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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    17 December 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Key stage
Working pattern
Term time
27.50 hours per week Term Time Only
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£11213 Annual
Actual salary

Job summary

Duties and responsibilities
Teaching and learning
• Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase achievement of all pupils including, where appropriate, those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
• Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of all pupils in learning and extracurricular activities
• Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures
• Support class teachers with maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
• Organise and manage teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment
• Observe pupil performance and pass observations on to the class teacher
• Supervise a class if the teacher is temporarily unavailable
• Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning
• Cover the PPA of teachers in their allocated Year group (for which they will receive a weekly half day in Lieu)
• Undertake any other relevant duties given by the class teacher

• Contribute to effective assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording and reporting of pupil performance and progress as appropriate to the level of the role
• Read and understand lesson plans shared prior to lessons, if available
• Prepare the classroom for lessons
• Plan how they will support the inclusion of pupils in the learning activities
Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals
• Communicate effectively with other staff members and pupils, and with parents and carers under the direction of the class teacher
• Communicate their knowledge and understanding of pupils to other school staff and education, health and social care professionals, so that informed decision making can take place on intervention and provision
• With the class teacher, keep other professionals accurately informed of performance and progress
• or concerns they may have about the pupils they work with

• Understand their role in order to be able to work collaboratively with classroom teachers and other colleagues, including specialist advisory teachers
• Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school
• Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues
Whole-school organisation, strategy and development
• Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school’s values and vision
• Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school
Health and safety
• Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils, and help to safeguard pupils’ well-being by following the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education and our school’s child protection policy
• Look after children who are upset or have had accidents
Professional development
• Help keep their own knowledge and understanding relevant and up-to-date by reflecting on their own practice, liaising with school leaders, and identifying relevant professional development to improve personal effectiveness
• Take opportunities to build the appropriate skills, qualifications, and/or experience needed for the role, with support from the school
• Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures
Personal and professional conduct
• Uphold public trust in the education profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school
• Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality
• Demonstrate positive attitudes, values and behaviours to develop and sustain effective relationships with the school community
• Respect individual differences and cultural diversity

The TA will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.
Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the teacher will carry out. The post holder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the Headteacher or line manager.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
761 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number

About Woodlands Primary School

Key Stage Two Teaching Assistants
The Academy of Woodlands is a busy three form entry community primary school in Gillingham Kent. We are looking for four Level 3 teaching assistants to join our KS2 team. We would love you to come and have a look around our school and meet our Staff and pupils before you apply. Please call the school office to arrange a show round if you would like one.

Arranging a visit to Woodlands Primary School

Please contact above number to organise school visit.

School location

Woodlands Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 2DU

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