Teaching Assistant - Part Time

Contract type: Fixed Term until 30th June 2024

Hours: Part time, 15 hours per week, term time only. Monday to Friday with some Saturday mornings and one evening per week until 18:30.

Salary: Up to £10.92 per hour.

Anticipated start date: ASAP

Closing date: 31st January 2024 

Interviews: Expected shortly after closing

Location: Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Job Overview 

This is an excellent opportunity to join Stowe School supporting pupils in the classroom along with some small group support in the Skills Department. You will be integral in supporting the educational development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the Head of Skills and class teachers. You will assist in the setting up and implementation of individual programmes for students and help monitor their progress. You will provide support for individual students to enable them to fully participate in activities, a proactive approach is essential to help students succeed in their learning.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities 

  • To support pupils within classes under the guidance of the teacher
  • To work with students in a small group under the guidance of the teacher.
  • To help students in a one to one situation.
  • To help in the running of prep clubs and homework clubs

Key Tasks:

  1. Teaching and learning
  • To assist in the educational development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the Head of Skills and class teachers
  • To assist in the setting up and implementation of individual programmes for students and help monitor their progress
  • To provide support for individual students to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • To be willing to work with a small group of students under the guidance of the class teacher.
  • To have a proactive approach to help students succeed in their learning
  • To assist with the development of support materials
  • To work with other professionals, such as speech therapists and occupational therapists, as necessary
  • To assist class teachers with maintaining student records
  • To assist with exams, including invigilation, or exam access arrangements as required.
  • To prepare work and activities in advance of the lesson (within employed hours) e.g. operating AVA equipment as required i.e. photocopier, laminator, making books, labels, signs and undertaking practical tasks.
  • To aid pupils with a physical disability where necessary.

 

  1. Administrative duties
  • To undertake duties from time to time as the Head of Skills requires
  • To assist in the organisation and administration  of exams for pupils with specific needs

3. Standards and quality assurance

  • To support the aims and ethos of the school
  • To set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
  • To attend team and staff meetings
  • To undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned by the Head of Skills for example attend meetings with parents as required.
  • To be proactive in matters relating to health and safety
  • To know and apply school policies on Child Protection, Health and Safety, Behaviour, Teaching and Learning, Equal Opportunities etc
  • To ensure adherence to statutory Health and Safety and Data Protection Legislation at all times.

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post and as duties and responsibilities change/develop, the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder

Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and an online background check with our 3rd party provider SP-Index.

The School reserves the right to withdraw the advert before the closing date. 

Person Specification  

The selection of candidates for short-listing will be based on this specification and candidates should bear this in mind when preparing their application and completing the application form:  

Attributes

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications

  • Educated to A level standard

  • Evidence of continued professional development to update skills and knowledge.

Specialist Skills & Experience 

  • Knowledge of the GCSE curriculum across a number of subjects
  • Experience within the field of secondary education.
  • Willingness to participate in training and developmental opportunities offered by the school
  • Willingness to maintain confidentiality on all school matters
  • Ability to monitor the pupils’ response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes
  • Ability to provide levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils’ needs.
  • Experience of delivering support in the secondary curriculum
  • Knowledge of  SEN Code of Practice

 

Personal Skills 

  • Ability to be innovative and resourceful to help students succeed in their learning.
  • Enthusiasm for spending time with pupils
  • Ability to be adaptable, depending on the needs of the students
  • A patient, positive, calm approach
  • Ability to work positively with a wide range of staff.
  • Ability to demonstrate awareness/understanding of equal opportunities.

To apply now , please download the application form for this job here. We look forward to receiving your application.