To work under the guidance/instruction of designated teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for children and to assist the teacher in the management of children and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area under the guidance of teaching staff.
Support for Children
- Establish rapport and respectful, trusting relationships with children, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
- Supervise and provide particular support for children, including those with special needs, ensuring their access to learning resources.
- Ensure children’s safety, welfare and personal hygiene. (Basic First aid to be included where appropriate).
- Promote inclusion and acceptance of all children in the classroom by encouraging them to interact with each other and to engage in activities led by the teacher.
- Support the implementation of IEPs, Behaviour Plans, Personal Care Programmes, Curriculum Planning and Assessment.
- Promote self-esteem and independence among children.
- Provide feedback to children on their progress and achievement under the guidance of a teacher, in line with school policy. Evaluate learning and provide feedback to the teacher / parent / agency as needed.
Support for Teachers
- Promote good children behaviour, dealing promptly with conflicts in line with school behaviour policies.
- Establish constructive relationships with parents and carers, promoting the School’s home/school liaison policy.
- Assist the teacher with the preparation of teaching and learning materials and resources.
- Undertake structured and agreed learning activities / programmes, being aware of children learning styles. Adjust activities according to children responses / needs.
- Work with children on programmes linked to local and national curriculum and learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, early years, recording achievement, progress and feeding back to the teacher.
- Monitor children’s responses to learning activities and achievement as directed.
- Provide detailed feedback to teachers on children’s achievement, progress, problems etc. as requested.
- Undertake children’s record keeping as requested.
- Assist with the collation of children reports as requested by the teacher. This may involve data input.
- Support the effective use of ICT in learning activities and develop children’s competence and independence in its use.
- Maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans.
- Assist with the display of children’s work in the classroom and around school.
- Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/learning activity and assist children’s in their use.
- Administer and mark routine tests e.g. spelling, mental arithmetic and invigilate tests as required.
- Provide clerical support for teacher’s e.g. photocopying, filing, collecting money, checking deliveries and placing goods in stock and maintaining records of stock, administering coursework, production of work sheets for agreed activities.
Support for the School
- Be aware of and comply with policies relating to child protection, health & safety, confidentiality, safeguarding and data protection, reporting all concerns to a nominated person.
- Contribute to the overall work, smooth running and ethos of the school.
- Appreciate and support the role of other people in the team.
- Attend and participate in meetings as required.
- Improve one’s own practice through training, self-evaluation and performance management.
- Assist with the supervision of children out of directed lesson time, including before and after school and at lunchtime, within working hours.
- Accompany teaching staff and children on visits, trips and out-of-school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of a teacher.
- Teaching and other staff in the Academy.
- Peripatetic services.
- Educational Psychologists and other education or health care professionals.
Control of Resources (human, financial, material):
Classroom resources and equipment as allocated.
Oasis Community Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks and safeguarding training.
All staff take an active role in the Academy’s care and guidance of students.
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.
The duties of this post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or level of responsibility entailed.