• Location: Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 5JP
  • Subject: Teaching Assistant
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary Range: £23,500 - £24,702
  • Language: English
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ALC Level 2 Teaching Assistant

ALC Level 2 Teaching Assistant

Monmouthshire County Council
Pembroke Primary School Additional Learning Centre, is a caring and supportive primary school setting, dedicated to fulfilling the potential of children with additional learning needs. We are excited to recruit a passionate, caring and enthusiastic teaching assistant to join our team of friendly and professional staff. We are looking for someone who is passionate about supporting the individual needs of all children and committed to their own professional development.

The Purpose of this Role:-
● To work under the instruction and guidance of teaching staff 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 and beyond.

Support for Pupils

● Supervise and provide particular support for pupils with additional learning 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.
● Following training; administer medication in accordance with the procedures for LA and school policies.
● Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
● Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
● 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.

Support for the Teacher

● Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, barriers to learning, etc.
● Liaise with the teacher to create a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment.
● Liaise with the teacher to share short-term planning and specific learning objectives for: identified groups, individuals, whole class.
● Monitor 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, filing, administer course work, distributing letters to parents.

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, early years, 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.
● Undertake programmes linked to local learning strategies, e.g. literacy, numeracy and ICT.
● Support the use of ICT in pupils’ learning and their independence in its use.
● Prepare, maintain and use equipment and resources required to meet the agreed teaching programmes and learning activities.
● 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, 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.

You will also be expected to carry out any other duties which may reasonably be directed by the Headteacher from time to time