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Teaching Assistant

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Randstad Education Leeds
23 July 2014
20 August 2014
Charlotte Cowan
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Teaching Assistant

September 2014 start - temporary ongoing

The Job

?To supervise and support students ensuring access to learning
?To encourage student participation in activities led by the teacher and interaction with others
?To support students to understand learning objectives and instructions
?To establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
?To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students
?To encourage students to act independently as appropriate
?To attend to the students? personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters
?To prepare the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of student?s work
?To be aware of student problems/progress/achievements and report to the relevant member of staff
?To undertake and maintain regular student record keeping
?To support the teacher in managing student behaviour, reporting and recording difficulties as appropriate
?To gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed
?To provide clerical/administrative support - photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.
?To support students in respect of local and national learning strategies - literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years, as directed by the teacher
?To support students in using basic ICT as directed
?To prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist students in their use.
?To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
?To be aware of and support difference and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
?To appreciate and support the role of other professionals
?To attend relevant meetings as required
?To participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
?To assist with the supervision of students out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes.
?To accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips and out of the academy activities as required.

Education & Qualifications

GCSE level of education C or equivalent (to include English and maths)
Relevant qualification or experience
A good level of appropriate ICT skills

Relevant Experience

Experience of supporting young learners in an organisational setting
Experience of working with pupils within an agreed behaviour management policy
Clear understanding of the Key stage 3 and 4 national curriculum
Work constructively as part of a team

Knowledge and Skills

Ability to relate well to children and adults
Good numeracy/literacy skills
Good written and spoken communication skills
Good organisational skills
Flexible and creative
An understanding of individual learning styles
Ability to identify potential barriers to learning and engage in strategies to overcome these barriers
Ability to maintain student records and feedback to relevant staff
Ability to employ a range of coaching skills including group work
knowledge, understanding and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion informed by practical experience and application
Knowledge, understanding and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students
Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with students

The School

This Academy is a vibrant learning community where staff and students work together to achieve the best possible results in every aspect of achievement. We want our learners to be well rounded active citizens with the skills and creativity to adapt to their future environment in higher education, training and the workplace. Our commitment to enabling every young person at the academy to fulfil their individual potential is at the centre of everything we do. By working in partnership with families, we believe that we can all achieve amazing things for our whole community. The academy?s mission statement is ?Every learner succeeds, is valued and makes a positive contribution?. If you feel that you share our aspirations for an excellent education for your child, then apply for a place at the academy in 2010. Building on tremendous improvement in
examination results over the last two years, together with the excitement of the new campus from September 2011, we are going from strength to strength.

The Child

To work with children with learning difficulties and disabilities

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Randstad Education Leeds