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Teaching Assistant

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Teaching Assistant

Start date: October 2021 (ASAP)

End date: At least July 2021 (End of Academic year) with a view to stay on permanently.

£375 - £475 a week

Hours of work: 32.5 hours a week

EYFS & KS1 site 8.15-3.45

KS2 site 8:30-4.00

Purpose of Job

To support the class teacher to enhance pupils' learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.

To promote pupils' self-belief, social inclusion and high self-esteem
To ensure that pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment.
To provide for the social and welfare needs of the pupils within the school.
To support pupils who have emotional or social barriers to learning.One of the key responsibilities of the role is to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils and to promote .

A Teaching Assistant also undertakes other professional duties, as delegated by the class teacher and head teacher.


Support for Pupils

Support pupils to make good academic progress, under the direction of the teacher and Inclusion leader.
Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
Under the direction of the Inclusion Leader, 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.
Attend to the pupils' personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.
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 tests.
Provide administrative support, e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money, administer course.
Undertake pupil record keeping as requested. Support for the School

Be aware of and comply with all school policies and procedures.
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 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 lunchtimes.
Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
Set up and maintain and dismantle displays as required.
Keep resource areas and other communal areas of the school tidy and organised.QUALIFICATIONS


Good literacy skills - GCSE Grade C or above in English Language; Level 2 English or above; or equivalent
Good numeracy skills- GCSE Grade C or above in Maths; Level 2 Maths or above; or equivalent Desirable

An honours degree (preferably Upper Second) or equivalent
Up to date First Aid training
Up to date Safeguarding trainingIf you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send your application and if successful we will contact you with full information about the role and the school and arrange a trial day for you to come in and interview.

I look forward to hearing from you!


All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy
Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained
You must have legal right to work in the UK
You must be willing to attend a registration interviewVeritas Education work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.


'Nothing within the above advert was in any way designed or intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Veritas Education is an Equal opportunities employer and is proud in the knowledge that all placements are made on merit and suitability. We accept applications from all sections of the community