Teaching Assistant - Level 3
THE LIME TRUST
Lime Academy Forest Approach
Settle Road, Havering, Essex, RM3 9YA
Tel: 01708 343649
Head Teacher: James Power
Teaching Assistant - Level 3
Hours: 32.5 hours per week x 39 weeks per year
Grade: Scale 5 Points 12 - 16
Salary: £21,664 - £23,139 actual salary per annum (based on £27,807 - £29,700 full time salary)
Start Date: ASAP
To work under the guidance of the class teacher in the planning and implementation of work programmes with individuals, groups of individuals or the whole class to promote effective teaching and learning throughout the school day.
During the short-term absence of the class teacher, a Level 3 teaching assistant may be required to supervise the whole class and deliver pre prepared activities. This will include management of the support staff in the class.
To provide general support to the class teacher in the management and organisation of the classroom.
To assist the teacher in creating and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment.
To promote the inclusion of all pupils, ensuring they have equal opportunities to learn and develop.
To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the School.
Key External Contacts
Key Internal Contacts
Headteacher, class teacher, support staff, pupils
Duties and Responsibilities
Support for Pupils
- To support working relationship with the pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
- To support pupils learning in the most effective way.
- To meet the personal needs of pupils whilst encouraging their independence.
- To support pupils through the delivery of specific learning programmes and to contribute to setting EHCP targets and to EHCP annual reviews.
- To encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively, ensuring all pupils are actively engaged in learning activities.
- To assist with the development and implementation of digital passports.
- To promote the inclusion of all pupils ensuring they have equal access to learning opportunities in all areas of the curriculum and throughout the school day.
- To provide feedback to pupils and the class teacher in relation to pupil progress and achievement.
- Provide personal and intimate care when required.
- To hoist or position pupils, in accordance with their individual OT/Physio plan and in line with school moving and handling procedures.
- To safeguard and protect the well-being of pupils in line with Trust policy and procedures.
- To deliver therapeutic programmes devised by external professionals.
- To provide any specialist interventions or teaching approaches for which you have received the appropriate training e.g. intervenor, BSL and intensive interaction etc.
- To assist with the general pastoral care of pupils, including the administration of medication, first aid and helping pupils who are unwell, distressed or unsettled.
Support for the Teacher
- To work closely with the teacher to assist in the planning, development and delivery of all areas of the curriculum.
- In the short-term unplanned absence of the teacher, to cover all pre prepared activities to provide continuity for the pupils. This will include management of support staff in the class.
- As required, to prepare the classroom/outside areas for lessons, ensuring that resources and equipment are available and cleared away at the end of the lessons as appropriate.
- To work on classroom displays following consultation with the teacher.
- To observe, monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies determined by the teacher.
- Be responsible for keeping and updating pupil records as agreed and contributing to reviews of systems as required.
- Promote positive values and attitudes.
- To support the teacher with positive behaviour management in line with the schools Behaviour policy.
- To provide general clerical/admin support.
- Update and accurately record information using the schools electronic record system e.g. medical, safeguarding, attendance and behaviour.
Support for the Curriculum
- To assist in the development of social, communication and life skills.
- Implement agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses and needs.
- To help adapt and plan the development of resources necessary to lead learning activities, taking into account pupils’ interests, language and cultural backgrounds.
- Support the use of ICT to promote pupils’ access to learning in all areas of the curriculum.
Support for the School
- To provide support for pupils’ emotional and social needs by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour in line with school policy.
- To accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required within contracted hours and to take responsibility for pupils under the supervision of the teacher.
- To contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the School.
- Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/ professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupil progress.
- Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others.
- Provide appropriate guidance and supervision and assist in training and development of staff as appropriate.
- To comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security SEN/Inclusion, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to the appropriate named person.
- To adhere to school health and safety policy, including risk assessment and safety systems and to take appropriate action to identify, evaluate and minimise any risks to health, safety and security in the immediate working environment.
- To adhere to Trust policy on equality and diversity and to contribute to the values, culture, ethos, equalities and inclusion policies of the School proactively promoting anti-racist, anti-sexist and anti-discriminatory behaviours in the day-to-day operation of the job.
- To appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
Personal & Professional Development
- Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
- Participate in training, other learning activities and performance development.
- To actively look for and participate in initiatives and opportunities to promote your own personal & professional development.
Confidentiality and Data Protection
- To treat all information acquired through employment, both formally and informally, in strict confidence.
- To be aware of the School’s responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 2018 for the security, accuracy and relevance of personal data held on such systems and ensure that all processes comply with this.
The above-mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out other relevant and/or reasonable duties as directed by their Head Teacher/Line Manager commensurate with the skills, abilities and grade of the post.
To be alert to issues of child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children attending the School is promoted and safeguarded and to report any child protection concerns to the person responsible for child protection using safeguarding policies, procedures and practice.
Prevent, identify and minimise risk of interpersonal abuse or violence, safeguarding children and other vulnerable people, initiating the management of cases involving actual or potential abuse or violence where needed.
Be aware of and update colleagues, as appropriate, to comply with current legislation and policies affecting practice, e.g. Children’s Act, KCSIE, National Service Frameworks, Safeguarding/Child Protection Procedures, Health and Safety and Data Protection.
How to apply
To apply for this vacancy please click on the link below. Lime Trust will only consider applications that have been completed in full.
Closing date: 16 April 2023 at 23:59
Shortlisting date: 17 April 2023
Interviews: Friday 21st April and W/C 24th April
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check). References will be taken up before the appointment.