Teaching Assistant in the Area Resource Base

Contract: Permanent; 8.45-12.30pm, Monday to Friday, term time only plus inset. £7.83-88ph.

Job title: SEN Teaching Assistant

Responsible to: Teaching staff/Headteacher

Main purpose of the job:

We are looking to appoint an experienced teaching assistant to take a pro-active role in the support of the educational, social and physical needs of pupils; to support the curriculum and the ARB through the provision of a high level of assistance in the practical organisation of class activities, undertaking group work and ensuring the welfare and development of pupils in the ARB.

Duties and responsibilities:

1. To assist individuals and groups of children in developing knowledge, skills and attitudes as defined by the Curriculum. To take into account the learning support involved to aid the children to learn as effectively as possible.

2. To establish supportive relationships with the pupil/s concerned and to encourage acceptance and inclusion of all pupils.

3. To encourage social integration and individual development of pupils. To develop methods of promoting and reinforcing pupils’ self-esteem.

4. To assist in preparing, using and maintaining relevant teaching resources, including wall displays. To ensure that basic classroom materials are available for use.

5. To assist with lunch and break time supervision of children on a rota basis.

6. To accompany children on educational visits and outings as supervised by the ARB Teacher.

7. To assess, monitor and record children’s progress in relation to IEP’s, and to feedback to the SENCO/Teacher with regard to children’s progress and the success of IEP’s, including making recommendations for alterations to improve the effectiveness of IEP’s.

8. To assess, monitor and record children’s progress, health, behaviour and general wellbeing. To feedback any information (including concerns) regarding the well-being and educational needs of children to the Teacher or Head of Primary Learning as appropriate.

9. To be aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/Teacher/school work and to ensure the confidentiality of such sensitive information.

10. To supervise an individual or small group of children within a class under the overall control of the Teacher.

11. To carry out administrative tasks associated with all of the above duties as directed by the Class Teacher.

12. To remain aware and work within all relevant school working practices, polices and procedures.

13. To attend staff meetings and school-based INSET as required.

14. The post holder is responsible for his/her own self-development on a continuous basis.

15. To be aware of and work in accordance with the school’s child protection policies and procedures and to raise any concerns relating to such procedures which may noted during the course of duty.

16. To be aware of and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures including the Schools Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Conduct, national legislation (including Health and Safety, Data Protection).

17. To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the department.