Teaching Assistant Ravensbourne School, Romford, Essex

Job description

NOTE: The Academy expects all its employees to have full commitment to the Trust's equal opportunities policy and acceptance of personal responsibility for its practical application. All employees are required to comply with and promote the policy and to ensure that discrimination is eliminated in the service of the authority.

Lime Trust, as an employer, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people as its number one priority. This includes a commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Job Purpose

· To work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher, to support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

Key External Contacts

-Parents, carers.
-Key Internal Contacts
-Head Teacher, Teaching staff, pupils, support staff.

Major Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

Support for Pupils
-Attend to the pupils’ personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.

-Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning.
-Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately 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.

-Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.

Support for Teacher
Prepare classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils work.

- Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed.
- Undertake pupil record keeping as requested.
- Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate.
- Gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed.
- Provide clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.
- Support for the curriculum
- Support pupils to understand instructions
- Support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years, as directed by the teacher
- Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed
- Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher 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 professional
-Attend relevant meetings as required
-Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
-Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes
-Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required

Other requirements:

-To attend and participate in staff meetings.
-To participate in training and performance management as required.

Person Specification

Experience
Working with or caring for children of relevant age.

Qualifications
-Good numeracy/literacy skills.
-Willingness to complete DfES Teacher Assistant Induction Programme.
-Participate in development and training opportunities.
-Willingness to obtain first aid qualification desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-Appropriate knowledge of first aid.

-Use basic technology – computer, video, and photocopier.
-Ability to relate well to children and adults.
-Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.

Essential educational requirements

Good numeracy/literacy skills

Essential qualifications

Qualifications

Good numeracy/literacy skills.
Willingness to complete DfES Teacher Assistant Induction Programme.
Participate in development and training opportunities.
Willingness to obtain first aid qualification desirable.

Essential skills and experience

Experience
Working with or caring for children of relevant age.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Appropriate knowledge of first aid.
Use basic technology – computer, video, and photocopier.
Ability to relate well to children and adults.
Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.


About Ravensbourne School

Address
Neave Crescent, Romford, Essex, RM3 8HN
Phase
Not Applicable
Type
Academy
Website
Ravensbourne School website (opens in a new window)