Teaching Assistant

Abacus Resourcing
01 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a day and residential Special School with approximately seventy learners. It has a staff of around 200, both full and part time who are looking for TEACHING ASSISTANTS to join their supportive team. No previous experience is needed however they are looking for a CAN DO and PROACTIVE attitude. IN HOUSE training is provided and able to skill the right candidates up.

Teaching Assistant

Job Purpose:
To take responsibility for Teaching Assistance in order to help promote effective teaching and learning for these learners.


Policy and Leadership

• To have a good working knowledge and understanding of all school policies

• To ensure all policies are vigorously adhered to in practice

Management of Teaching and Learning

• To provide teaching assistance to the teacher defined according to weekly/daily/sessional planning of the teacher

Management of Curriculum

• To provide group and/or individual activities, planned by the teacher

• To work individually with learners/students to develop work.
This may be work planned by the TA after consultation with the teacher

Management of Learners/Students

• To support the general well being of learners within the structure of the school

• To ensure that learners are managed in accordance with school expectations during their time at school

• To liaise with teachers, care staff, and Parents creating an effective team sharing knowledge and information

Management of Financial and Physical Resources

• To play a leading role in the management of resources within the designated teaching area

Evaluation and Quality

• To monitor and evaluate learners’ learning under the guidance of the teacher

• To provide continuity in support and organisation

• To ensure that designated administrative tasks are fulfilled

• To carry out other reasonable requests made by the Principal and Governors

Key Tasks

Policy and Leadership

• To assist in the review of policies relating to work practices especially those concerned with work related activities (WRA)

• To help, if required, to assess learners using knowledge of the school curriculum, schemes of work, and national curriculum requirements and nationally accredited awards especially National Skills Profile (RSA, ALL), Asdan and work experience accreditation

Management of Teaching and Learning

• To assist teachers in the meeting of school policy and national curriculum requirements

• To assist teachers in the use of relevant management strategies to ensure a purposeful environment for teaching and learning to take place

Management of Learners/Students

• To support all learners in their planned structured work in all curriculum areas

• To help prepare differentiated work especially WRA. Work tasks may include working outside the classroom in the community.
e.g. shopping, activities at the leisure centre, travel skills, supporting work experience placements etc. following planning meetings with the teacher.

• To enhance the quality of experience for the students to contribute towards teamwork through a positive attitude and the sharing of ideas.

Management of Financial and Physical Resources

• To assist in the managing of classroom organisation within the framework of the teaching and learning policy with the aim of leading the learners and students on a path towards independence and individual responsibility

• To assist in the implementing of a resource management policy:
this will include some or all of the following:
Language equipment
Maths resources
Audio visual equipment
Art equipment
Topic Resources other designated resources

Supervision of Children

• Within the framework of general awareness of student’s safety and welfare and the school’s ethos, values and attitudes

• To supervise students: in the general movement about the school
in the classroom or other work places particularly:-
Work Experience placements
in toileting
in changing rooms
in play areas
in the dining room

• In groupwork entailing potentially dangerous equipment:
e.g. cooking, science, art, D & T etc.

Evaluation and Quality

• To assist in monitoring learners work and to use that to help inform the planning process to meet individual needs

• To assist, if required, in keeping records of learners progress and report achievement in line with school policy


• To keep records and carry out procedures to satisfy school policies

• To be fully involved in the appraisal process

• To attend and contribute to staff meetings, open evenings and/or consultation evenings as required by the school

• To respond to teacher requests for help when necessary and accepting priorities as they arise

These requests may include:
making worksheets
covering books/workcards
mounting work for displays
making phone calls

• To be able to deal with parents in cases such as: illness
lost property etc.

If you are interested in this role of TEACHING ASSISTANT , please contact Emma Newman at Abacus Resourcing asap

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