Teaching Assistant Level 3
Informal discussionMrs Sarah Guest
Unfortunately the close date for this position has now passed.
£17,161 to £19,126
Contract TimePart time
Hours per Week32.5
CRB CheckA CRB check is required
Level 3 Teaching Assistant working in the Early Years Foundation Stage. A permanent post from September 2012.
The Governors of Dudley Wood Primary School are seeking to appoint a skilled and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to work in our Early Years Foundation Stage from September 2012.
Under the guidance of teaching staff, the successful candidate will be responsible for a group of Nursery pupils and will be expected to plan small group activities as well as be responsible for assessing pupil’s progress and achievement throughout the year.
You will join a friendly and committed staff team in a good teaching and learning environment. There will be opportunities for Professional Development Training during the implementation and development of the new EYFS curriculum.
For an application pack and any enquiries please contact our Office Manager, Mrs Alison Royal. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.
Please refer to the relevant job description and person specification when applying; outlining why you want to apply and what skills, qualities, attributes and experience you think you can offer.
Closing date: 28th May 2012
Interviews: 12th June 2012
Dudley Wood Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of children, and therefore the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced CRB check.
Childrens Services (Dudley Wood Primary School) based in Education
Purpose of the Job
To implement agreed work programmes with individuals/groups and support teaching staff in the development and education of pupils including the provision of detailed and specialist skills/knowledge in particular areas.
To assist the teacher in the whole planning cycle and supervise whole classes or groups during the short term absence of a teacher.
Support for pupils
Make a substantial contribution to IEP’s and their implementation.
Use specialist skills and training to support pupils with communication and interaction difficulties.
Use specialist skills and training to support pupils with cognition and learning difficulties.
Using specialist skills and training to support the behaviour management of pupils with behavioural, emotional, and social development needs e.g. assist with the development of behaviour management strategies, monitor pupils behavior, to recognise and reward progress in behaviour management, identify and respond to uncharacteristic behaviour patterns and incidents of challenging behaviour.
Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and development.
Establish productive working relationships with pupils acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.
Provide pastoral support to pupils.
Support for the teacher and the school
Assess the needs of pupils and contribute to the development of IEP’s.
Observe and report on pupil performance.
Take responsibility for the management of challenging pupil behavior.
Contribute to multi- agency meetings under direction of school.
Undertake joint home visits as appropriate and in line with LEA policy.
Implement and evaluate specific curriculum plans and activities for groups of pupils to meet the individual needs of those pupils.
Contribute to curriculum planning.
Contribute to the identification and planning of out of school learning activities beyond the school day.
Under the guidance of a teacher, implement agreed work programmes with individuals or groups maintaining good order and keeping pupils on task.
Provide emergency cover supervision for a group or class, under the direction and control of the Head teacher or other designated member of staff during the unplanned short-term absence of the teacher, normally for periods of up to one session, limited to no more than 2 sessions per term.
Provide guidance and assist in the training and development of staff as appropriate.
Contribute to the development and maintenance of school policies.
Participate in working groups on curriculum matters
Provide clerical/administrative support e.g. produce worksheets for agreed activities.
Determine the need for, prepare and maintain general and specialist equipment and resources.
Undertake planned supervision of pupils out of school learning activities.
Supervise pupils on visits and trips as required.
Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.
Contribute to the overall ethos /work/aims of the school.
Participate in training, other learning activities and performance development as required.
Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
Excellent knowledge of the curriculum for EYFS children.
Experience of planning and being responsible for children of Nursery age.
Experience of assessment in EYFS.
NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification.
Personal qualities and attributes
Creativity and initiative to create resources and plan exciting, practical and meaningful learning experiences for young children.
The ability to work as part of a team and be flexible.
A commitment to working in partnership with parents.
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