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Teaching Assistants

Wincanton Road, Huish Episcopi, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9SS
Huish Episcopi Academy
Term Time
£18,933-£19,698 pro rata (Grade 14 pts 4-6)
15th October 2021
Start Date
15th October 2021
1st November 2021 12:05 PM
Contract Term
Job ID
Start date
15th October 2021
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1183210

Huish Episcopi

Teaching Assistant

Contract: 30 hours per week. Term time only. Permanent. Part time hours will be considered. 

Start date: Required to start as soon as possible

Salary Range: £18,933-£19,698 pro rata (Grade 14 pts 4-6)

Vacancy details:

To assist in the support and inclusion of children with special educational needs within a mainstream school.

General Responsibilities:

  • To develop knowledge of a range of learning support needs and to develop an understanding of the specific needs of the child/ren to be supported.
  • Taking into account the learning support involved, to aid the child/ren to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own by, for example:

- clarifying and explaining instructions;

- ensuring the child is able to use equipment and materials provided;

- motivating and encouraging the child as required;

- assisting in weaker areas e.g. language, behaviour, reading, spelling, handwriting/presentation etc;

- helping pupils to concentrate on and finish work set;

- meeting physical needs as required whilst encouraging independence;

- liaising with class teacher and SENCO about One Page Profiles

- developing appropriate resources to support the child/ren.

  • To establish a supportive relationship with the child/ren concerned.
  • To encourage acceptance and inclusion of the child with special needs.
  • To develop methods of promoting/reinforcing the child’s self-esteem
  • Develop an understanding of and provide for students’ specific personal needs to ensure a safe learning environment.

Supporting the teacher

  • To assist, with class teacher (and other professionals as appropriate), in the development of a suitable programme of support for child/ren who need support.
  • In conjunction with the class teacher and/or other professionals to develop a system of recording the child’s progress.
  • To contribute to the maintenance of child/ren’s progress records.
  • To participate in the evaluation of the support programme.
  • To provide regular feedback about the child/ren to the teacher.

Supporting the school

  • Where appropriate, to develop a relationship to foster links between home and school.
  • To liaise, advise and consult with other members of the team supporting the child/ren when
  • asked to do so.
  • To contribute to reviews of children’s progress, as appropriate.
  • To attend relevant in-service training.
  • To be aware of school procedures.
  • To be aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/school work and to keep confidences appropriately.

Lunchtime Supervision

  • You will be expected to carry out one lunchtime supervision duty per week for which you will receive a staff duty meal. Any other tasks as directed by the Principal which fall within the scope of the post.

All employees have the responsibility to:

  • Support the aims and ethos of the Academy
  • Ensure the highest standards of professional conduct and confidentiality at all times
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
  • To promote Equality and Diversity across the Academy community
  • Attend and participate in open evenings and other school events
  • Participate in staff training
  • Attend team and staff meetings


Safeguarding Statement:

Huish Episcopi School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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