About the role
Lakeside Primary Academy is looking for an engaging Teaching
Assistant to join their dedicated team. This is a combined role, consisting of
20 hours a week as a Behaviour and Wellbeing Assistant, 8.30am – 12.30pm and 10
hours a week as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant where you will be covering
for the Class Teacher PPA time, 1.15pm-3.15pm.
As a Behaviour and Wellbeing Assistant you may work in small
groups or a one to one basis with children who need additional help to break
down the barriers that are blocking them been able to access their learning
provision and achieve their full potential. You will need to use effective
behaviour management skills, in line with the schools behaviour policy and
other strategies that may be tailored to each child’s individual needs.
You will deliver Social, Mental and Emotional interventions,
identifying any areas in which the children may need additional support.
As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant you will be responsible
for whole class teaching and learning, delivering lessons while the Class
Teacher has PPA time.
You will contribute to the progress reports, observations
and assessment of the children’s learning, identifying any areas of development
and adjusting lessons as appropriate for individual needs.
You may work with smaller groups of children to deliver
intervention groups as and when appropriate.
All new starters with the Trust receive a thorough induction
programme, followed by a programme of training which is targeted to the
role. But it doesn’t stop there, all
staff receive development on an ongoing basis and we actively encourage career
development through a range of continuous professional development and longer
programmes of learning, including apprenticeships.
We offer generous terms and conditions of employment. All our staff have access to a comprehensive
Wellbeing Programme to help you and your family stay healthy. This includes access to free private GP and
nurse appointments, exercise advice and classes, plus a variety of specialist
clinics as well as counselling services.
We also offer significant discounts on many high street shops, online
retailers and travel agents, not to mention free car parking at all our
schools, an enviable pension scheme, sick pay and family friendly policies.
The Trust is striving to be an inclusive and diverse organisation,
where everyone feels able to be themselves and experiences a strong sense of
belonging. The Trust wholeheartedly supports the principle of equality and
diversity in employment and opposes all forms of unfair or unlawful
discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage
and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or
sex. We encourage and support the
recruitment, retention and career development of people from as wide a range as
possible of ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds and seek to develop a
community of staff that accurately represents society as a whole. All applications for employment with the
Trust will be considered against the criteria outlined in the person
specification for the position advertised.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare
of children. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject
to, amongst other things, an enhanced DBS check.
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