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Teaching Assistant

Copthorne Primary School, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Job details

Job role
Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Part-time only
Band 5, SP4 – SP6 (£11,794 - £12,271)

Job summary

Core Purpose:

To undertake work/care/support programmes to enable access to and enhance learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Assisting as a member of the classroom team in the supervision of students on work experience, trainees and voluntary helpers with whom the post holder is working

Supervision and Guidance:

To work under the instruction and guidance of teaching & senior staff.

Decision Making:

To make decisions using initiative within established working practices and procedures.

The post holder will be expected to use good common sense and initiative in all matters relating to:

the conduct and behaviour of individuals, groups of pupils and whole classes
the correct use and care of materials by individual and small groups of pupils
the safety, mobility (if required) and hygiene and well being of the pupils.
Key Stakeholders:

Internal contact with staff at all levels across the school and Trust, Parents/Carers, Governors, Community Groups, Social Services, Police, Local Education Authority, Contractors and External Agencies.

Duties & Responsibilities

Support for Pupils

Supervise and provide specific support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety, and access to learning activities and progress.
Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs.
Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and

Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher.
Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes in order to promote pupil learning.
Support for the Teacher

Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work.
Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils achievement, progress, problems etc.
Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed.
Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers.
Provide clerical/admin. support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money, administer coursework etc.
Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.
Assist with the planning of learning activities.
Administer routine tests and invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of pupils’ work.
Support for the curriculum

Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses.
Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, Early years, recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher.
Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use.
Support for the school

Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as
Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime.
Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher.
To support, uphold and contribute to the development of the Council’s Equal Rights policies and practices in respect of both employment issues and the delivery of services to the community.
Adhere to the Schools Professional Code of Conduct for Staff.
Management of Resources

To maintain the confidential nature of information relating to the school, it’s pupils, parents and carers.
The provision, use and storage of equipment and materials used by pupils with whom the post holder is working. General responsibility for the care of all equipment and materials within the classroom/designated area of the school.
Safeguarding and Compliance

Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils and staff within the school
Uphold the School’s policies in respect of Safeguarding and Child Protection
Through example, ensure good order and discipline is maintained among pupils and staff, and that high expectations regarding safeguarding, behaviour and attendance are communicated and adhered to

Applying for the job

Please request an application pack via email :office@copthorneacademy.co.uk

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
550 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Copthorne Primary School

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Teaching Assistant to join Copthorne Primary School.

Copthorne Primary School is a busy and vibrant 2 form entry primary school situated right in the heart of Bradford’s, culturally diverse, Great Horton area, just 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre.

Job Information
We enjoy strong links with our parents and local community, offering a friendly, caring environment where staff and pupils alike are encouraged and supported to do their best.

Arranging a visit to Copthorne Primary School

01274 - 501460

School location

All Saints' Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 3AY

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