Teaching Assistant

New Forest Care Ltd
01 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Teaching Assistant

Location: Southampton, Hampshire
Salary: Competitive, DOE
Contract: Full time, Permanent

Due to continued growth and expansion New Forest Care Ltd are now looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to help in developing and educating the students of the school.

Main Duties of the Teaching Assistant role:

  • Monitoring, Assessing, Recording, Reporting; to assist the teacher in the recording of data to evaluate pupils' progress and help set appropriate targets for improvement.
  • Pastoral Duties; to promote the general progress and well-being of individual students.
  • Other Professional Requirements; Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school and contribute positively and effectively to the Every Child Matters agenda.

Job Purpose - Teaching Assistant

To be an effective professional who is able to lead planned lessons, assist in helping to support students under the direction of a teacher.

This Job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the school.

Core Requirements of the Post:

In fulfilling the requirements of the post, the Teaching Assistant will demonstrate essential professional characteristics, and in particular will:

  • Support the aims and ethos of the school;
  • Attending all staff/curriculum and subject meetings as required;
  • Promoting the welfare of children and to support the school in safeguarding children through relevant policies and procedures;
  • Inspire trust and confidence in pupils and colleagues;
  • Maintain good order and discipline among the pupils, safeguarding the health and safety of the pupils and colleagues at all times.
  • Being proactive in matters of Health and Safety at all times.
  • Organise and manage groups or individual pupils.
  • Demonstrate analytical thinking to improve the quality of pupils' learning and contribute to the school improvement;
  • Use the performance management process to advance pupil learning and enhance professional practice in line with the schools goals and priorities;
  • Promote the wider aspirations and values of the school.

New Forest School looks after students who are of either sex and between the ages of 10 and 19. They will have suffered severe early life trauma which has left the angry, let down and distrustful of adults.

Their behaviour is typically displayed through anti-social and challenging behaviours and this may include violence and aggression towards others (including staff). All have suffered some form(s) of abuse - psychological, physical, and sexual and/or neglect. They present with a range of histories and challenging behaviours which may include the following:

  • Neglect
  • Self harm
  • Violence and aggression
  • Addictions of any kind
  • Eneuresis
  • Encopresis
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexually Predatory or Vulnerable
  • Depression
  • Absconding
  • Criminal Activities
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Special Education or other Needs (ADHD, ASD, SLD, MLD, EBD)
  • They may be diagnosed with psychiatric or psychological disorders.

The above is not an exhaustive list but provides a realistic idea of the kind of client group that we work with.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands

The role of a Teaching Assistant is physically demanding and teachers may be required to intervene physically with our students using Team Tech trained techniques when de-escalation strategies have failed.


Risk assessments in respect of individuals, and general health and safety must be read, understood, completed and signed as per NFS Policy and Procedures.

Mental and Emotional Demands

Working with the students in our school can be very challenging and may lead to mental or emotional fatigue. Teaching Assistants will be faced with stressful situations when working with our students and there can be significant emotional stress. Due to this there are support lines in place for our employees.

Experience in the following, an advantage: Teaching, Teaching Assistant, Teachers Assistant, School, School Teacher, School Assistant, Early Years Education, Education, Teacher

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role please click on "APPLY" forwarding an up to date copy of your CV for consideration in the first instance!

This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/959427574