• Location: Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1GA
  • Subject: Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary Range: £29,777 - £32,076
  • Language: English

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Supporting and Delivering Learning - (Level 4) - Ysgol Gymraeg Trefynwy,

Monmouthshire County Council
An opportunity has arisen to make a real difference; the chance to become a part of a
dedicated team in Ysgol Gymraeg Trefynwy, our need seedling school in Monmouth, which is opening in September 2024.

We have 12 pupils from Nursery to Year 1 already registered and ready to start their education through the medium of Welsh, which is an exciting and historic moment for the town of Monmouth. A thriving Ti a Fi Group, under an inspiring leader meets locally, and from 2025 it is planned to open a Cylch Meithrin with full wraparound provision in the school.

We are looking for an inspirational practitioner, who is passionate about the Welsh language and culture and in making a difference to children’s life experiences.

The Governors are looking for someone who:
• has high expectations of learning and behaviour;
• is an inspiring and effective Progression Step 1 and 2 practitioner;
• has excellent communication skills in Welsh and English;
• has a passion to ensure that every child succeeds;
• is able to challenge all children to achieve their personal best;
• believe in continuous improvement for yourself as a way of achieving the very best for the children and families of our community.
• has the energy and commitment to go the ‘extra mile’,
• works well with other professional and the wider school community;
• will help shape the future of our school in harmony with ethos and vision;

Job Purpose:

• To complement the professional work of teacher by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/groups or short term for whole classes and monitoring pupils and assessing, recording and reporting on pupils’ achievement, progress and development.
• Responsible for the management and development of a specialist area within the school and/or management of other teaching assistants, including allocation and monitoring of work, appraisal and training.

Your responsibilities are to:

Support for Pupils
• Assess the needs of pupils and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support pupils’ learning.
• Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
• Develop and implement IEPs.
• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom.
• Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.
• Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities.
• Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.
• Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement.

Support for the Teacher
• Organise and manage appropriate learning environment and resources.
• Within an agreed system of supervision, plan challenging teaching and learning objectives to evaluate and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate.
• Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against pre-determined learning objectives.
• Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence.
• Record progress and achievement in lessons/activities systematically and providing evidence of range and level of progress and attainment.
• Work within an established discipline policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence.
• Supporting the role of parents in pupils’ learning and contribute to/lead meetings with parents to provide constructive feedback on pupil progress/achievement, etc.
• Administer and assess/mark tests and invigilate exams/tests.
• Production of lesson plans, worksheets, plans, etc.

Support for the Curriculum

• Deliver learning activities to pupils within agreed system of supervision, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs.
• Deliver local and national learning strategies, e.g. Literacy, numeracy, early years, and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of pupils’ skills.
• Use ICT effectively to support learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
• Select and prepare resources necessary to lead learning activities, taking account of pupils’ interests and language and cultural background.
• Advise on appropriate deployment and use of specialist aid/resources/ equipment.

Support for the School
• Comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person.
• Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
• Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
• Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support achievement and progress for pupils.
• Take the initiative as appropriate to develop appropriate multi-agency approaches to supporting pupils.
• Recognise own strengths and areas of specialist expertise and use these to lead, advise and support others.
• Deliver out-of-school learning activities within guidelines established by the school.
• Contribute to the identification and execution of appropriate out-of-school learning activities which consolidate and extend work carried out in class.
• Safeguarding and Child and Adult Protection are key priorities for the School and Council. We aim to support children and adults at risk to be as safe as they can and to fulfil their potential. You are responsible for playing your part in the well-being, safety and protection of children and adults at risk. You will have a responsibility to participate in training to the appropriate level of safeguarding and have a duty to fulfil your personal responsibilities for safeguarding.

All employees are responsible for ensuring that they act at all times in a way that is consistent with Monmouthshire’s Equal Opportunities Policy in their own area of responsibility and in their general conduct.