Are you a dedicated professional able to enhance the education of our pupils?
Owing to an internal promotion within the academy trust, one of our TAs is leaving. We are currently looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our happy team at Beaufort Primary School. Relevant, recent experience will be an advantage, but is not essential.
Candidates must be willing to become a part of our whole school team and should be hardworking, committed, highly positive and able to use their initiative. They should be adaptable, creative and able to communicate well with adults and children. Our ethos is one of mutual respect and our ideal candidate would understand how to nurture and develop the whole child whilst maintaining high expectations and standards. Good levels of Maths and English are absolutely essential.
Contract: Fixed Term, Part Time, Term Time only (37 weeks)
Hours: 32.08 hours per week, 8.20 to 3.15pm with 30 minute lunch break, Monday to Friday.
Additional opportunities exist for employment in our wrap-around care.
Salary: Grade S3 pro-rata
This post will initially be for Key Stage 2, although you should be prepared to work with other children throughout the school as required. It involves working under the guidance of the class teacher to support children both within the classroom and through small group and one to one work. The job would include running personalised programmes and interventions, teaching groups or individuals who have been targeted for extra support and supervising the class as required in the short term absence of the teacher. Full training will be given. This job also involves an element of lunchtime supervision.
Below are some of the key tasks that you will be required to perform, a full list of which can be found in the attached Person Specification documents.
- Support the teacher in the day to day learning activities in the classroom.
- Contribute to the assessment and tracking of pupil progress, including through observation feedback, raising the awareness of teaching staff to the strengths and difficulties of individual pupils and contributing to the planning of learning activities.
- Support pupil well being, behaviour and personal development, understanding the emotional and social needs of pupils, in order to enhance their learning and life skills.
- Follow school policies in regard to safeguarding.
- Maintain confidentiality both inside and outside the workplace.
- Develop ownership of the ethos of the school, demonstrating and promoting school values and providing consistent guidance for pupils with regard to behaviour.
- Meet with line manager to set and monitor personal objectives and professional development.
- Undertake regular training as required by the school.
- Take responsibility for keeping up to date with school policies and procedures, such as child protection and developments in the School Development Plan (SDP).
Essential Personal Requirements
- Good general education
- GCSE passes in Maths and English (A-C)
- Relevant experience of working with children of primary school age.
- Ability to use ICT to effectively support learning.
- A good standard of grammatically correct spoken and written English.
- Good oral and written communication skills in English.
- Ability to work effectively and professionally within a team of adults.
- Ability to efficiently understand and follow direction from the Class Teacher or Management Team, using initiative.
- Ability to relate well to children, establishing empathy and a good rapport, maintaining mutual respect at all times.
- Ability to motivate pupils and to use positive behaviour management strategies with individuals, groups and whole classes.
- Able to work under pressure and multitask.
- Able to apply a solution based approach to problem solving.
- A positive attitude and sense of fun.
- Adaptable and able to cope with a range of tasks.
- Willingness to become fully involved in school life.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion inside and outside the school.
- Able to demonstrate commitment to Equal Opportunities and other key school policies.
- Ability to respond positively to constructive criticism and strive to improve own performance.
- Understand that it is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and that everybody has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.
- Provide a safe environment in which children can learn.
Beaufort Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are required to complete an enhanced DBS Check.
Closing Date: Monday 21st February 2022
Start Date: ASAP
Beaufort Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments made are subject to suitable references and an enhanced DBS disclosure