Learning Support Assistant

Two Mile Ash School, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK8 8LH

This job expired on 21 January 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    21 January 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 January 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (Ending 31st August 2023)



Learning Support Assistant job summary

Salary: Grade F - £19,336.00 (includes holiday pay) FTE: £25,481.00 32.5 hours per week – 08:30 to 15:30 Inspiring Futures through Learning (IFtL) is a family of schools who inspire all of our futures through learning together. At IFtL, we are never alone. We know we are stronger together – one united family striving for excellence for all, in everything we do. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to join Two Mile Ash School as a Cover Supervisor. As a Cover Supervisor you will be required to participate in a bespoke outstanding professional development programme and will be required to teach independently, following guidelines outlined by the class teacher’s planning, as well as provide timely marking and feedback to support the children’s learning. The pastoral care at Two Mile Ash is our first and foremost priority, therefore having children at the very heart of what you do is essential. Applicants should be highly motivated, have high expectations and enjoy working in an environment that proudly puts children first. Two Mile Ash School provides a professional, warm, and friendly environment, which strives to continuously improve standards for our children’s education. As part of the Inspiring Futures through Learning Multi Academy Trust, successful candidates will have full access to our staff benefits package, including a bespoke CPD package through the Trust, enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave, Employee Assistance Programme, LGPS Pension with a minimum of 22% monthly employer contribution. In addition, access to an Employee Benefits Scheme including discount on gym memberships, cinema tickets, retail discounts, cycle to work scheme and much more. The full job description, person specification and application form are available from https://www.tmaschool.com/about/vacancies/ Application forms to be sent by email (or sent directly to the Reception at TMA) to kkitson@iftl.co.uk (CVs not accepted). Closing date for applications: Noon on Friday 21st January Interviews to be held on Thursday 27th January Inspiring Futures Through Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All employees are expected to share this commitment, to follow IFtL’ s safeguarding policies and procedures and to behave appropriately towards children at all times, both in work and in their personal lives. All posts within IFtL are defined as Regulated Activity and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced with Barred List Criminal Records Bureau check. Overseas checks will be required where applicable. At IFtL, we are relentlessly driven by our pursuit of excellence and high expectations of learning, behaviour and respect for every member of our community. We welcome the richness of diversity within our schools and our wider society, with equality for all being underpinned in all that we do. We will consider any reasonable adjustments under the terms of The Equality Act 2010, to enable an applicant with a disability (as defined under the Act) to meet the requirements of the post.

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includes holiday pay

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About Two Mile Ash School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
681 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Contact email
Contact phone number
01908 562262

Purpose of job

To work with teachers to plan, organise, deliver and support teaching and learning activities for classes. The primary focus is to do specified work with individuals, groups and whole classes under the direction and supervision of a qualified teacher. Level 4 roles will also be required to provide short-term cover supervision to whole classes on a scheduled and unscheduled basis.

TA Level 4 post holders take responsibility for the management of Teaching Assistants and other classroom support staff across the school.

Key Objectives

• To complement the professional work of Teachers/ Head teacher by leading and delivering learning objectives and whole lessons to children and young people as directed
• Plan and deliver learning activities to pupils within agreed system of supervision, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/ needs whilst also delivering local and national learning strategies and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of pupils’ skills
• Manage the work and development of other classroom support staff throughout the school.
• Support part of a faculty or department in school, supporting this team on achieving long-term development targets for this area.
• Assess the needs of pupils using detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support learning and establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations as well as develop and implement IEPs for identified children.
• Organise and manage an appropriate learning environment and resources, to include teaching and learning objectives as planned by the class teacher.
• Evaluate and adjust lessons/ work plans as appropriate within lessons, following an agreed system of supervision pre and prior to lessons.
• Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher, as appropriate.
• Supervise individuals, groups and whole classes throughout the day, including teaching and supervision in the classroom, dining room and playground.
• Escort and supervise pupils on educational and out of school activities.
• Level 4 duties may be considered to include any individual tasks listed at Level 1, 2 or 3 when necessary and instructed by the class teacher.

IFTL benefits from a flexible approach to working arrangements – because of this, the tasks and responsibilities listed here are not definitive. Head Teachers may require particular additional duties to be undertaken to suit the specific school’s requirements and these may be incorporated in the role requirements as long as they are at a similar and appropriate level to the other listed duties

Under the guidance of the Head Teacher, manage the work of Teaching Assistants in the school by
scheduling classes, managing temporary absences, dealing with escalated administrative issues,
providing feedback on performance and development as required and other appropriate
supervisory duties.
• Work with pupils not working to the normal timetable
• Assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment
• Be responsible for the preparation, maintenance and control of stocks of materials and resources
• Work is normally carried out in the classroom or similar environments, which may sometimes involve exposure to noise or other unpleasant conditions

Work Profile
• Liaise with other staff and other relevant professionals and provide information about pupils as appropriate
• Invigilate exams and tests
• Attend to pupil’s personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, special medical needs, physical hygiene and welfare matters with appropriate training/support
• To adhere to school local and national authority’s guidelines and exercise professional discretion at all times.
• Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
• Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
• Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
• Attend relevant meetings
• To maintain confidentiality

Other information
IFTL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. All employees are expected to share this commitment, to follow the Trust’s safeguarding policies and procedures and to behave appropriately towards children and vulnerable adults at all times, both in work and in their personal lives.

All school based posts are defined as Regulated Activity and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced with Barred List Criminal Records Bureau check

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