Training and Qualifications
1. It is desirable that applicants hold a level 3 diploma or equivalent in a relevant qualification in supporting teaching and learning in school
Knowledge and Skills
2. Up to date knowledge and expertise in the Foundation Stage/ Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2 and supporting children in class and in the school
3. Knowledge of SEN Code of Practice
4. A record of attendance at recent and relevant In Service training
5. An understanding of how children learn
6. Experience of supporting the teacher with a variety of activities in the class
7. To be familiar with and able to put into practice safeguarding policies and procedures.
8. An understanding of safeguarding
Experience and Interests
9. Experience of supporting children in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2
10. An ability to liaise and communicate effectively with a variety of adults and children
11. A commitment to provide a broad, balanced curriculum to meet the needs of all the children
12. A concern and understanding for children
13. The ability to establish good relationships
14. The ability to use initiative when necessary
15. An awareness of Equal Opportunities
16. Qualities of sensitivity, humour, enthusiasm, thoroughness and confidentiality
17. Qualities for working in a team
The successful candidate will be able to support individual pupils in a caring, patient and compassionate way, ensuring their pastoral and academic needs are met. You will work excellently as part of a team, have good communication skills, be enthusiastic, fair and kind. It is essential that you are able to follow school procedures. You will need to have experience of working with children with additional needs and be suitably qualified (please see the details in the person specification).
This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of established teams and to bring high standards of teaching and learning to our Trust.
You will provide curricular and pastoral support in our thriving and friendly school. The role is exciting and varied; ideal opportunities for anyone wishing to explore a career in working with children. The successful candidate will enjoy a varied daily routine as part of a close team.
Teaching Assistants at LEO Academy Trust are employed to meet the needs of the child which means that you can be placed in any year group and moved throughout the year, you will be expected to support SEND needs, lead intervention groups as well as supporting the class teacher with general TA duties. The specifics of your role may change throughout the year depending on the needs of the school.
There will be an emphasis on helping in the classrooms across the year groups but the list below will offer an idea of what else is to be expected, although it is not exhaustive.
- Support groups of children with their learning under the guidance of a teacher
- Support individual children e.g. special needs, children needing additional support
- Provide supervisory support during break time.
- Accompany classes on day and residential trips.
- Provide reprographic support and mount work ready to display.
All employees of the Trust are deemed to be in regulated activity with children and as such, all offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and for this role, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed amongst other checks as appropriate.
All shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a declaration regarding offences and have references requested (unless agreed otherwise), prior to the interview.
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