Teaching Assistant - Job Description
Summary of the role:
Working under guidance to implement work programmes for individuals/groups which could include those requiring detailed and specialist knowledge in particular areas. To assist in the whole planning cycle and the management/ preparation of resources. To provide cover for whole classes as appropriate
Line manager: The Head Teacher
Main duties and responsibilities:
To work with the teacher to establish an appropriate learning environment. To work with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lessons/ work plans as appropriate. To monitor and evaluate pupils’ responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against pre-determined learning objectives. To use specialist (curricular/learning) skills to support pupils. To assist with the development and implementation of IEPs as appropriate. To establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom. To support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs. To encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities. To promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement and self-reliance. To implement agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupils’ responses/needs.
To implement literacy and numeracy programmes and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of literacy and numeracy skills. To support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
To determine the need for, prepare and maintain general and specialist equipment and resources. To provide feedback to pupils in relation to...
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