TEACHING ASSISTANT – EARLY YEARS
Reporting to: Headteacher
Main Purpose of Job
To assist the class teacher in ensuring that every child’s learning and development opportunities are fulfilled by:
- Assisting the teacher with the smooth running of the classroom and lessons
- Working with individual and small groups of children to help them develop their full potential under the guidance and plans of the teacher
To support the whole school in its aim of giving the best possible foundation for every child by being a team player and offering flexibility in supporting the varied learning opportunities that the school offers under the guidance of the Headteacher.
Main Responsibilities, Tasks and Duties
SUPPORT FOR PUPILS
- Develop a positive and supportive relationship with pupils.
- Be aware of the differing needs of pupils. Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
- Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
SUPPORT FOR THE TEACHER
- Have a sound knowledge and/or experience of the EYFS.
- Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve Early Years Foundation Stage objectives, The Early Learning Goals.
- Assist with the planning of learning activities including those to enhance outdoor learning.
- Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed.
- Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers.
- Carry out long and short observations.
- Assist and take responsibility for the ‘Learning Journals’
- Support groups within the class – e.g. phonics, circle times and focussed activity learning.
SUPPORT FOR THE CURRICULUM
- Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses.
- Undertake programmes of intervention, recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher.
- Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
- Assist in the display and presentation of pupils work inside and outside of the classroom environment as required.
SUPPORT FOR THE SCHOOL
- Undertake training and CPD as required.
- Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
- Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
- Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times and at lunch time as required. Running one weekly club of your choice after school.
- Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher.
- Be a role model for pupils and colleagues in terms of behaviour and attitude.
- Be punctual and professional at all times.
- Maintain confidentiality and ensure children are safeguarded at all times.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 8th November 2017.
Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 13th November 2017.
Visits to the school are most welcome between 31st October and 3rd November 2017. To arrange a visit, or to request an application pack, please contact the Bursar, Mrs Emma Gibson on firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms and CVs can be submitted electronically. Applications will not be considered without a completed application form.
Ayscoughfee Hall School Limited is a charity (No. 527294). We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.