Job title: Teaching Assistant
Salary: OAT Grade 2, SCP 3-5, £17,901 - £18,558 Pro rata (FTE
£20,812 - £21,575)
Contract weeks: Term Time, working 39 weeks; Term time, plus 5 x INSET
Hours of work: 37 hours per week; Monday to Thursday 8am to 4pm &
Friday 8am to 3.30pm
Reporting to: SENCO
of the role; Academy based
To support teachers by
helping to supervise activities in the classroom to enhance the learning of the
student with SEND. The support may be
provided in groups or on a 1 to 1 basis. The role of a teaching assistant in
the Academy is vital in helping students improve their literacy and numeracy
skills and to
ensure compliance with the SEN Code of Practice.
Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities
· To work under the
direction of the Teaching Staff, SENCO.
with individuals or small groups of students in the classroom under the direct
supervision of teaching staff.
Implement planned learning activities/teaching
programmes as agreed with the teacher, adjusting activities to students’
responses as appropriate.
Participate in planning and evaluation
of learning activities with the teacher.
Support independent learning
and inclusion of all students.
May work with individual students
with special educational needs and/or with students for whom English is not
their first language.
Provide feedback to students
in relation to attainment and progress under the direction of the teacher.
May assist with the
development of individual development plans for students e.g. SSPs
To plan and deliver
enrichment sessions to support SEN students.
Monitor progress of
Commitment to safeguarding
in line with our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
To maintain a high profile and promote a high standard
of behaviour around the school in lesson and unstructured time.
To prepare paperwork and attend meetings (internal and
external) as required.
To support SEN students during unstructured times.
To support with exam invigilation and break time
May assist escorting pupils on educational visits.
To monitor and check that banks of work in the inclusion
zone are up to date and suitable for the students when needed.
Establish good relationships with students, acting as
a role model and responding to individual needs
Encouraging students to interact with others and engage
Helping to plan lessons by preparing materials and
job description sets out the key outcomes required. It does not specify in detail the activities
required to achieve these outcomes.
a term of your employment you may reasonably be expected to perform duties of a
similar or related nature to those outlined in the job description.
job description will be reviewed and updated periodically in order to ensure
that it relates to the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes.
This procedure will be conducted by the Principal/Manager in consultation with
the postholder. In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on
reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible management reserves the
right to make changes to the job description following consultation.
participate in the Academy’s arrangements for performance management,
professional development, quality assurance and internal verification.
have due regard at all times to the Academy’s policies, organisation and
arrangements for Health & Safety at Work.
a recognised First Aider, to provide First Aid if needed.
provide a high-quality service to students, parents, visitors and staff,
working as a member of a team and providing cover and support to colleagues as
make effective use of the Academy’s technology and procedures, taking care to
seek best value in activities that have a financial impact.
maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking
duties for the academy.
undertake such other duties appropriate to the grade of the post as the
Principal may from time to time reasonably determine.
NVQ Level 2 in related area, or equivalent experience, Math's and English GCSE level C or equivalent level 2 key skills. Ability to engage constructively and relate to young people, and establish positive relationships with staff, students and parents. Ability to promote and demonstrate positive values, attitudes and behaviours and be able to demonstrate a high degree of emotional resilience and ability to deal with complex and challenging behaviour. Able to effectively communicate and keep calm under pressure, Competent use of ICT and an understanding of the education system, and ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of safeguarding . Work at all times in line with the academies polices and procedures.
staff are part of a whole Academy team.
Each individual is required to support the values and ethos of the
Academy and Academy priorities as defined in the Academy Improvement Plan. This will mean focusing on the needs of
colleagues, parents and students and being flexible in a busy and sometimes
In line with KCSIE 2023, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches as part of due diligence checks.
to the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of
Criminal Record Disclosure to be undertaken.
Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose
whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and
if so, for which offences. This post
will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4, (2), of the Rehabilitation of Offenders
1974 (exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986.
Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about
convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the
Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to
disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by
the Academy. The fact that a pending
charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not
necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.
Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. We pride ourselves on ensuring that all students are able to learn in an environment which is both safe and supportive, whilst recognising the individual needs of all our students.
In order to support the safeguarding work undertaken here at the academy, we have a dedicated safeguarding team who are available should you or your child have concerns about any safeguarding issues.
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.