancy


Line Manager: Miss D Knott, Headteacher

Grade: B Point 3

We are seeking to appoint, as soon as possible, Teaching Assistants to support children with Educational Health Care Plans in the school. We are looking for enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated individuals to: – Work alongside the class teacher to support individual children within the learning environment; – Deliver targeted interventions linked to the EHCP; – Promote inclusion through the development of social skills, language and emotional well-being; – Liaise with other professionals both within and outside the school. Post 1: To work with a KS1 pupil for 5 mornings a week and 5 lunchtimes (8.30am – 1.15pm) Post 2: To work with a KS1 pupil for 5 afternoons a week and 5 lunchtimes (11.45am – 3.45pm) Post 3: To work full time (8.30am – 3.45pm) with a KS2 pupil. You will be expected to show a high degree of initiative and be able to react to given situations with integrity and compassion. These are temporary positions (SEN support). Visits to the school are welcome..


Purpose of Job

To work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher, to support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work might occasionally, take place outside the main teaching area.


Major Responsibilities

To work under direct supervision/instruction to support access to learning by:

o Attending to the welfare and personal care of pupils including those with special educational needs.

o Working with small groups or one to one

o Undertaking general clerical/organisational support for the teacher



Support the teacher by:

o Preparing the classroom as directed for lessons and clearing afterwards

o Assisting with the display of pupils’ work

o Being aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and reporting these to the teacher as agreed

o Undertaking pupil record keeping as requested

o Being aware of/working within planned learning activities

o Occasional contribution to planning eg for individual pupils, general literacy/numeracy

o Working with the teacher in managing pupil behaviour and reporting difficulties as appropriate

o Gathering/reporting information from/to parents/carers as directed

o Providing clerical/administrative support eg photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.


Supporting pupils by:

o Supervising and providing support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning

o Attending to the pupils’ personal needs, and implementing related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters

o Establishing good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs

o Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils

o Encouraging pupils to interact with others and to engage in activities led by the teacher

o Encouraging pupils to act independently as appropriate


Support the curriculum by:

o Supporting pupils to understand instructions

o Supporting pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies, eg literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years etc as directed by the teacher

o Supporting pupils using ICT as directed

o Preparing and maintaining equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assisting pupils in their use


Support the school by:

o Being aware of and complying with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, and reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

o Being aware of and supporting difference and ensuring all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop

o Contributing to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school

o Appreciating and supporting the role of other professionals

o Attending relevant meetings as required

o Participating in training and other learning activities and performance development as required

o Assisting with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes as required

o Accompanying teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required