THE DETAILS:
  • Location: Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 3XR
  • Subject: Teaching Assistant
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary Range: £23,500 - £24,702
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 12 April, 2024 12:00 PM

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Teaching Assistant x2 - Thornwell Primary School

Teaching Assistant x2 - Thornwell Primary School

Monmouthshire County Council
Thornwell Primary School wish to appoint a Teaching Assistant – Level 2 to join our hard working and enthusiastic staff. The Governors are looking for a positive, motivated professional, who can work in a team as well as using his or her own initiative. The successful candidate must have a thorough understanding of wellbeing and trauma informed practice.

Our Purpose:-
Thornwell Primary School wish to appoint a Teaching Assistant – Level 2 to join our hard working, forward-thinking, inclusive, enthusiastic staff. The Governors are looking for a caring, positive, motivated, professional staff member who can work in a team as well as using his or her own initiative. The successful candidate must have a thorough understanding of wellbeing and trauma informed practice. Permanent starting as soon as possible

The Purpose of this Role:-
• To work under the instruction and guidance of teaching and or members of the school leadership team.
• To support individuals and groups of pupils to enable access to learning.
• To assist the teacher in the management of pupils within the classroom, outside area and beyond.
• To contribute to the teacher’s planning cycle to ensure all pupils have equal access to learning.
• To support 1:1 pupils with specific needs as directed by the school leadership team or additional learning needs co-ordinator if required.

Your responsibilities are to:-
• Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
• Assist with the learning and development of all pupils, including the implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes - including toileting, feeding and mobility.
• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
• Encourage pupils to interact with the others and engage in activities led by the teacher / child / children.
• Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
• Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher.
• Apply strategies to encourage independence and self-confidence.
• Provide effective feedback to pupils in relation to programmes and recognise and reward achievement.
• To follow school and LA policies and procedures on Safeguarding and Child Protection in all work with children and families.
• To support learners in developing a Growth Mindset.
• To support classrooms in theTrauma informed practice, wellbeing, including equity rather than equality.
• Support pupils in accessing Fferm Fach (community farm).
• To support the schools ambition to be bilingual through daily ue of the welsh language and a desire to continually improve welsh language skills.


Support for the Teacher

• Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems, etc.
• Liaise with the teacher to create a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment.
• Liaise with the teacher to share short-term planning, observe and evaluate objectives for identified groups, individuals, and whole class.
• Observe pupils’ responses to learning activities and undertake pupil record keeping as requested.
• Establish routines to ensure regular and effective feedback is given to the teacher in respect of pupils’ progress towards targets for learning.
• Apply school policy in relation to the promotion of positive pupil behaviour and attitudes to learning.
• Administer routine tests and invigilate exams.
• Fulfil clerical and administrative tasks as required, e.g photocopying, collecting money, filing, administer course work, distributing letters to parents and mark class register.

Support for the Curriculum

• Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes.
• Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies, e.g literacy, numeracy, Foundation Phase, assessment for learning.
• Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
• Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use.
• Prepare, maintain and use equipment and resources required to meet the agreed teaching programmes and learning activities including continuous and enhanced provision.
• Liaise sensitively and effectively with parents, carers as agreed with the teacher.
• Participate in meetings with parents and contribute to annual reviews in accordance with school practice.

Support for the School

• Be aware and comply with policies and procedures relating to inclusion, child protection, safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
• Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school, including Cwricwlwm Cymreig.
• Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
• Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
• Participate in training and other learning activities and professional review as required.
• Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes.
• 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.