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Teaching Assistant for the Hearing Impaired

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Randstad Education Southampton
19 November 2013
17 December 2013
Contract Type
£16000 - £17000 per annum

Further information

Responsible to and receiving instructions from:-

- Headteacher / Teacher of the Hearing Impaired / S.E.N.C.O. / Mainstream classteachers

Purpose of Job

To assist the teacher in the delivery of the curriculum, to one or more children with hearing impairment. To assist and support the teacher in general classroom organisation. To work as part of the school team.

Key Tasks

To assist teachers in delivering the curriculum including help with planning group and individualised work programmes and reviewing work activities.

To assist the teacher in the development of a suitable programme of support for children with hearing impairment.

To assist the teacher by joining in with the activities of the pupils/students in classes and contributing to assessment and record keeping.

To assist the teacher in helping children to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on their own by, for example:

  • Clarifying and explaining instructions
  • Ensuring the child is able to use equipment and materials provided
  • Motivating and encouraging the child as required
  • Helping pupils to concentrate on and finish work set
  • Meeting physical needs as required whilst encouraging independence
  • In liaison with the class teacher devising learning activities

Encouraging the acceptance and integration of special needs children by all children in the school.

Assisting the teacher in promoting/reinforcing child's self-esteem.

In conjunction with the class teacher and/or other professionals to develop a system of recording the child's progress and to ensure all records are accurate and up to date.

Attending and contributing to, regular planned staff meetings and in-service sessions.

To assist the teacher in the supervision of pupils to ensure standards of work and behaviour are maintained.

To take responsibility for the welfare and hygiene of the pupils/students, including changing and cleaning, where necessary.

Accepting that any information about individual children, either concerned with learning or with personal circumstances, is confidential within the school.

Agreeing to assist with the supervision of pupils at breaktime (on a rota basis), whilst not being required to accept responsibility for sole supervision.

Join in school celebrations and activities.

Any other duties which reasonably fall within the purview of the post, which may be allocated by the Headteacher after consultation with the post holder.

Randstad Education Southampton