Teaching Assistant - Otterburn First School. Level 2 Apprentice

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 07/09/2018 15:14
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Otterburn/West Woodburn
Closing date:
7 Sep
Further Information

Otterburn First School is looking for a Teaching Assistant to provide support in Key Stage 1 and 2. There is the possibility that some hours may be shared with West Woodburn School.

Duties and key result areas:

Support for Pupils:

Attend to the personal needs of pupils including the implementation of personal learning programmes that may include social, health, physical, hygiene and welfare objectives
Supervise and support children in their access of learning
Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and responding to the needs of each individual child
To actively promote inclusive practice within the classroom setting to ensure acceptance of all children
Encourage children to play and interact with one another
Encourage children to engage in, and participate in learning activities lead by the class teacher
To have challenging expectations that encourages children to act independently and build self-esteem
Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the class teacher
Support for the Teacher:

Working under guidance of the teacher.

As a Key Worker you will take responsibility for a group of named children this will involve:

Building good constructive relationships with children, parents/carers and outside agencies to support pupils’ learning and progress
Monitoring and recording the children’s attendance, progress, attainment and development
Tracking progress against targets at agreed time intervals
Reporting to parents
As a TA supporting children’s learning across the Foundation Stage by:

Planning, delivering and resourcing learning activities under the direction and guidance of the class teacher
Effectively communicate the work to the pupils and ensure that pupils are aware of the teacher’s expectations
Encourage pupils to work co-operatively with others to ensure all are engaged and on task
Respond knowledgeably to any questions from pupils
Differentiate the delivery of the learning activities through appropriate questioning, support or extension
Report to teachers on the behaviour of pupils and any issues arising
Create and maintain a purposeful and orderly learning environment in line with lesson planning as provided by the supervising teacher
Assist the supervising teacher with the planning of learning activities
Undertake the maintenance of pupils’ records as directed by the class teacher
Support the teacher in the management of pupil behaviour
Gather information from parents and carers as directed by the class teacher
Establish constructive relationships with parents and carers
As directed by the class teacher / Level 3 Teaching Assistant:

Prepare the classroom prior to a lesson
Clear up after a lesson
Assist with the display of pupils’ work
Report to the classroom teacher, as agreed, on:

Pupil problems
Pupil progress
Pupil achievements
Provide the classroom teacher with clerical and admin support, particularly:

Undertaking bulk photocopying
Word processing
Collecting money
Support for the Curriculum:

Undertake structured and agreed teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
Help pupils to understand instructions
Support pupil learning with respect to all of the local and national learning strategies
Prepare and maintain equipment and resources required to meet learning activities and assist pupils in their use
Support for the School:

Work in such a way as to promote the ethos and vision of the school
Participate in training and development, and activities that contribute to the management of performance
Assist with the management of pupils outside the classroom e.g. lunch times and outside the school e.g. school trips as directed by the class teacher and member of the school’s management
To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required commensurate with the grade of the post
Comply with all school policies relating to:

Health and Safety
Equal Opportunities
Child Protection
Confidentiality and data protection
The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this Job Description are indicative and may vary over time. Post holders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and extent of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.