Teaching Assistant / HLTA
The overall role of the Teaching Assistant / Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Learning Development Department) at King’s House School is to provide the pupils within the school with the support they need to promote their learning and well-being, whilst being constantly mindful of their pastoral and safeguarding needs.
The vacant post is full-time working from 08:00am until 4.30pm Monday to Friday during term-time only and will be based in the King's House School Senior Department.
Duties as a Teaching Assistant / Higher Level Teaching Assistant
• Support the general pastoral care and welfare of all pupils, promoting their happiness and well-being around the school
• Support the learning of pupils, primarily in the Senior Department, through in-class support, small group or 1:1
• Plan and deliver small group, early morning support sessions, primarily in English. Complete assessments (including marking) and provide information to all relevant parties as directed
• Assist the Head of Learning Development to ensure that the SEN register is kept up to date and that staff are kept informed of pupil’s needs
• Update Tracking Data kept in the Department as directed
• Carry out access arrangements acting as reader or scribe
• Liaise with subject teachers over support for individual children and deliver work in accordance with the plans and guidance from teachers.
• Oversee classes and their learning for reasonable periods of time in the absence of a teacher
• Inspire pupils with an enthusiasm and a love of learning
• Work as part of school team and attend relevant meetings; including Inset days
• Promote good behaviour dealing promptly with incidents according to school policy.
• Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance
• Undertake administrative jobs for teachers as and when required
• Liaise with parents, teachers and outside agencies as appropriate.
• Undertake playground duties throughout the school day
• Undertake before and after-school duties as required
• Go on school outings and residential trips as required
• Be First Aid trained
• Take responsibility for personal professional development and take opportunities on offer
• Undertake other tasks as allocated at the discretion of the Head of Learning Development or SMT to ensure the smooth running of the school
Professional Duties and Expectations (Applicable to all teaching staff roles)
• Support and promote the aims and ethos of the school
• Treat all members of the community, colleagues (teaching and non-teaching) and pupils, with respect and consideration
• Treat all pupils fairly, consistently and without prejudice
• Set a good example to pupils in terms of dress
• Carry out break and supervisory duties as designated
• Promote the aims of the school when attending and participating in events such as assemblies, visitor mornings and sports, music and drama events
• Take responsibility for own professional development and participate in training when provided
• Reflect on own practice and contribute to the process of continuous improvement of the school
• Contribute to the school's extra-curricular programme according to the needs of the school and own personal interests and expertise and/or participate similarly in the games programme
• Contribute to the corporate life of the school
• Read and adhere to all the school policies as outlined in the school handbook (on line) and contribute to the development of new policies
• Undertake all responsibilities as prescribed within school policies
• Ensure that all deadlines are met as published
• Undertake professional duties as may be reasonably assigned
• Be proactive and take responsibility for matters relating to health and safety and all other legislative requirements
• Take on opportunities for additional roles and responsibilities
• Attend school outings and take part in residential trips as needed
• Support and promote the school in the development and maintenance of its charitable aims
The ideal candidate will have some or all of the following:
• SEN experience (desirable)
• Experience delivering development programs to individuals or small groups
• Ability to teach new concepts as agreed with the class teacher or Head of Learning and Development
• English GCSE and above
• This role would be suitable for a Graduate looking to pursue a career in teaching
Terms and Conditions
• Salary (18-24k) based on experience
• Full-time post working 08:00– 4.30pm during term time only
• Contribution to Stakeholder Pension Scheme
• Free school lunches during term time
Closing Date: 26th May 2021
King’s House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Applicants must be willing to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service and references from previous employers.