Teaching Assistant - Term Time plus 5 days - Required from September 2022

Sydenham High School, GDST
Sydenham, London (Greater)
Competitive salary plus benefits
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Term time
Support Staff

Sydenham High Prep School is seeking to appoint a dynamic, energetic and well-qualified teaching assistant to play a complementary role in the learning and acquisition of skills of its pupils.

The successful candidate will have a level 3 early years qualification, experience in early years and KS1, will be passionate about literacy and reading promotion, supporting the academic and pastoral development of our pupils and show a commitment to supporting the wider life of the school, including our vibrant co-curricular programme.

1. Teaching and Learning

a) Ensure all pupils are appropriately supported in their learning be it academic, practical, behavioural or social, by adopting intervention strategies as directed by the teacher. 

b) Encourage and support the learning of individual pupils or small groups by complementing teaching and learning strategies deployed by the teacher. 

c) Prepare appropriate resources for lessons as directed by the teacher. 

d) Accompany teachers and pupils on educational visits and engage in the learning process for the benefit of the pupils 

e) Liaise with the teacher in order to ensure the effective delivery of the curriculum for all pupils and to help raise standards of achievement. 

f) Contribute to discussions with the teacher on the development of work and support programmes for pupils, in order to further support learning or behaviour. 

g) Assist in the efficient management and/or completion of individual pupil records through observation, recording and filing. 

2. Pastoral Care

a) Liaise with the class teacher on the implementation of appropriate strategies to ensure that all pupils are supported pastorally. 

b) Ensure that all pupils are adequately supported in the acquisition of personal skills through either direct or indirect intervention strategies as directed by the teacher. 

c) Under the direction of the teacher, promote and model positive behaviour in all teaching areas. 

d) Uphold the Code of Conduct/Behaviour Policy through effective delivery of its aims. 

e) Provide pastoral/welfare support for all pupils in order to encourage their social and emotional stability and development. 

f) Assist with the supervision of pupils in the playground and at lunchtimes to further support pupils in their learning. 

g) Administer first aid if qualified to do so. 

3. Management of Resources

a) Ensure that classroom resources are maintained effectively and available as required. 

b) Assist in the preparation and creation of attractive and interactive learning displays. 

c) Prepare work and activities in advance of the lesson (within employed hours), in order to ensure that the learning resources required are effective and accessible in order to achieve the learning outcomes.

4.    Communications

a) Where appropriate, develop a relationship to foster links between home and school, and to keep the school fully informed of relevant information. 

b)Be aware of confidential issues linked to home /pupil /teacher /school. 

c) Work collaboratively with colleagues to meet the needs effectively of all pupils. 

d) Communicate concerns and observations to the relevant person regarding health & safety issues and child protection issues to maintain the school’s duty of care. 

e) Liaise with parents regarding the effective sharing of information regarding the collection of pupils.       

5. Training and Development of Self and Others

a) Where appropriate, to assist in the induction, development and support of other TAs in their role. 

b) Participate in training activities and sessions offered by the school and other external agencies in order to further relevant knowledge and skills.


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