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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    28 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£26,421.00 Annually (FTE) NJC Pay Scale E

SEND Teaching Assistant job summary

Salary Range: NJC Pay Scale E - £26.421 - Full time equivalent

32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Purpose of job

Support access to learning for specific pupils with special educational needs or groups of children who require additional support and providing general support to the teacher in the management of pupils, both in and out of the classroom.


Support a pupil or pupils to understand instructions and encourage independent learning wherever possible.

Attend to a pupil or pupils additional needs and assist the implementation of related personal programmes, including social, basic medical, First Aid, physical, hygiene and welfare matters with appropriate training/support.

Provide learning activities for individuals and groups of pupils under the professional direction and supervision of a qualified teacher, differentiating and adapting learning programmes to suit the needs of allocated pupils.

Prepare the learning environment as directed for lessons and clear up learning environment and resources.

Assist with the planning and preparation of activities and in the delivery of local and national initiatives

Provide short term ad hoc cover supervision of classes.

Assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment as agreed with the teacher.

Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher, as appropriate.

Assist with the display of pupils’ work.

Develop and maintain positive communication and information sharing with parents, when required.

Supervise individuals and groups of pupils throughout the day, including supervisions in the classroom, playground and dining areas.

Escort and supervise pupils on educational and out of school activities.

Schools benefit 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.


Have familiarity with all relevant EHCP and SEND documents specific to individual children within the class or year group.

Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher.

Select and adapt appropriate resources/methods to facilitate agreed learning activities.

Monitor and record pupil responses and learning achievements, drawing any problems which cannot be resolved to the attention of the teacher.

Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate. Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

Work is normally carried out in the classroom or similar environment, which may sometimes involve exposure to noise or other unpleasant conditions


Work with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lessons/work plans as appropriate.

Establish good relationships with the individual pupil, pupils and parents, acting as role model and ensure awareness of individual needs, responding appropriately when appropriate.

Prepare and present displays.

Encourage the pupil or pupils to interact with others constructively and engage in activities led by the teacher.

Attend to pupil’s personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, specific medical needs, physical hygiene and welfare matters with appropriate training/support

Undertake a pupil or pupils record keeping as requested.

Gather/report information from/ to parents/ carers as directed.

Adhere to school, local and national authority guidelines, exercising professional discretion at all times.

Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, 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, when required

Maintain confidentiality at all times

Commitment to safeguarding

Glebe Farm School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; all staff are expected to share this commitment and all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with previous employers, prior to interview. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required for all successful applicants.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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