Delivering tailored teaching activities to pupils on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups;
Making sure that the pupils that you support are able to engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity;
Support the social and emotional development of pupils, reporting any issues as necessary;
Managing challenging pupil behaviour;
Guiding and monitoring pupil progress;
Carrying out administrative duties such as preparing classroom resources;
Providing support outside of your normal classes, such as helping during exams, covering TA absences or going on school trips;
Helping with extracurricular activity such as breakfast and after-school clubs, homework club, revision sessions or lunch-time duties
A professional attitude to your work;
A strong regard for pupil safety and well-being;
A positive approach to working with children and the ability to motivate, inspire and build rapport;
Respect for diversity as you will be working with pupils from a range of backgrounds;
Excellent team working ability as you'll be working with other support staff, classroom teachers and other professionals, such as educational psychologists, speech and language therapists and social workers, parents, carers and external agencies;
Good organisational skills and the ability to work flexibly;
A willingness to keep up to date with educational policy and training related to your role.
You will also be required to undergo a criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Working hours are typically during the school day, in term time, Monday to Friday. You may be required to work early mornings or after school if you are supporting additional activities. In addition to your hours of work, you may need to attend training days or parents' evenings, as appropriate to your role. Some schools run activities over the summer that you could get involved in. This would usually be paid in addition to your normal salary. In general, half-term and summer holidays are counted as part of your holiday allowance. Taking time off during term is usually restricted, and you will need a good reason for term-time absence to be authorised (e.g. moving home, wedding, funeral).
Starting salaries for teaching assistants are between £11,000 and £15,000.
With increased responsibility, you can expect earn between £15,000 and £21,000.
Your salary will vary depending on the role, responsibility and educational setting.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to satisfactory two year reference history, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check) and evidence of essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act
If you feel that you have the skills required for this role and would be interested in applying please send your CV to Kerrie.firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kerrie 0114 273 3940
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