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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week. Term Time Only + 5 days

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

Main purpose of the job:

To support teachers with their teaching role and the development and education of young people, including those with additional social, emotional and mental health needs, by utilising detailed knowledge and specialist skills. (Training provided)

  • Supervise the activities of individuals or groups of children, ensuring their safety and facilitating social and emotional development.
  • Use skills to undertake activities necessary to meet the physical and emotional needs of students.
  • Use skills to engage students on an intellectual and social level.
  • Undertake activities necessary to foster the intellectual; and social development of young people.
  • Be able to lone work, if and when required.
  • Monitor and report individual student progress, achievements, problems and developmental needs to the classroom teacher.
  • Assist the classroom teacher in the planning of and delivery of work to individuals and groups of children.

Responsibilities, duties & tasks:

Under the direction and guidance of the teacher:

  • Assist the teacher with learning activities generally.
  • Contribute to the planning of work to meet the needs of individual needs of individual students.
  • Contribute to the formulation of Individual Success Plans
  • Carry out appropriate activities as planned within Riversides or with groups of students including administration of assessments.
  • Display and present student’s work.
  • Prepare and organise teaching resources including the checking and maintaining of classroom equipment and materials including control of stock within the classroom.
  • Prepare resources for lessons and activities.
  • General supervision, support and guidance of students within the procedures of the school and/or service- understanding that those who require the most support and care are those who present as wanting it least.
  • Assist the teacher in liaising with parents and professionals such as speech therapists, Attendance Officer, School Nurse, Outreach Teacher.
  • Help the teacher with tasks as directed.
  • Hear children read or supporting students individually or in small groups as a key worker.
  • Enable student independence whilst supporting with tasks when required.
  • Answer questions from students.
  • Provide support for the Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Creative subjects and personal development.
  • Assist with the supervision of young people within school.
  • Assist the students to access routines within the classroom.
  • Prepare or modify work for the student under the direction of the class teacher, differentiate and support the student in carrying out this work.
  • Assist in the implementation of programmes designed by other professionals such as educational psychologists and speech & language therapists.
  • Contribute to meetings to discuss the specific student’s progress.
  • Mindful of the need to maintain a safe and secure environment at all times, using physical intervention as appropriate.
  • Adhere to and maintain school routines, codes of conduct and comply with school policies.
  • Support the ethos of the school and Central Learning Partnership Trust
  • Assist with the support of group activities within and away from the classroom i.e. PE & educational visits and to adhere to risk assessments accordingly.
  • Ensure that students are able to safely use equipment and materials provided and be aware of the range of resources available.
  • Promote student independence in learning, and reinforcing the young person’s self-esteem through praise and encouragement and strong positive relationships.
  • Safeguard all students according to the school policy.
  • To use behaviour management strategies in line with the school’s policy and procedures which will include training in Team Teach.

General duties:

  • Maintain own personal & professional development to meet the changing nature of the job, participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support other staff in their development and training.
  • Undertake such duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this job.
  • Undertake health & safety duties commensurate with the post and/or as detailed in the schools Health & Safety policy.

What the school offers its staff

32.5 hours per week. Term Time Only + 5 days.

Scale/Grade: CLPT07 – CLPT11 £24,294 - £25,979

Actual Salary: CLPT07 £18,355

Small class sizes of up to 8 students

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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About Riversides School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 16
School size
70 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 16

Arranging a visit to Riversides School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kate.shutler@riversidesschool.co.uk.

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