Teaching Assistant

  • Job Reference: 214990
  • Date Posted: 24 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Worksop College and Ranby House
  • Location: Worksop
  • Salary: £18,441
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Term Time
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Location: Nottinghamshire, UK
Salary: £18,441.28
Education Phase: Through School
Working Pattern: Full-Time
Contract Type: Permanent

Application Deadline: Sunday, 21st July 2024

Worksop College and Ranby House; one community set across two schools. We are proud to be a broad ability school, educating children from 2-18. With a focus firmly on progress, we recognise that every child has their own set of skills and abilities, whether it be academic, sporting, musical or otherwise. We believe that education is about more than the flight towards academic success, but about human flourishing. We want our students to be the very best version of themselves. If they are destined to attend an established University, here is where they will flourish. If they are an outstanding sportsperson, here is where they will hone their skills. Perhaps they are a talented artist or musician, here is where they’d perfect their craft, but if these talents are yet to be revealed, here is where they’ll be discovered. We are a remarkable school, in a stunning setting, with exceptional facilities and talented teaching staff. At Worksop College, what matters is the individual, their aspirations and their future.

Working hours:

Teaching staff are expected to view contract times as core hours only and are expected to commit to as much additional time as needed to complete the role, to meet the needs and expectations of this post. This is a role requiring a commitment to work some evenings as all staff are expected to complete duties, clubs/activities, staff/department meetings, home visits, INSET Training Days, department preparation and planning, as well as special school events e.g. parent’s evenings/open days etc.

LIAISON WITH PARENTS:
  • To take reasonable steps to maintain cordial relations with members of the parent body, responding to requests for information and assistance.
  • To attend parent/teacher consultations as organised by the school where necessary.
  • There will need to be regular professional communication between the Teaching Assistant and the deaf child’s parents, to keep fully aware of matters to plan, address and prepare.
  • Regular feedback on the support given and the pastoral care of the deaf child is expected between the school and the family.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
  • To take up the opportunity for continuous professional development through self-directed reading, courses and in-service training and maintain a good level of IT skills
  • To take part in the school arrangements for staff performance review, to complete the required documentation and seek to fulfil individual targets agreed as part of the appraisal and performance management system.
  • Training courses and time will be offered to enhance the Teaching Assistant’s knowledge of working in education with deaf children, such as SALT and Medical Professionals (such as an NHS appointed Teacher for the Deaf), as well as associated courses for improving BSL and technical equipment.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • To provide the highest levels of pastoral care, supporting children with medical and/or special educational needs
  • To implement a safe, stimulating and varied programme of learning opportunities, ensuring the planning meets the needs of individual children
  • To make appropriate educational provision for children with SEND and those who may have EAL needs, with support from the Head of Learning Support
  • To assess children’s progress, maintain records and provide written reports to parents/carers in accordance with school policies and schedules
  • To carry out administrative duties related to the delivery of all aspects of outstanding teaching, including the use of technology to assist in lesson preparation, teaching and reporting
  • To work closely and professionally with colleagues to ensure the daily care, supervision and programmes are efficient and safe
LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • To take responsibility for delivering an appropriate programme of support for children aged 9+
  • The programme should be carefully planned to meet the individual needs and agreed learning objectives for each child
Benefits

The school has high expectations of its staff and therefore looks to reward them with an attractive benefits package, which includes:
  • Monthly salary including holiday pay due
  • Fee concessions for the children of any member of the full-time teaching staff who meet the school’s entry requirements
  • Lunch is provided when on duty; the school is known for its high-quality catering. Tea and coffee are available throughout the working day
Desired Criteria
  • At least two years’ experience of supporting children with Special Educational needs
  • An understanding of the accountability and parental expectations placed on staff working in the independent sector
  • Competent IT skills to support activities and IT based admin tasks
  • Driving Licence (including a D1 category)
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Training (will be provided by the school)
  • First Aid Training (will be provided by the school)
Essential Criteria
  • The desire to be an ambassador for the school in everything they achieve
  • A confident and effective communicator who will support the team and embrace change
  • A good understanding of child development, learning processes and factors that affect how pupils learn
  • Ability to resolve problems effectively by being ‘solution focused’
  • Excellent levels of organisation and time management
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • The ability to relate well with children, their parents and colleagues and to build positive working relationships
You may have experience in the following roles: Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Special Needs Assistant, Education Assistant, Early Years Practitioner, Nursery Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant, Pastoral Support Worker, Behaviour Support Assistant, Cover Supervisor, etc.

REF-214 990