Job Title: Teaching Assistant

Location: King Edwin School, Norton Line Managed/Jointly Supervised by: Vice Principal/HOS

Salary Scale: £20.538 per annum

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, Term Time Only

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

• Responsibility for ensuring and promoting the safeguarding and emotional well-being of any  young people that you may come into contact with, reporting problems to the teacher • Work in accordance with Spark of Genius vision and aims

•To assist teachers in raising the standards of pupil attainment, through the provision of  quality and relevant experiences and with regard to the curriculum, age range or additional  needs

•To assist the teachers in: the planning and preparation and collation of learning materials  and resources; the creation of visual displays; differentiating and adapting learning  programmes to suit the needs of allocated pupils

• Assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment as agreed with the  teacher and in line with reporting processes prescribed by the school quality cycle; Monitor  and record pupil responses and learning achievements, drawing any problems which  cannot be resolved to the attention of the teacher/personal tutor

•To support and assist the pupils within the centre and on educational and out of school  activities

•To work with individual pupils or small groups of pupils.  

•To adhere to the whole organisation policies on Safeguarding, pastoral care, behaviour  management, health & safety and pupil welfare at all times 

•To work in partnership with school and residential colleagues, parents/carers and other  adults, e.g. Educational Psychologist

• Make economic use of the monies provided for education including adherence to systems  of accounting and the recording for the use of transport.

•To attend to the personal, social, emotional & behavioural needs of pupils as  required/indicated in their personal education, care & development plan whilst encouraging  independence; assist in the maintenance of a safe, healthy, hygienic environment.

•To work with external care and education agencies as appropriate, when directed by your  line manager, to contribute to positive and sustainable outcomes for our young people  when they leave our service.

•To take an active part in the school outdoor educational provision, including supporting  animal care and wellbeing and our Duke of Edinburgh provision.


Professional Knowledge and Understanding:

• Have a working knowledge of child well-being, learning and developmental pathways  • Have sufficient knowledge of literacy, numeracy; and personal, social and health education;  and to be IT literate

Professional Responsibilities:

• Have a broad understanding of the ethos, values and policies of Spark of Genius and to place  these at the centre of your practice

•To have full awareness of the importance of the role of education assistant in Spark of Genius  

Principles and Perspectives:

•To adhere to sound professional values and practices at all times

•To maintain an ethos of quality provision and continual improvement

Professional Skills and Abilities:

• Communicate clearly, have good interpersonal skills

•To assist pupils both individually and on a group basis

• Display ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the school and its community  • With teachers support, use a range of resources which, have been evaluated in terms of  curriculum requirements and to meet the needs of pupils.

• Maintain expectations for the pace of work, attainment and achievement for all pupils. • Work in a professional, co-operative manner with all associated with Spark of Genius • Maintain excellent attendance standards keeping absence from work at a minimum

Classroom Organisation and Management:

• Alongside the teacher, manage classes and resources to achieve safe, orderly and  purposeful activity; report any damaged material or any damage to the building immediately • Ability to use positive behaviour strategies, using a range of agreed methods (which may  include the likes of TCI, Team Teach, Calm etc), Restorative Approaches and Spark’s ‘Every  Second Counts’ as a framework

Assessment of Pupils:

• As part of the education team, participate in target setting for all pupi


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