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  • Closing date

    23 November 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 November 2023

Job details

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Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,119.00 - £27,803.00 Annually (Actual) This is a very competitive salary as the position is not subject to pro rata of the salary like many TA Vacancies.

Teaching Assistant job summary

Statement of Purpose

To work, under guidance, to provide support in addressing the needs of pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning.

Supporting Pupils

  •          Provide pastoral support to pupils within the schoolenvironment.
  •          Receive and supervise pupils excluded from, or otherwise not working to, a normaltimetable.
  • Attend to pupils’ personal needs and provide advice to assist in their social, health and hygiene development on a dailybas
  • Care for pupils who are critically or terminally ill.
  • Participate in the comprehensive assessment of pupils to determine those in need of particular help.
  • In conjunction with the teacher the development and implementation of Individual Education/ Behaviour/Support/Mentoringplans.
  • Support provision for pupils with additionalneeds.
  • Develop 1:1 mentoring arrangements with pupils and provide support for distressed pupils.
  • Use specialist knowledge/experience to provide appropriate support to pupils in relation totheir individual needs (e.g. daily exerciseprogramme).
  • Provide feedback to pupils and teachers in relation to progress, achievement, behaviour, attendanceetc.

Support for the Teacher

  • To act as Cover Supervisor during teacher absence under the direction of a teacher/designated member of staff. Cover will be in accordance with the nationally agreed protocols and as provided for in the Education Act 2002. (The role of Cover Supervisor will be to supervise and take sole responsibility, for short term cover only, for a class/group who are undertaking pre- planned work or where pupils are able to undertake effective, self directedlearning1.)
  • Support pupils’ access to learning using appropriate strategies, resources etc.
  • Work with other staff in planning, evaluating and adjusting learning activities asappropriate.
  • Monitor and evaluate pupils’ responses and progress against action plans through observation and plannedrecording.
  • Under direction of teacher provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required, to other staff on pupils’ achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence (e.g.Headteacher).
  •   Be responsible for keeping and updating records as agreed with other staff, contributing to reviews of systems/records asrequested.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate behaviour management strategies.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers, exchanging information, facilitating their support for their child’s attendance, access and learning and supporting home to school and communitylinks.
  • Assist the teacher in the development, implementation and monitoring of systems relating to attendance andintegration.
  • Clerical/admin support relating to classroom activity e.g. dealing with correspondence, compilation/analysis/reporting on attendance, exclusions etc, and making phone callsetc.
  • Co-ordinate and organise pupils attending extra-curricular activities/work experience or other out of school activities under guidance of teacher.

 Support for the Curriculum

  •  Implement agreed learning activities/teaching programmes under direction of teacher.
  • To be aware of and appreciate a range of activities, courses, organisations and individuals to provide support forpupils.
  • Under direction of teacher determine the need for, prepare and use specialist equipment, plans and resources to supportpupils.

Support to School (this list is not exhaustive and should reflect the ethos of the school)

  •  Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contactwith.
  • 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 anddevelop.
  • Liaise effectively with teachers/parents/guardians, welfare officers, health visitors and other professional staff as part of the routine consultativeprocess.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of theschool.
  • Attend relevant meetings asrequired.1Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required (see footnote1).
  •   Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and atlunchtimes.
  • Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advice and supportothers.

Manor Hall Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be appointed subject to Enhanced DBS and pre-employment checks, including, confirmation of appropriate qualifications and professional references.

Please also note that if you are shortlisted for the role, we may conduct an online search as part of our due diligence on the shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which may indicate that you are unsuitable to work with children, and that we may want to explore with you at interview.


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About Shenstone Lodge School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 16
School size
107 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16

School location

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