Junior School Teaching Assistant
We seek a Teaching Assistant as soon as possible and no later than September 2022 to provide support to class teaching across the school. The post is term-time only, with core working hours in the morning, 0820-1520; there is some scope for additional hours as part of the school’s Late School provision for interested candidates.
Applicants should be flexible and have an interest in how young children learn. They should be willing to work within a close-knit team, be friendly, punctual, conscientious and professional in their approach. Sound ICT skills would be an advantage.
Experience working with Junior school pupils as a teacher or teaching assistant, particularly in Early Years or KS1, would be desirable. There is scope for some hours in the role to be at Higher Level Teaching Assistant level for suitably experienced candidates; the precise details will be agreed with the successful candidate.
- Experience of building effective relationships with children
- Demonstrate good levels of numeracy and literacy, equivalent to GCSE or NVQ Level 2
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
- We are especially interested in candidates who can demonstrate any of the following:
- Degree or Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification
- Experience of working in a similar role in a similar setting
- Current and relevant First Aid training qualification (desirable)
- Flexibility and adaptability and the ability to be self-motivated
- Commitment to continued professional development
- An affinity with the school’s belief in the paramount importance of extra-curricular activity to the pupil experience at
- Commitment to equality of educational opportunity, including establishing an anti-racist culture
- High levels of self-awareness and self-management
- Desire to act as a role model to staff, pupils, and the community
- Genuine passion for and belief in, the potential of every pupil
- Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence
- To support KS1 and KS2 form teachers within lessons across the key stage as timetabled.
- Within timetabled lessons, to facilitate access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and
- the classroom.
- Within timetabled lessons, to forge positive relationships with the children and work with the teacher to provide a high
- standard of physical, emotional, social, and academic support.
- To support pupils by having an awareness of individual needs, learning targets, and the relevant support required to assist pupils’ development, offering encouragement and feedback where appropriate.
- To understand their responsibilities in respect of the school’s policies and procedures to safeguarding pupil welfare, and to follow these policies at all times.
- To follow agreed policies and procedures to ensure high standards of pupil behaviour in lessons, in line with the school’s restorative approach
- To cover other class-based teaching assistants where necessary and under the direction of the Deputy Head.
Apply now and submit your up-to-date CV and covering letter to be considered for this Learning Support Assistant role. Your dedicated consultant, Chloe, will be in contact within 48 hours if shortlisted.
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