Teaching Assistant

Brighton, East Sussex
Depending on Qualifications and Experience
26 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a strong and resilient teaching assistant that can step up and take on any obstacles thrown their way. We are opening a new alternative provision in Brighton & Hove from September, covering pupils from local secondary schools with behavioural issues in their mainstream education. Focused at KS3, you will need to be resilient, confident and able to communicate well with young pupils. A background in pastoral/SEMH will be advantageous. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

Key Responsibilities;

Support for the Pupils

  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education / Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teachers

Support for the Teacher

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils' work
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teachers, to support pupils to achieve learning goals
  • Assist with the planning of learning activities
  • Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils' achievement, progress, problems etc
  • Promote good behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Help to establish constructive relationships with partner schools and parents / carers
  • Administer routine tests and undertake routine marking of pupils' work
  • Provide clerical / administrative support, for example photocopying, typing, filing, money, administer coursework etc

Support for the Curriculum

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities / teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil response
  • Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years, recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teachers
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils' competence and independence in its use
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment / resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use

Support for the provision

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos / work / aims of the provision
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after normal curriculum hours and at lunchtime
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of the centre activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teachers

Start Date: September 2019


RMF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any job offer is subject to satisfactory employment references and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

To apply for this role, please send a CV to: info@rmfoundation.co.uk

Or via post marked private and confidential to: Donna Cox

Russell Martin Foundation
Bank House
BN42 4FN

Closing date for applications: at 12 noon on 5th July 2019

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