Teaching Assistant - Riggs Unit Malmesbury Park Primary School, Bournemouth, Dorset

Job description

Job Purpose & Objectives
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.

Main Duties & 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 staff
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 / admin. 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, maths, early years, as directed by the teacher.
Support pupils in using 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 professionals
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.
Discipline, Health and Safety
Maintain good order and discipline among the pupils you are working with, and share in the corporate responsibility for the well-being and behaviour of all pupils in school.
Safeguard the pupils’ and your own safety, both when authorised to be on the school premises and when you are engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere.
Participate in administrative and organisational tasks related to such duties as are described above, including the direction or supervision of persons providing support for the teachers in the school.
Attend assemblies and/or acts of corporate school worship.
Assist in the supervision of pupils, whether these duties are performed before, during or after school session.

Essential educational requirements

Understanding of child development and learning processes
Understanding of statutory frameworks relating to teaching

Awareness of policies and procedures in relation to the safeguarding of pupils and to report any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Compliance with the staff code of conduct.
Guidance of policies and procedures relating to ELF, safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

Essential qualifications

Numeracy/Literacy skills equivalent to NVQ Level 2 in English and Mathematics

Essential skills and experience

Post holder will be required to solve varied problems arising from staff issues and from problems relating to classroom management and the care and control of pupils
Developed training skills required for supporting the pupils in the classroom and effective written and oral communication skills for liaising with the pupils, other staff, parents and outside agencies and professionals
Keyboarding skills required to support the use of ICT in learning activities. Post holder may be required to use specialist equipment/resources and aids to support individual students

Employee benefits

Opportunities and Benefits:
We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, 28 days’ holiday plus bank holidays rising to 31 days after 5 years, great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.
We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards out community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

About Malmesbury Park Primary School

Lowther Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8LU
Malmesbury Park Primary School website (opens in a new window)