Para Professional (Teaching Assistant ) - 30hours p/w Term Time Only

Davidson Primary Academy, Croydon, Surrey

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Job details

Working pattern Part-time only
Salary £20,797 to £20,797 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

• Where appropriate, act as an amanuensis (scribe) for the pupil
• To continually liaise, advise and consult with other members of the team supporting the children
• Contribute to the identification and execution of appropriate out of school learning activities which consolidate and extend work carried out in the learning environment
• Take responsibility for planning and development of the provision for intervention groups and adapt as necessary
• To assist teachers with the preparation of classroom resources and displays as required
• To be accountable for children's progress and meet challenging progress targets
• Track and report on pupil progress at regular intervals and ensure that target tracker is updated accordingly
• To have a good understanding of current educational theory and practice
• To identify and remove any barriers to learning that a pupil may have and identify and support the needs of individual children in their learning and development as appropriate, whether one to one, in a small group or whole class setting
• Act as designated first aider and attend to children's particular medical needs and accommodate their disabilities and if relevant, ensure that care plans are implemented
• Actively pursue opportunities for further training and career development such that a correspondingly improved skill set impacts positively on learning opportunities
• Support the leadership and management of the academy in its aims, objectives and aspirations

• Comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
• Undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, as required to ensure the efficient and effective running of the Department/Section

Undertake any other duties as directed by the Principal/Head Teacher/Assistant Head Teacher

Specific Responsibilities & Duties:

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.
• To support, promote and encourage Trust activities
• Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the Trust and be aware of and support diversity and ensure equal opportunities for all.
• Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required and be able to recognise strengths and share areas of expertise and skills with others and advise as appropriate
• Undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, as required to ensure the efficient and effective running of the Department/Section
• Actively pursue opportunities for further training and career development such that a correspondingly improved skill set impacts positively on learning opportunities.
• Support the leadership and management of the academy in its aims, objectives and aspirations.
• Comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
• The willingness and ability to be deployed in any school/academy within the Trust as the need arises
• To undertake any such duties as directed by the Principal
• To uphold personal standards in public
• To be aware of adhere to and promote policies and procedures and ensure you are responsible for ensuring that you and other staff adhere to updates and amendments
• To undertake your professional requirements related to training by taking initiative and making appropriate requests for specific and relevant training to ensure and sustain appropriate levels of expertise and commensurate competencies

Essential educational requirements

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Essential qualifications

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Essential skills and experience

Education & Experience
• To have a high degree of literacy and numeracy skills
• Attend induction training; training as appropriate and training relevant to the post, including behaviour management and Child Protection training
• A minimum of two years’ experience of working with children (either paid or unpaid capacity) preferably in an education setting

Knowledge and Understanding
• Ability to work collaboratively with schools networks, outside agencies and professionals
• Knowledge of the requirements of the National Literacy and Numeracy strategies
• Exhibit secure understanding of effective behaviour management strategies
• To know and practice safeguarding procedures
• Understanding of First Aid procedures

Skills
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Good organisational and time management skills
• Sound IT skills to support learning

Employee benefits

For more information and to apply for this position please download an Applicant Pack (containing full Job Description), and an Application Form from either Davidson Primary Academy Website www.davidsonprimary.com or via the Chancery Education Trust website http://www.chanceryeducation.com/vacancies/
or email office@chanceryeducation.com

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 218 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Davidson Primary Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email office@chanceryeducation.com

About Davidson Primary Academy

School location

Dartnell Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6JA