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Teaching Assistant 3 (with class cover) - 27.5hrs per week

Closing Date: July 02, 2018 09:00

Location: Little Ridge Primary Academy - (Hastings)

Salary: £15,669 pa pro rata, £8.35 per hour (actual salary £10,249.86pa)

Hours: Term time only

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Teaching Assistant 3 (with class cover) - 27.5hrs per week

The Role

  • To support pupils, parents, teachers, and the school to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which children make good academic progress

Key responsibilities

  • To support individuals and groups of pupils to help them learn
  • To support teachers, parents and other colleagues to help create an effective and purposeful learning environment.
  • To provide cover for whole classes under a system of supervision for up to 30% of employed time throughout the school year.

Ark Little Ridge is a popular and over-subscribed school in the heart of Hastings. Our recent Ofsted inspection identified us as a GOOD school with OUTSTANDING features including Leadership and our Early Years provision. Personal development, behaviour and wellbeing has also been identified as exemplary. We work closely with Ark Blacklands and Ark Castledown which opens up career opportunities across the network.

Everything we do at Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy is underpinned by our “RIDGE” values; Rigour, Integrity, Determination, Generosity and Enthusiasm. We believe they provide the key to our success and make our school a great place to work.

As part of the Ark schools network we are committed to making sure that every child has access to a great education and real choices in life. We know that great schools need great teaching staff, which is why we offer you the very best training and support at every stage of your career.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Teaching Assistant on a permanent basis. This role will involve helping to implement work programmes for groups of children, assisting in planning and the management/preparation of resources, which could include some specialist knowledge in particular areas. The successful applicant will also provide cover for whole classes under a system of supervision for 30% of the employed time throughout the school year.  We can offer you a friendly, supportive school with great opportunities for professional development.

The successful candidate will:

    • have experience of working with primary aged children
    • have experience of working with (or willingness to work with) large groups of children
    • have good literacy and mathematical skills
    • be hard working and adaptable to change
    • ideally have a secure understanding and knowledge of observing children’s learning 

If you have a passion for education, we can offer you support and challenge to develop further. By joining the Ark schools network you will gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including comprehensive CPD, training and best-practice sharing opportunities, reduced gym membership, large retail discounts as well as the unique opportunity to apply for international exchanges and other scholarship prospects.

Interested in this exciting opportunity? If you have any questions and would like to arrange a visit please contact Mrs H Zebedee on 01424 752266, or email info@arklittleridgeprimary.org to arrange a visit to the school.

To apply please go to http://arklittleridgeprimary.org/vacancies. The closing date for applications is 9 am on Monday 2nd July 2018

 

Location: Hastings

Start date: 1st September 2018

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 27.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Salary: £15669 pro rata, £8.35 per hour (Actual Salary: £10,249)

Closing date: 9 am on Monday 2nd July 2018

Interviews: Thursday 5th July 2018

                       

Ark Blacklands and Ark Little Ridge Primary Academies are committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.


Job Description: Teaching Assistant

Reports to: Assistant Headteacher

Start date: 1st September 2018

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 27.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Salary: £15669 pro rata, £8.35 per hour (Actual Salary: £10,249)

 

The Role

  • To support pupils, parents, teachers, and the school to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which children make good academic progress

Key responsibilities 

  • To support individuals and groups of pupils to help them learn
  • To support teachers, parents and other colleagues to help create an effective and purposeful learning environment.
  • To provide cover for whole classes under a system of supervision for up to 30% of employed time throughout the school year.

Outcomes and activitiesLearning Support

  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils in the school, including those with physical, learning and behaviour difficulties
  • Work with teachers to assess the needs of individual children
  • Work with the Inclusion Manager and other teachers to implement Education Health Care Plans and develop resources for pupils who have: English as a second language, speech or language impairments, or behaviours that interfere with learning and/or relationships
  • Plan and facilitate small group teaching
  • Plan and undertake direction for one to one teaching and intervention
  • Observe, record and feedback information of pupil performance
  • Assist in creating materials for curriculum delivery and display boards
  • Assist with whole class teaching
  • Assist with behaviour management within and outside the classroom.
  • Provide off-site community based opportunities for pupils, if appropriate to the job assignment.
  • Assist pupils' achievement outside of the classroom, e.g., computer lab, library.

Other support

  • Supervise pupils in playgrounds, lunchrooms, etc.
  • Assist with follow-through for related services, e.g., speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy
  • Maintain pupil and family confidentiality
  • Attend regular meetings and training, as required

Other

  • Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Executive Principal, Head of School and Assistant Headteacher.  

 

Person Specification: Teaching Assistant

Qualification Criteria

  • Certified teaching assistant course or training (desirable)
  • Maths and English GCSE or equivalent at grade C or above (essential)
  • Right to work in UK.

Experience 

  • Experience of establishing successful learning relationships with a variety of pupils at the relevant age
  • Experience of the role of a TA/LSA and in particular classroom organisation and management
  • Experience of supporting the planning and delivery of the curriculum.

 

Behaviours

Personal characteristics

  •  Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil
  • Helpful, positive, calm and caring nature
  • Able to establish good working relationships with other Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Assistants and teachers
  • Able to follow instructions accurately but make good judgments and lead when required.

Specific skills  

  • Good communication skills, including written and oral
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Competent with computers and other technology
  • Good administrative and organisational skills
  • Able to lead intervention sessions for pupils after receiving comprehensive training
  • Able to understand and implement particular strategies and methods to help pupils to improve their learning and enjoyment of learning
  • Able to help implement the necessary routines and patterns to establish good behaviour management within the school
  • Able to deal with minor incidents, first aid, and the personal health and hygiene of the pupils
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality and discretion.

Other desirable training and skills  

  • First Aid training
  • Training and practice in Ruth Miskin’s ‘Read, Write Inc.’  

Other 

  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
  • Willingness to undertake training
  • This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

 

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