Role Title: Teaching Assistant Level 1 Typically reports to TA Level 1 - Band 1 (scp 6 to 10) £12,614 - £14,013 pro

rata Assistant Head teacher 36.25 Hours Per week, Term Time Only + 2 weeks Purpose of the role (job statement) To assist the Governors and Headteacher in creating, establishing and delivering a vision for the school to ensure that every child succeeds. 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. Principal Responsibilities The person appointed, in addition to carrying out key duties particularly assigned by the Headteacher,  Assist in the implementation of the aims and objectives of the school.  Maintain and develop the distinct ethos and character of the school in accordance with the directions given by the Governors and subject to direction given by the Headteacher.  Be as visible and accessible as possible throughout the school day to provide encouragement and support for students’ learning and, drive an ongoing focus on the school’s distinctive ethos and high expectations.  To work with students from a wide range of backgrounds, and with a wide range of abilities and needs, ranging from those considered to be gifted and talented, to those with a Statement of SEN as directed.  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.  To monitor the progress of a group/s of students you are working with as assigned by the Director of Learning Support, tracking and communicating progress as appropriate.  To identify potential barriers to learning and engage in strategies to overcome these barriers.  To engage in joint target setting and action planning with staff, individuals and groups of students.  To prioritise and plan your time effectively to manage the completion of these tasks via support sessions either within or beyond the school day.  To spend sufficient time and energy talking through issues with students, sometimes acting as the link between the student and their teacher to ensure engagement and progress takes place.  Carry out any other duties commensurate with the grading of the post as directed by the Headteacher The postholder is entitled to a break of reasonable length in the course of each school day. Specific Responsibilities Support for learners:  Assist with the development and implementation of IEPs.  Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom.  Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of selfreliance.  Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement.  Attend to the pupils’ personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, and physical.  Hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.  Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning.  Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs. Support for the teacher:  Work with the teacher to establish an appropriate learning environment, including updating displays  Work with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lessons/work plans as appropriate for students receiving support  Monitor and evaluate pupils’ responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against pre-determined learning objectives.  Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required, to the teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence.  Be responsible for keeping and updating records as agreed with the teacher and contributing to reviews of systems/records as

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Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils. Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher. Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.

Support for the curriculum:  Support pupils to understand instructions.  Implement local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of relevant skills.  Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.  Help pupils to access learning activities through specialist support.  To organise the class resources and displays to create a stimulating environment

Training: There is an expectation that schools will arrange for TA’s to have access to a range of training appropriate to their role. TA’s are expected to engage in professional development.

requested. Accurately record achievement/progress. Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.  Liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers as agreed with the teacher within your role/responsibility and participate in feedback sessions/meetings with parents, or as directed.  Administer and assess routine tests and invigilate exams/tests.  Provide general clerical/admin. support e.g. administer coursework, produce worksheets for agreed activities etc. Support for the school:  Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.  Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.  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 supervise pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.  Attend and participate in regular meetings.  Participate in training and other learning activities as required.  Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others. Additional: Undertake duties as a learning tutor if required  

Indicative qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience  Working with or caring for children of relevant age.  Good numeracy/literacy skills.  Completion of Teacher Assistant Induction Programme.  Participate in development and training opportunities.  To have attended basic TA training at a college of further education (e.g. NCFE level 1 Training) and be working towards NVQ2 or similar qualifications (eg CACHE level 2).  Appropriate knowledge of safeguarding

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Use basic technology – computer, video, and photocopier. Ability to relate well to children and adults. Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these. To be aware of all school policies and procedures. To have some knowledge of NC requirements, especially literacy, numeracy Postgraduate qualification desirable Appropriate first aid training desirable Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these. J Haseldine

JD Created May 2012

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