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Posted Tuesday 9th Jul 2024

Start Date Monday 2nd Sep 2024

Close Date Wednesday 31st Jul 2024

Job Description

Do you have a passion for engaging children with their learning objectives?

Do you have experience working with people with a diagnosis of autism?

If either of these describe you - this may be the role for you.  Whether you have worked with children in a classroom setting or with adults with additional needs, your transferrable skills are needed.

We are seeking eager and passionate Teaching Assistants to work in an independent school and college for children and young people with a diagnosis of ASC.  

Teaching Assistant, also known as a Learning Support Assistant, provides valuable support to teachers in a school setting. Their role involves assisting with various tasks to enhance the learning experience for students. Here are the key duties and responsibilities of a Teaching Assistant:

  1. Preparing the Classroom:

    • Setting Up: Getting the classroom ready for lessons by arranging desks, materials, and resources.
    • Tidying Up: Clearing away after lessons to maintain a safe and clean environment.
  2. Lesson Support:

    • Materials Preparation: Assisting teachers in preparing lesson materials and organizing school equipment.
    • Individual Support: Working individually with students to improve their performance, answering questions, and providing additional help as needed.
    • Progress Reporting: Recording and reporting students’ progress to the teacher.
  3. Classroom Management:

    • Focus and Behavior: Helping pupils stay focused during class hours.
    • Supervision: Supervising group activities, sports events, and school outings.
    • Behavior Management: Assisting teachers in managing student behavior.
  4. Student Welfare:

    • Health and Well-Being: Looking after children who are unwell or upset.
    • Safe Environment: Providing a healthy and safe learning environment for children.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Enthusiasm: A confident and enthusiastic approach to working with children.
  • Tech-Savvy: Comfortable with technology and computers.
  • Independence: Ability to think quickly and work independently.
  • Reliability: A reliable and friendly individual.
  • DBS Check: Holder of an Enhanced DBS check (or willingness to apply for one).

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