Location: Ashlawn School
Teaching Assistants make the education of their students their first concern, and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. Teaching Assistants act with honesty and integrity; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teaching assistants up-to-date and are self-critical; forge positive professional relationships; and work with others in the best interests of their students.
The postholder is accountable for:
- Promoting inclusion and acceptance of all students, encouraging them to interact and work cooperatively and engage in learning;
- Promoting independence and development of self-esteem;
- Assisting in the personal, social, emotional development of students and development of self-esteem;
- Assisting with the development and implementation of Pupil Support plans;
- Using specialist skills/knowledge/training to provide support in specialist areas;
- Working with students with complex special needs, monitoring and providing for general care, safety and welfare, including tasks connected with their social inclusion and providing for their personal, physical and health care needs;
- Encouraging and reinforcing positive interactions between students working within any behaviour targets set;
- Monitoring individual/group achievements of key objectives and provide feedback to the teacher;
- Having an up-to-date understanding of the role and responsibilities of a level 2 post;
- Contributing to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school;
- Establishing constructive relationships and communication with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the teacher.
Inclusion Support Centre:
- Meeting with individual students or small groups to support them through withdrawal from classes or through meetings arranged at other times of the school day;
- Undertaking agreed learning activities/teaching programmes for students identified with behavioural needs, adjusting activities according to student responses;
- Challenge and motivate students to promote self-esteem;
- Model ideal behaviour at all times;
- To undertake individual support for students through internal and external examinations.
- Preparing, maintaining and using the equipment and resources required to meet the learning activities and assist students in their use;
Support for pupils:
- Delivering planned activities to larger groups of students following appropriate training and provision of resources;
- Supporting the preparation of and follow-up for educational visits and assist with their supervision, in accordance with an appropriate risk assessment and guidance;
- Helping students to develop communication skills, regulate their emotions and take responsibility for their actions;
- Identifying and reporting uncharacteristic behaviour patterns;
- Assisting with student supervision on trips off the premises, under overall guidance of the teacher;
Support to teacher:
- Assisting with lesson/activity planning, delivery and evaluation;
- In liaison with teaching staff, plan, prepare and deliver the support needed, developing strategies to achieving positive behavioural outcomes;
- Ensure students receive regular and constructive feedback with regards to their progress;
- Recording information relevant to assessment and review of students’ progress
- Attending Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) review meetings;
- Support teaching staff with appropriate strategies when dealing with behaviour;
- Undertaking routine and non-routine administrative tasks;
- Liaising with parents/carers, specialist teachers and other professional staff, share and provide information;
Support to the school:
- Understanding and complying with policies and procedures;
- Being aware of and support difference and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop;
- Liaising effectively with parents/carers, participating in feedback sessions/meetings;
- Attending and participating in regular meetings and in training and other learning activities as required;
- Managing First Aid resources and administration of medicines (where appropriate) and First Aid (if applicable to the student you support)
Other duties and responsibilities of a Teaching Assistant:
Carry out other duties that the Principal and/or line manager may reasonably request. Transforming Lives Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for all staff within the Trust.
The post holder will have a shared responsibility for the safeguarding of all children and young people. The post holder has an implicit duty to promote the welfare of all staff, children and young people and to be committed to promoting diversity and inclusion.
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