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
21 January 2022 at 12pm (midday)
7 January 2022
About Two Mile Ash School
- School type
- Academy, ages 7 to 11
- Education phase
- View all Primaryjobs
- School size
- 681 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 7 to 11
- Ofsted report
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- School website
- Two Mile Ash School website (opens in a new tab)
- 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.
• 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
• 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
• 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
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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