Roles: 2 x TA2 individual child support
School: Broadheath Primary School
Salary Scale: Band 3, SCP 6-11 based on experience. Fixed term contract.
Pattern: Mon – Fri 08:45 – 13:00 Term time only.
From: 1st September 2020.
We are looking to appoint two caring, enthusiastic, reliable and dedicated Teaching Assistants. This is an excellent opportunity to join our dedicated, hardworking and supportive team.
To work under the instruction and guidance of teaching staff to undertake work, care and support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area. You may also be required to supervise groups of pupils undertaking activities in non-teaching situations.
The safety of children and young people is paramount here at Broadheath Primary School and we are fully committed to the rigorous implementation of safeguarding procedures and arrangements. All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and references will be taken up.
Applications are welcome from all sections of the community – download the application form here.
Applications to Headteacher, Mrs K Lyde, by 12 noon, 15/07/20
Interviews to take place via Zoom – 21/07/20
To work under the instruction and guidance of teaching staff to undertake work, care and support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area. May be required to supervise groups of pupils undertaking activities in non-teaching situations.
SUPPORT FOR PUPILS
- 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 to individual needs;
- 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 as independently as possible.
SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS
- Prepare classroom, as directed, for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils’ work;
- Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed;
- Undertake pupil record keeping as requested;
- Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate;
- Gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed;
- Provide clerical and admin. support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.
SUPPORT FOR THE CURRICULUM
- Support pupils to understand instructions;
- Support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies as directed by the teacher;
- Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed;
- Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use.
SUPPORT FOR THE SCHOOL
- Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person;
- 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 and participate in relevant meetings as required;
- Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required;
- Assist with the supervision of pupils in non-teaching times, including before and after school and at lunchtime;
- Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher.
As TA1 plus:
- Working with or caring for children of relevant age.
Examples of recommended qualifications, knowledge and training requirements
As TA1 plus:
- Sound Knowledge of the English / Maths and a good overview of Key Stage relevant curriculum;
- Sound knowledge of one or more areas of special need (depending on setting) and Code of Practice for SEN;
- Sound knowledge of the causes and patterns of poor behaviour and strategies to address these;
- Sound knowledge of how children learn and how to create and maximize learning opportunities;
- To be able to work as part of a team and to have food inter-personal relationships;
- To be qualified to NVQ level 2 or working towards NVQ3;
- To have attended significant Inset relevant to job and – in the case of those working with particular SEN pupils – to have become skilled in dealing with particular areas of special need though attending LEA and other providers of specialist training;
- From September 2010 L2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools;
- Sound knowledge of ICT
Knowledge & Skills
As TA1 plus:
- Effective use of ICT to support learning;
- Use of other equipment technology – video, photocopier;
- Understanding of relevant polices/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation;
- General understanding of national/foundation stage curriculum and other basic learning programmes/strategies;
- Basic understanding of child development and learning;
- Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities.