Christ’s College are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join their team in Surrey.
We are looking for an individual to join our hard-working Teaching Assistants. This is a varied and unique role and requires someone flexible to meet the wide range of expectations placed upon them. We expect our Teaching Assistant to be consistent, professional and accountable.
You will work with our SENCo and Inclusion manager to ensure students have the right approach to learning and behaviour expectations are achieved. A Teaching Assistant is key in helping every child make progress and reach their full potential. The role is a term time only position (39 weeks) and is currently offered at £16,334 - £17,866 Full time equivalent.
In addition, we expect every Teaching Assistant to adhere to the standards listed below:
Teaching Assistant – Responsibilities:
- Help students access the curriculum and to facilitate independent learning;
- Assist students in expressing their ideas both orally and in writing;
- Help students understand the implications of unacceptable behaviour;
- Work with the classroom teacher so that students enjoy their learning and make good progress;
- Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students;
- Encourage, raise self- esteem and promote confidence within the students with whom they work.
Specific tasks for Teaching Assistants include but are not limited to the following:
- To provide practical guidance and support to students in lessons so that they can access the curriculum and make good academic progress
- To monitor and record the progress of individual students
- To assist in the production of pathway plans (covering wave 1 and wave 2)
- To encourage and advise students how best to meet their individual targets
- To help students with arrangements for homework and other independent tasks
- To foster the highest standards of behaviour in the classroom by being proactive with students who are struggling to control their emotions
- To intervene swiftly and purposefully if a student is drifting ‘off task’ during a lesson.
- To employ a range of strategies, as appropriate, to assist students in understanding the lesson. This may involve repeating, rephrasing and paraphrasing language
- To give students frequent and constructive feedback on their work and to use praise as much as possible
- To support students in all aspects of internal and public examinations and to act as readers for exams when required
- To attend all relevant staff meetings and TA meetings when timetable and work hours allow
- To participate enthusiastically in all INSET and twilight training sessions
- To support the College’s policies in terms of behaviour, teaching, learning, assessment, homework and discipline
- To model the highest professional standards of courtesy, respect, humility, integrity and self-discipline
- To work with students with limited mobility when required
- To accompany students with disabilities on College trips, both day and residential, as required
-To work within our inclusion area ‘The Fold’ when required
- To work on a 1;1 basis with children with EHCP’s
- To carry out small group interventions if required.
There are several benefits available when working at Christ’s College which include:
- Onsite parking and easy access to London via road and public transport
- Childcare vouchers
- Cycle2work scheme with up to 32% off a bike
Discount schemes which offer:
- Up to 10% off your next holiday
- 20% off a new mobile contract
- 40% off cinema tickets
- Discounts at a range of high street shops such as Boots, Topshop, Apple and many more
To submit your CV and covering letter for this role, press ‘Apply’ today. In your covering letter please detail your skills and experience which are relevant to this position and your suitability for this role.
Closing Date: Monday 25th March 12 noon
The college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.
Christs College Guildford 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.