Job description � Learning Support Assistant for

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					Staplehurst School
Job description for Teaching Assistant
          Date     June 2012


     Post held     Teaching Assistant

     Duties &
Responsibilities   To work under the direction and guidance of the Headteacher, Inclusion Manager, and class teacher to assist
                   in the educational and social development of pupils.

                   Participate in the implementation of individual education programmes for pupils as designed by the Inclusion
                   Manager and teaching staff. Duties may include monitoring the progress of pupils educationally and/or

                   To provide support for the individual children within a group or class situation to enable them to participate
                   fully in class activities; to be prepared to work with small groups of children both in and out of class.

                   Work with individual programmes devised by other professionals, e.g. speech therapists, occupational
                   therapists, as necessary.

                   Assist teacher with observation and monitoring of the progress of the children, maintaining accurate
                   records, in order to ensure documentation of all interventions with the children.

                   Support those pupils agreed with the head teacher and Inclusion Manager with emotional or behavioural
                   problems and assist with the development of social skills to promote positive behaviour patterns, raise self-
                   esteem and improve independent working.

                   Participate and supervise pupils in off-site activities as directed by the head teacher, Inclusion Manager and/or
                   class teacher, eg educational trips, walks etc. Supervise in PE lessons and at playtime to ensure the
                   continued safety of the children.

                   Make materials for teachers’ or pupils’ use as directed by the class teacher and assist where necessary
                   with preparation and clearing away of the classroom and materials to ensure effective and efficient teaching.

                   Understand and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health,
                   safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person in order to
                   maintain a safe and secure learning environment.

                   Photocopy materials for teachers’ or pupils’ use as directed by the class teacher.

                   Mount and display pupils’ work as directed by the class teacher.

                   Such other additional duties as the Headteacher or class teacher may require from time to time. This includes
                   supporting PPA time and covering a class if a Supply Teacher cannot be sourced and the Teaching Assistant
                   is confident and prepared to do so.

                   This job description describes in general terms the normal duties which the postholder will be expected
                   to undertake. However, the job description or the duties contained therein may vary or be amended
                   from time to time without changing the level of responsibility associated with this post.

 Line manager      Inclusion Manager

      To whom
   responsible     Headteacher

                   Signed: ………………………………………… Date: ………………………………

                   Signed: ………………………………………… Head teacher

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