Main Duties and Responsibilities
To instruct students using prepared and provided resources to embed and reinforce previous teaching and learning.
To facilitate cover lessons which seek to give consistency to students’ learning in the absence of their regular teacher
To provide students with the necessary resources for their learning in liaison with Heads of Subject and nominated cover staff
To register and record student attendance in lessons
To answer students’ questions regarding the instructions left by the subject teacher
To maintain existing routines ensuring classes enter and exit classrooms and teaching spaces in an orderly fashion
To ensure a calm and purposeful atmosphere for working during the lesson
To engage all pupils in the pre-set activities
To follow College systems and procedures on the management of behaviour
To undertake appropriate specified tasks in the lesson under the direction of a teacher
To ensure classrooms are left tidy and ready for the next lesson after dismissing the class
To build and maintain supportive relationships with pupils, treating all individuals consistently and with respect and consideration.
To encourage and support the acceptance and inclusion of all pupils
To report to the cover manager at the start and end of each day
To liaise with faculty or subject heads or a representative to answer questions about the provided resources when appropriate
To report back to faculty or subject heads and teachers on the lesson covered and any issues related to cover work
To carry out administrative tasks associated with all the above duties
To attend staff briefings and meetings to keep up to date on issues related to pupils and cover
To undertake professional development as appropriate, including the training days and evenings
To contribute to the overall ethos of the College and to work in accordance with the College’s child protection policies and procedures and to raise any concerns related to such procedures which may be noted during the course of duty.
To be aware of and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislations and procedures including the College’s Equal Opportunities Policy, national legislation [including Health and safety, Data Protection]
To undertake other duties appropriate to the grading of the post as required.
GCSE’s or equivalent to include Maths & English at a C grade or above
Previous experience of working with children
Ability to effectively manage student behaviour in accordance with the College’s policies and procedures
Experience (preferred but not essential):
Previous experience of working with children with complex needs/challenging behaviours within a classroom environment or similar
Experience working with students with diverse backgrounds and learning needs
Strong ability to work with technology and educational software
Knowledge of issues relevant to education and child development
Skills and Abilities:
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Strong organisational and time management skills
A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
Flexible, adaptable and able to handle unexpected changes in schedules.
Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines
Self-motivated and able to work in a team to collaborate with teachers, other support staff and parent to deliver effective support to students
Passion for education and a strong commitment to improving student learning outcomes
Patience, flexibility and creativity
Positive attitude and strong work ethic
Strong commitment to student learning and success
Strong ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism
This role is essential and as such we will be interviewing as suitable candidates apply. We reserve the right to close this role early should vacancies be filled before the closing date. Previous Applicants need not apply.
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