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  • Job start date

    3 June 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 35 hours a week, term time only.

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 year

Pay scale

C1

What skills and experience we're looking for

A teaching assistant (Including 1 to 1 SEND) works alongside the classroom teacher, providing support and reinforcement through working with individual pupils or small groups of pupils and supports a range of teaching and learning activities. The objective of this role is to help each pupil reach their full potential under the direction of the classroom teacher.

Main Job Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

  • To reinforce lessons presented by the teacher by reviewing material with pupils individually or in groups and support their Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
  • To provide additional learning support 1-to-1 with a pupil and to a small group of pupils where identified
  • To monitor and support the social and emotional needs of pupils
  • To encourage social integration and individual development of pupils. To develop methods of promoting and reinforcing pupils’ self-esteem.
  • To help teachers prepare for lessons by getting materials ready, setting up equipment and arranging the classroom environment
  • To assist the classroom teacher in directly observing and recording behaviour
  • To help maintain good behaviour in the classroom by ensuring pupils adhere to accepted class rules
  • To maintain the classroom environment in an organised and orderly manner to ensure an optimal learning experience
  • To assist with creating classroom displays of pupils’ work and other classroom displays
  • To assist with maintaining pupil records, including intervention records
  • To provide feedback to the classroom teacher on an individual pupil's and groups’ progress and development
  • To assist with supervision of pupils in class, between classes and during breaktimes
  • To help with extracurricular activities, school events and educational visits
  • To look after children who are unwell or upset
  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, child protection, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection (GDPR), reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Be aware of and support differences and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Qualified to NVQ level 2 or above (or equivalent qualification), OR able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge or experience.
  • Good levels of literacy and numeracy
  • Good knowledge of curriculum
  • Good understanding of child development
  • Experience of working with children
  • Good understanding of safeguarding children.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written with pupils, parents and staff • group work skills
  • effective relationship building skills
  • self-motivated but able to work in a team
  • Reasonably good IT skills (e.g. able to check emails, basic typing)
  • high energy levels and ability to remain positive in a busy school environment
  • patience and ability to remain calm
  • adaptability
  • good sense of humour
  • respect for diversity
  • organisational and planning skills

Education and Experience

  • Qualified to NVQ level 2 or above (or equivalent qualification), OR able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge or experience.
  • Good levels of literacy and numeracy
  • Good knowledge of curriculum
  • Good understanding of child development
  • Experience of working with children
  • Good understanding of safeguarding children.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written with pupils, parents and staff • group work skills
  • effective relationship building skills
  • self-motivated but able to work in a team
  • Reasonably good IT skills (e.g. able to check emails, basic typing)
  • high energy levels and ability to remain positive in a busy school environment
  • patience and ability to remain calm
  • adaptability
  • good sense of humour
  • respect for diversity
  • organisational and planning skills

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written with pupils, parents and staff • group work skills
  • effective relationship building skills
  • self-motivated but able to work in a team
  • Reasonably good IT skills (e.g. able to check emails, basic typing)
  • high energy levels and ability to remain positive in a busy school environment
  • patience and ability to remain calm
  • adaptability
  • good sense of humour
  • respect for diversity
  • organisational and planning skills



What the school offers its staff

The job will be doing a mixture of 1-to-1 support and supporting teaching and learning in class and groups.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Friendly, caring and committed to working with children, particularly those with additional needs
  • Resilient and enjoys working in a supportive, nurturing school environment
  • A team player - someone who can work flexibly, co-operatively and innovatively

In return, we offer you:

- A friendly, caring, well-resourced school environment and a strong team

- Great support and training

The school is committed to safeguarding children. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, successful references and online checks.

Commitment to safeguarding

Sir Robert Geffery’s School is committed to the highest level of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The School is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance.

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About Sir Robert Geffery's Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
217 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01752851362

Single Academy Primary School Trust set in a rural village, but easily accessible from the main A38 into Cornwall approx 5 miles from the Tamar Bridge. Very supportive governing body and school community. The school has extensive grounds with School Farm.

Arranging a visit to Sir Robert Geffery's Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mbarton@sir-robert-gefferys.cornwall.sch.uk.

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