Under the instruction and guidance of the Principal
or class teacher to provide safe, high quality education and care to children.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support for Pupils
1. To attend to the educational,
personal and social needs of pupils and any other requirements depending on the
pupil’s needs and, wherever possible, make these part of the learning
experience (this may include toileting, other hygiene needs, help with dressing
and/or assisting with feeding if necessary).
2. T o maintain the key-person system and act as a
key-person to a small group of children liaising closely with parents/carers
and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met; to keep appropriate
3. To promote and support the inclusion of all
pupils in the learning activities in which they are involved and to contribute
to the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, moral and spiritual
development of all the children.
4. To be aware of, and value, each child’s
cultural, racial and linguistic background and to ensure that regardless of
age, gender or ability all children have equal access to curriculum provision.
5. Under agreed school procedures, to
give first aid/medicine where necessary; assist with programmes of special care
under the direction of the appropriate specialist.
6. Whilst it will mainly involve
supporting children in the Nursery class,
support for a named pupil or pupils with an Education Health and Care Plan may
be required. This will be at the direction of
the Principal, Special Educational
Needs and Disability Co-ordinator, (SENDCO) or the classroom teacher.
7. To assist with preparation for
school visits and the supervision of pupils on such visits, in liaison with the
Educational Visits Coordinator.
Support for Teachers
1. In consultation with the class teacher and
Nursery team, identify and provide for the needs of individual children within
the class and to contribute towards the weekly planning in line with the Early
2. To participate in all systems of pupil
observation and assessment related to the Early Years Foundation Stage.
3. To help to prepare, set up and maintain the
learning environment each day.
4. To efficiently prepare, maintain and use
classroom teaching materials and equipment, including organising the use of
audio/visual and ICT equipment, bearing in mind the efficient use of school
resources (this may include photocopying, arranging displays of work etc).
Support for the School
1. To work collaboratively with
colleagues as part of a professional team, in particular the class teacher, the
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and other members
of support staff; working at all times within the
school’s policies and procedures.
2. To assist in the general efficient
operation of the school, including providing cover for other support staff
across the school where necessary and as directed by the Principal.
3. To attend staff meetings,
participate in performance management arrangements and undertake training and
4. To maintain confidentiality at all
times in respect of school-related matters and to prevent disclosure of
confidential or sensitive information.
5. To undertake tasks of a similar
nature and level, as directed by the Principal.
Please note, while every effort has been made to explain the
duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may
not be identified.
Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request
from the line manager/Principal to undertake work of a similar level that is
not specified in this job description.
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