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Teaching Assistant

Employer
Dukes Education Group
Location
London (Central)
Salary
£19,000-£21,000 DOE, term time only
Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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Dukes Education is a family of schools and educators, brought together by a common purpose: to give children the foundations for an extraordinary life, through education.

We are looking for a Level 3 Teaching Assistant to join our beautiful and well-established Nursery.

About Miss Daisy's Nursery Schools

Miss Daisy's aim was to create a village nursery school in the heart of London, where the education offered is a balance between formal learning and learning through play. The school offers a strong sense of community and provides a warm and nurturing environment. There is an excellent child adult ratio to ensure the children are getting the best possible care at this important stage of their learning journey.

Every day come rain or shine, the children play outside in the garden and/or nearby facilities. Children that stay for afternoons also enjoy an additional outdoor learning experience, very much based on learning through play.

Miss Daisy's Nursery is the first step on the education ladder and it is of paramount importance that it is the right step. Children leave Miss Daisy's confident and happy, with enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge. 'We want them running to school'.

Role: Level 3 Teaching Assistant Term-Time only

Responsible to: Headmistress

To provide the highest level of care and education to all children attending the setting.

Teaching and Learning

  • Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the head teacher and class teachers
  • Communicate effectively and sensitively with pupils to support their learning
  • Organise and manage safely the learning activities, the teaching space and resources
  • Advance pupils’ learning in a range of settings, including working with individuals and small groups under the supervision and direction of the teacher in the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Assist in the implementation of students and help monitor their progress
  • Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Liaise sensitively and effectively with parents, carers, and outside agencies when required
  • Support students with emotional or behavioral problems and held develop their social skills
  • Use behavior management strategies including positive handling, in line with the school’s policy and procedures which contribute to a purposeful learning environment
  • Recognise and respond effectively to equal opportunities issues as they arise, including challenging stereotyped views and by challenging bullying and harassment, following relevant policies and procedures

Standards and quality assurance

  • To have high expectations of all pupils’ achievement and a commitment to raising educational standards
  • To consistently promote positive values, attitudes and behavior
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
  • Attend team and staff meetings
  • Maintain a safe environment fur pupils, staff and visitors to the school
  • Meet and communicate with parents (i.e. at parent evenings/open mornings) as necessary
  • Supervise pupils off site on school trips and other external visits
  • Provide welfare support for pupils
  • Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety and first aid
  • Have high expectations of all pupils and promote and reinforce pupils self esteem
  • Be committed to raising the educational achievement of pupils
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with pupils, treating them consistently
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with pupils, treating them consistently, with respect and consideration and to be concerned for their development as learners
  • Demonstrate and promote the same positive values, attitudes and behavior that are expected from pupils
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a professional team, to meet the needs of all pupils
  • Carry out all aspects of the role effectively and to seek help and advice when necessary

Administrative duties

  • Prepare classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards
  • To assist the teacher in the planning and development of work programmes, work activities and
  • support programmes for pupils
  • Assist in the preparation of teaching resources materials
  • Help to implement lesson plans
  • Prepare and present displays of student’s work
  • Support class teachers in photocopying and other tasks in order to support teaching
  • Undertake other duties from time to time as the head teacher requires

Other tasks include

  • To assist the teacher with the day to day teaching situations and routines involved in promoting the children’s physical, intellectual, linguistic, emotional, social and sensory development
  • To be familiar with the routine and act on initiative in respect of routine tasks
  • To develop a sociable but professional attitude, approaching the teachers as a source of guidance and information
  • To help keep equipment in good order, books, pencils, toys, paint / gluepots
  • To regularly maintain and upkeep the outdoor areas
  • To be aware of all Miss Daisy’s Nursery School policies and procedures
  • Undertake any professional duties reasonably requested by the Headmistress in connection with the smooth organisation and running of the school
  • To attend regular staff meetings to inform / give suggestions / support
  • To be aware of the resources that are available in school and where these are stored
  • To replenish all arts and crafts units/cupboards as well as kitchen and loos
  • To ensure the art cupboard/stationery and resources are kept tidy and well organised
  • To ensure the school is tidy and organized at the start and end of each day

Company

Dukes Education

Dukes is a family of schools, teachers, learners, and parents connected by our pursuit of an extraordinary life for every member of our community.

Our philosophy is to support each individual to live with purpose, to encourage a love of learning, and to act as a team. All of this is underpinned by a quality standard that runs through everything we do.

We believe that education is a journey to be enjoyed and shared at every stage of life, unlocking extraordinary possibilities for every student. To learn more about our family, visit dukeseducation.com

We offer outstanding Learning and Professional Development to all staff through our annual brochure offering countless, valuable courses that are designed to empower and advance our people. Additionally, we have launched a Little Dukes Training Academy on offer to all of our people in the Early Years. This academy includes Diplomas in Montessori Pedagogy and qualifications as Level 3, and Level 5 Early Years Educators. 

Dukes wide company benefits

  • Festive company celebrations
  • Annual company conference
  • Training and development opportunity
  • Leadership programme
  • Wellbeing benefits, employee assistance programme and free counselling
  • Access to Dukes Hub a cross functional resource of communications and knowledge
  • Dukes Foundation, company outreach and charity
  • Environmental and sustainability focused, with environmental awards

Other information: 

Website: https://dukeseducation.com/ 

Email: caitlin.taylor@dukeseducation.com 

Head Office: 14-16 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AR

Phone: +44 (0)20 3696 5300

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Telephone
+44 (0) 203 696 5300
Location
14-16 Waterloo Place
London
Greater London
SW1Y 4AR
United Kingdom
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