Teaching Assistant

Temporary Teaching Assistant required to start asap until the end of the Summer Term 2017. £7.58p/h, f/t during term time, to work with a child on a one to one basis.

Experience of working with children with high level SEN needs is preferable. GCSE Grade C and above in Maths and Literacy essential. Applicants must be supportive, reliable and adaptable in order to meet the daily needs of the school.

Applications should be posted to the Headteacher or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Closing date for all applications is noon on 24th February 2017.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

The successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check prior to employment.







TITLE                                                   Generalist Teaching Assistant

                                                            (Level 1)

SCHOOL                                              Heathcoat Primary School


LINE MANAGER                                  Team Leader/Senco


GRADE                                                B






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.  Work might occasionally, but not regularly, take place outside the main teaching area.




To work under direct supervision/instruction to support access to learning by:


§  Attending to the welfare and personal care of pupils including those with special educational needs

§  Working with small groups or one to one

§  Undertaking general clerical/organisational support for the teacher




Support the teacher by:


§  Preparing the classroom as directed for lessons and clearing afterwards

§  Assisting with the display of pupils work

§  Being aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and reporting these to the teacher as agreed

§  Undertaking pupil record keeping as requested

§  Being aware of/working within planned learning activities

§  Occasional contribution to planning e.g. for individual pupils, general literacy/numeracy

§  Working with the teacher in managing pupil behaviour and reporting difficulties as appropriate

§  Gathering/reporting information from/to parents/carers as directed

§  Invigilating/administering routine tests/exams

§  Providing clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.

Supporting pupils by:


§  Supervising and providing support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning

§  Attending to the pupils personal needs, and implementing related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters

§  Establishing good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs

§  Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils

§  Encouraging pupils to interact with others and to engage in activities led by the teacher

§  Encouraging pupils to act independently as appropriate


Support the curriculum by:


§  Supporting pupils to understand instructions

§  Supporting pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, early years etc. as directed by the teacher

§  Supporting pupils using ICT as directed

§  Preparing and maintaining equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assisting pupils in their use


Support the school by:


§  Being aware of and complying with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, and reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

§  Being aware of and supporting difference and ensuring all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop

§  Contributing to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school

§  Appreciating and supporting the role of other professionals

§  Attending relevant meetings as required

§  Participating in training and other learning activities and performance development as required

§  Assisting with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes as required

§  Accompanying teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required






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