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Teaching Assistant

Closing date
12 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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Role: Teaching Assistant

Connect2Luton are excited to recruit a Teaching Assistant on behalf of Luton Borough Council.

Principle Responsibilities
  1. Provide support in the classroom to individuals/groups of pupils as directed by the class teacher/line manager (e.g.IEPs, care plans etc.) To support the achievement of literacy and numeracy targets and other specific curriculum areas, as directed.
  2. To provide feedback and liaise with the class teacher/or appropriate member of the SEN Team over problems to include the recording pupil progress through observation and questioning, regarding issues such as pupil targets (and Individual Educational Plans/Education Care Plans where relevant) and report on the individual's progress.
  3. Contribute to the development of a purposeful working atmosphere and implement the school's behaviour and any related policies and procedures. Invigilate tests and examinations as directed. Provide access arrangements for pupils during internal and public examinations.
  4. Under the direction of the SENCO/Headteacher develop and maintain supportive relationships with parents, carers and others of the pupil's community. Work collaboratively with other agencies and professionals, as necessary, including educational psychologists, health professionals, and education welfare officers, to meet the personal and educational needs of individual pupils.
  5. Provide care, health and welfare of pupils in accordance with the school's health and safety and related policies. This may include carrying out agreed daily hygiene routines, the administration of medicines by mouth or other medical procedures following appropriate training.
  6. As required, contribute to specific aspects of teaching, learning and personal development, for example swimming, school visits, practical activities etc.
  7. Provide support for learning in the classroom as directed by the class teacher/line manager and help to maintain the order and cleanliness of the classroom environment. To prepare, maintain and deploy appropriate learning aids, materials and equipment. This may involve cleaning up spills/bodily fluids.
  8. To review Individual Education Plans with students, set appropriate targets and mentor students to monitor progression towards targets.
  9. Undertake any other duties of a similar grading as required

Skills and Experience
  • Able to contribute constructively to and work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Able to work on own initiative with parents/carers and the child's community within an agreed framework and set of objectives.
  • Able to converse with ease with members of the public and provide effective help or advice in accurate and fluent spoken English.
  • Able to communicate effectively at a range of levels, e.g. with children, parents, other professionals, etc.
  • Able to contribute to the support of children in all areas of personal and educational development.
  • Able to keep accurate records.
  • Able to support learning in numeracy at relevant Key Stage.
  • Able to support learning in literacy at relevant Key Stage.

About Us

Luton Borough Council has partnered with Kent County Council to create Connect2Luton; a recruitment managed service for all contingent temporary agency, contract, and interim roles at the Council.

Our heritage and being local government-owned means we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise within the public sector, with many of our employees having previously worked for the Council or have supplied previously into the Council for several years.

We are an equal opportunities employment agency and business that positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates

Connect2Staff/Connect2Kent, part of Commercial Services Trading/Kent Ltd, is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.
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