Teaching Assistant

Fairfield Spencer Academy, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 7HB

This job expired on 17 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    4 July 2022

  • Application deadline

    17 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    3 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



NJC 4- 6 (£16470 - £17136)

Teaching Assistant job summary

Purpose of Role:

To contribute to School objectives by effectively and efficiently undertaking a range of duties to support the excellent teaching and learning of pupils; providing general and specific assistance to pupils in all aspects of the curriculum under the strategic direction of the Principal and with daily guidance and supervision from the classroom teacher.

To promote and actively support the values and ethos of the school.

It is essential that the post-holder takes all reasonable steps to ensure they positively contribute to their continuous professional development.

Confidentiality must be maintained at all times, unless safeguarding concerns prevent this.

Nature and Scope

Working as part of this important team you will be required to carry out the following duties. The nature of the Academy Year requires some of these tasks to be done regularly whilst others will be on an annual cycle.

The post holder will be expected to use all Trust standard computer hardware and software packages where appropriate.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Under the professional direction and supervision of a qualified teacher, deliver planned activities for individuals and groups to allocated pupils, in small groups or individually, differentiating and adapting learning programmes to suit individual need.

2. Contribute to the lesson planning and delivery of a variety of classroom activities, visits, including the preparation of materials, within the framework set by the teacher.

3. To actively engage in the use of a range of ICT tools and equipment employed in the classroom to enrich teaching and learning.

4. To support the teacher in the delivery of specific Educational Health and Care Plans for those pupils’ with Special Educational Needs / Disability, in liaison with health care/other professionals.

5. Provide short term cover supervision of classes.

6. Plan and evaluate specialist learning activities, preparing reports and records for the teacher as required.

7. Using Teaching and Learning objectives support the teacher in monitoring, assessing and recording of pupil progress/activities, writing reports and records as required.

8. Prepare the learning environment and resources as per plans, including photocopying, filing and the display and presentation of pupils work whilst contributing to ensuring a safe environment.

9. Sourcing and purchase of equipment/resources as directed by the teacher, within a designated budget and assist in the collection/safe storage of monies from pupils/parents as required.

10. Promote outstanding pupil behaviour for learning and support social and emotional well-being, reporting any problems to the teacher and/or child Protection Lead as appropriate and in line with school policies.

11. Assist pupils with eating, dressing and hygiene as required whilst encouraging independence.

12. Provide intimate care and First Aid to pupils as necessary and appropriate.

13. Responsible for supervision and safe use of equipment and materials including classroom, PE/games/gymnasium, internally and externally ensuring the careful use of the school premises/site by pupils in your care.

14. Contribute to the training and assessment of work experience students and support the work of volunteers as appropriate, within the classroom.

15. Develop and maintain appropriate professional relationships with pupils, teachers, support staff, parents/carers, governors, external professionals and agencies.

16. Promote and support the role of parent/carers in pupils’ learning and enabling constructive information sharing about progress and achievement.

17. Share information about pupils with other staff, parents/carers, internal and external agencies as appropriate.

18. Participate in the delivery of local and national initiatives, as determined by the class teacher.


• Work in a professional manner and with integrity and maintain confidentiality of records and information.
• Act in accordance with all school policies and procedures and relevant legislation, particularly in relation to child protection, health and safety and behaviour management.
• To understand your shared responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of all pupils and staff.

• Maintain up to date knowledge in line with national changes and legislation as appropriate to the role.
• Be aware of and comply with all Academy policies including in particular Health and Safety and Safeguarding.
• Participate in the Academy Appraisal process and undertake professional development as required.
• Actively participate in and contribute to staff meetings and INSET
• Adhere to all internal and external deadlines.
• Contribute to the overall aims and ethos of the Spencer Academies Trust and establish constructive relationships with nominated Academies and other agencies as appropriate to the role.

These above-mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive, the post-holder maybe required to carry out other duties as required by the Trust.

Deadline for applications: 17th May 2022
Interviews will take place on: 23rd May 2022

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About Fairfield Spencer Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
623 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Contact phone number
0115 9179266

Fairfield Primary Academy is part of the Spencer Academies Trust. At Fairfield children are at the heart of everything we do. We want them to be excited by the curriculum, challenged to achieve their full potential and to SHINE.

We celebrate diverse talents, skills and interests within our school community and we look forward to inviting candidates to contribute new ideas and experiences to our team. We are particularly keen to hear from teaching assistants who are passionate about making a difference to each child through our knowledge-engaged SHINE curriculum. You will be prepared to go the extra mile and have the ability to make learning purposeful, fun and engaging.

At Fairfield you will benefit from being part of a very committed and dedicated team who support each other, laugh in the staffroom and strive to do the best for our community!

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