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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Job Title: Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Start Date: September 2024
Salary: £21,363 per annum

Main Purpose of the Role:

  • Collaborate with class teachers to enhance the learning and achievement of pupils.
  • Encourage pupils' independence, self-esteem, and social inclusion.
  • Provide support to pupils, individually or in groups, to help them access the curriculum, participate in learning activities, and experience success.

Key Responsibilities

Teaching and Learning:

  • Implement informed and efficient teaching and learning strategies to support teachers and boost the achievement of all pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
  • Promote inclusion by encouraging the participation of all pupils in learning and extracurricular activities.
  • Support the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aimed at helping pupils reach their full potential in all learning areas.
  • Consistently use effective behavior management strategies in line with school policy and procedures.
  • Assist class teachers in maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, managing behavior effectively to ensure a positive and safe learning environment.
  • Collaborate with teachers to organize and manage teaching spaces and resources to maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment.
  • Observe pupil performance and communicate observations to the class teacher.
  • Utilize ICT skills to enhance pupils' learning.
  • Undertake other relevant duties assigned by the class teacher.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Ability to build positive relationships with staff, students, and parents.
  • Genuine interest in supporting student learning.
  • Ability to create a stimulating and inclusive learning environment.
  • Subject and curriculum knowledge relevant to the role, effectively applied in supporting teachers and pupils.
  • Knowledge of leading learning activities for groups or classes of children.
  • Understanding of supporting learners in accessing the curriculum per the SEND code of practice.
  • Resilient, positive, forward-looking, and enthusiastic about making a difference.
  • Capacity to inspire, motivate, and challenge children and young people.
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  • Good ICT skills, particularly in using ICT to support learning.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Cover and lead class teaching (under supervision) as necessary.
  • Support class teachers in planning and teaching 1:1 or small groups of children.

Working with Staff, Parents/Carers, and Relevant Professionals:

  • Communicate effectively with staff members, pupils, parents, and carers under the class teacher's direction.
  • Share knowledge and understanding of pupils with other school staff and professionals to aid informed decision-making on interventions and provisions.
  • Contribute to meetings with parents and carers by providing feedback on pupil progress, attainment, and learning barriers, as directed by teachers.
  • Keep other professionals accurately informed of pupil performance, progress, or concerns, in collaboration with the class teacher.
  • Work collaboratively with classroom teachers and colleagues, including specialist advisory teachers and other professionals within and beyond the school.
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues.

Health and Safety:

  • Promote and ensure the safety and wellbeing of pupils, following the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) and the school's child protection policy.

Professional Development:

  • Engage in professional development opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge.

General:

  • Perform duties commensurate with the overall responsibility of the post.
  • Comply with and actively promote the school aims and ethos, and adhere to policies including Behavior for Learning, Equal Opportunities, Attendance, and Health & Safety.
  • Promote positive student conduct and address negative behavior appropriately.
  • Handle telephone and personal inquiries efficiently and effectively, promoting a positive image of the school.
  • Comply with the Staff Code of Conduct, including a smart dress code, and establish a professional environment that fosters excellent relationships and a positive ethos when interacting with students, staff, parents, and external contacts.
  • Undertake relevant training and development.

If you are enthusiastic about making a difference and have the skills and dedication required for this role, we would love to hear from you. Apply now to join our team and contribute to the success of our pupils.

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