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  • Closing date

    1 June 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    8 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,893.00 - £25,119.00 Annually (FTE) Pro Rata for hours and weeks worked

EAL Teaching Assistant job summary

Job description

Job title:

EAL Teaching Assistant


Scale H4 Points 6-9

Salary range: £23,893 - £25,119 (FTE)

Pro Rata salary for hours and weeks worked

Hours / weeks:

37 hours / week, term time only plus 5 INSET days

Contract type:


Reports to:


Job purpose
  • To support the education of EAL students in order to overcome barriers to learning and to achieve their potential.

  • To contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the Academy.

Main responsibilities
  • Helping students to access the content of lessons and to respond to tasks given.

  • Helping to promote the development of the student’s literacy and numeracy skills so that he / she can achieve his / her potential in both.

  • Teaching EAL students in a one-to-one situation or small groups.

  • Assisting with the production of appropriate material for students for whom English is an additional language.

  • Carrying out basic administrative tasks within the department, as appropriate.

  • Assisting with school and home liaison

  • Assisting with an induction programme for new students.

  • Monitoring & developing student’s attention, listening and concentration skills.

  • Monitoring student’s social communication and interaction and to implement actions that will promote positive development in these and integration with his peers.

  • Helping the student to develop his verbal comprehension, extend his expressive language and clarity of speech.

  • Promoting and supporting group work and both structured & unstructured activities that will provide opportunities for the student to develop the above skills & to experience & recognise success.

  • Monitoring and attend to student’s behavioural and emotional needs and to promote his

wellbeing, self-awareness and independence.

  • To be a key worker and named contact for the student(s).

  • To liaise with staff in order to ensure that awareness of their needs remains high profile.

  • Attend INSET sessions and meetings as necessary and appropriate.

  • Be aware of and comply with policies & procedures relating to child protection; equal opportunities; health safety and security; confidentiality and data protection and to report all concerns to an appropriate person.

  • The above list of principal duties & responsibilities is not necessarily a complete statement. Alterations & further duties may be necessary & will be subject to consultation.

  • The post holder is expected to accept any reasonable changes to his / her job description.

  • To be able to adapt his / her work to address the specific needs of the student.

The duties and responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present. This role will be reviewed annually as part of the performance appraisal process and the post holder is expected to accept any reasonable alterations that may from time to time be necessary.

Westfield Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young people. To meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Person specification


Essential (or expected to train / qualify to that standard)


  • Polite and courteous

  • Confidentiality, probity & integrity

  • Excellent time management

  • Ability to be flexible in approach to work as part of a team

  • Ability to understand the needs of students, staff and professionals

  • Excellent organisational skills

Qualifications & training

  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent, including English and Maths GCSE (A*-C or 4+)

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Certificate

  • Experience of working with EAL students

Relevant experience

  • Experience of working in education

  • Experience of working with young people

  • Proven track record of working within a team

  • Computer literate

  • Uses own initiative

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Willingness to learn new skills and acquire new areas of knowledge

  • Enjoy working as part of a hardworking, supportive and friendly team

  • Understanding and sensitive to others

  • Keen to develop the role

Personal qualities

  • Strong people skills, fair minded and able to communicate well to a variety of audiences

  • Sense of humour, patience and flexibility

  • Able to interest effectively with staff, parents, students and outside agencies

  • Team player, willing to share in key decision making

Commitment to safeguarding

Westfield Academy and it's Trust Board fully recognise that they have a duty of care to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children. We recognise that all members of the school community, including volunteers and Trustees, will at all times play a full and active part in protecting our students from harm.

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About Westfield Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1319 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Westfield Academy. We are an over-subscribed, high-performing, non-selective Academy. We have been a consistently "Good" OFSTED school since 2012, with our most recent inspection being December 2019. During my time as Headteacher, our students have consistently achieved some of the best exam results in South West Herts.

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