Teaching assistants at The Meads work alongside class
teachers and/or Inclusion Manager to provide carefully targeted support to
individuals and small groups, through the use of structured intervention
programmes and in-class support.
The successful candidate(s) will:
- Work alongside the
teacher to create an effective environment for maximising pupil progress and
- Use initiative and
take responsibility for leading the learning of individuals and groups;
- Explain things to
pupils clearly and concisely, adapting key messages to individual learning
needs including: literacy, language and communication skills;
- Confidently give
feedback to pupils during the learning activity to encourage their
participation and development of skills for independent learning;
- Model and reward good
and courteous behaviour in accordance with the school’s Values and Behaviour Policy;
- Reinforce the values
of good behaviour for learning in support of the teacher’s aims for the lesson,
as well as at breaks and lunch times;
- Work constructively
with the teacher to differentiate appropriately between the relative strengths
of pupils so that they can be supported effectively;
- Be adaptable and
flexible to the needs of the school and its pupils.
As a teaching
assistant you will take on tasks that allow the teacher to concentrate on
teaching (eg, by preparing the classroom for lessons and clearing up
afterwards). You will also cover the lunch duty for a class within the year
group you are allocated to.
The successful candidate will be committed to our values
and encourage our hard-working, polite children to achieve and behave at the
very highest levels.
Please refer to the attached application pack for further
information and use the Job Description / Person Specification to aid you in
your supporting statement. Relevant qualifications and training are an advantage but not essential.
Visits to the school
are very welcome and highly encouraged; In the meantime, please visit our
website – www.meads.luton.sch.uk –
to find out more about us. Please call our HR and Finance Assistant , Miss McBride, on 01582 490905 or email email@example.com
to arrange a visit.
You will be notified, via My New Term, as soon as
possible after, if you have been shortlisted for the post.
Please note that if you are shortlisted
for this role, or an alternative role, an online name search will be
undertaken, as per Keeping Children Safe in Education. The purpose of thesearch is to help identify any incidents or
issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school
or college might want to explore with you at interview. Further information on how online searches
will be undertaken can be found in our schools Recruitment and Selection
Applicants for this public-facing
post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective
help or advice, fluently in spoken English.
CVs will not be accepted for any
posts based in schools. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.
Applicants must be willing to
undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks
with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This job post has expired.