Primary Teaching Assistant
 

Isaac Newton Academy, Redbridge

Interim Principal: Jo Spencer

 

Primary Teaching Assistant

 

Mixed 4-18 comprehensive in Redbridge

Reporting to: Deputy Headteacher/Year Team Leader
Closing date: Midnight on the 2nd July 2019
Start date: ASAP
Salary:
Ark Support Staff Scale, Band 6 point 19-26 £21,198-£25,746 (Actual salary £18,620- £22,615)
Hours: 36 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (term time plus 5 days)                                                                                    

In September 2012 Isaac Newton Academy opened with its inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. The school will grow, year on year, to become an 11-18 academy of 1250 students with specialist status in mathematics and music. In 2014 the primary phase of the academy opened to 90 reception-aged children. This too will grow each year, until full in September 2020.

 

In October 2018 the school was judged to be outstanding in all categories by OFSTED.


We are looking to appoint an exceptional Teaching Assistant who has experience of working with pupils with SEND to deliver outstanding support to both individual and groups of pupils, parents, teachers, and the school to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which children make outstanding academic progress.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

·         Experience of establishing successful learning relationships with a variety of pupils at the relevant age

·         Experience of the role of a TA and in particular classroom organisation and management

·         Experience of working with pupils with SEND

·         Experience of supporting the planning and delivery of the curriculum and supporting differentiation for the individual needs of students

·         Vision aligned with Ark and the Academy’s high aspirations and high expectations of self and others

 

 

If you have any technical issues with the application form or for further information or an informal, confidential discussion please contact Human Resources on 020 8911 6657 or hr@isaacnewtonacademy.org.

 

To apply please go to http://isaacnewtonacademy.org/vacancies. Please complete your application by Midnight on the 2nd July 2019.

 

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

 


Job Description: Primary Teaching Assistant

 

The Role

  • To deliver outstanding support to pupils, parents, teachers, and the school to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which children make outstanding academic progress.

 

Responsibilities

  • To support individuals and groups of pupils to help them learn
  • To support teachers, parents and other colleagues to help create an effective and purposeful learning environment.

 

Outcomes and Activities

Learning Support

·         Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils in the school, including those with physical, learning and behaviour difficulties

·         Ensure that  identified children are able to access the curriculum through further differentiation/planning/preparation or modification of programmes/activities

·         Work with teachers to assess the needs of individual children

·         Work with the classroom teachers to implement Personalised Learning Plans and develop resources for pupils who have: English as an additional language, speech or language impairments, or behaviours that interfere with learning and/or relationships

·         Plan and facilitate small group teaching

·         Plan and undertake direction for one to one teaching and intervention

·         Observe, record and feedback information of pupil performance

·         Give written and verbal feedback to pupils about their work

·         Assist in creating materials for curriculum delivery and display boards

·         Assist with whole class teaching

·         Model tasks with the teacher

·         Assist with behaviour management within and outside the classroom

·         Provide off-site community based opportunities for pupils, if appropriate to the job assignment

·         Assist pupils' achievement outside of the classroom

·         Assist pupils who Special Educational Needs or Disabilities

 

Other support

·         Supervise pupils at play and lunchtimes etc.

·         Assist with follow-through for related services, e.g., speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy

·         Maintain pupil and family confidentiality

·         Attend regular meetings and training, as required

  • To undertake any other professional duties as set down in the Ark pay and conditions of service document, and as directed by the Headteacher.

 

Person Specification: Primary Teaching Assistant

 

Qualification Criteria

·         Certified teaching assistant course or training (desirable)

·         Maths and English GCSE or equivalent at grade C or above

·         Qualified to degree level (desirable)

·         Right to work in UK.

 

Knowledge

·         Up to date knowledge of the EY & Primary curriculum

 

Experience

·         Experience of establishing successful learning relationships with a variety of pupils at the relevant age

·         Experience of the role of a TA and in particular classroom organisation and management

·         Experience of working with pupils with SEND

·         Experience of supporting the planning and delivery of the curriculum

 

Behaviours & Qualities

Personal characteristics

·         Vision aligned with Ark and the Academy’s high aspirations and high expectations of self and others

·         Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil

·         Helpful, positive, calm and caring nature

·         Able to establish good working relationships with other Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Assistants and teachers

·         Able to follow instructions accurately but make good judgments and lead when required.

 

Specific skills

·         Strong communication skills, including written and oral

·         Good numeracy and literacy skills

·         Competent with computers and other technology

·         Good administrative, organisational and time-management skills

·         Able to lead intervention sessions for pupils after receiving comprehensive training

·         Able to understand and implement particular strategies and methods to help pupils to improve their learning and enjoyment of learning

·         Able to help implement the necessary routines and patterns to establish good behaviour management within the school

·         Able to deal with minor incidents, first aid, and the personal health and hygiene of the pupils

·         Understands the importance of confidentiality and discretion.

 

Other Desirable Training and Skills

·         First Aid training

·         Training and practice in Ruth Miskin’s ‘Read, Write Inc.’ 
 This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check·         The post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to providing equality of opportunity.

 

Other

·         This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

·         The post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to providing equality of opportunity.

 

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

 

Location
Ark Isaac Newton Academy
 

Isaac Newton Academy, Redbridge

Interim Principal: Jo Spencer

 

Primary Teaching Assistant

 

Mixed 4-18 comprehensive in Redbridge

Reporting to: Deputy Headteacher/Year Team Leader
Closing date: Midnight on the 2nd July 2019
Start date: ASAP
Salary:
Ark Support Staff Scale, Band 6 point 19-26 £21,198-£25,746 (Actual salary £18,620- £22,615)
Hours: 36 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (term time plus 5 days)                                                                                    

In September 2012 Isaac Newton Academy opened with its inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. The school will grow, year on year, to become an 11-18 academy of 1250 students with specialist status in mathematics and music. In 2014 the primary phase of the academy opened to 90 reception-aged children. This too will grow each year, until full in September 2020.

 

In October 2018 the school was judged to be outstanding in all categories by OFSTED.


We are looking to appoint an exceptional Teaching Assistant who has experience of working with pupils with SEND to deliver outstanding support to both individual and groups of pupils, parents, teachers, and the school to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which children make outstanding academic progress.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

·         Experience of establishing successful learning relationships with a variety of pupils at the relevant age

·         Experience of the role of a TA and in particular classroom organisation and management

·         Experience of working with pupils with SEND

·         Experience of supporting the planning and delivery of the curriculum and supporting differentiation for the individual needs of students

·         Vision aligned with Ark and the Academy’s high aspirations and high expectations of self and others

 

 

If you have any technical issues with the application form or for further information or an informal, confidential discussion please contact Human Resources on 020 8911 6657 or hr@isaacnewtonacademy.org.

 

To apply please go to http://isaacnewtonacademy.org/vacancies. Please complete your application by Midnight on the 2nd July 2019.

 

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

 


Job Description: Primary Teaching Assistant

 

The Role

  • To deliver outstanding support to pupils, parents, teachers, and the school to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which children make outstanding academic progress.

 

Responsibilities

  • To support individuals and groups of pupils to help them learn
  • To support teachers, parents and other colleagues to help create an effective and purposeful learning environment.

 

Outcomes and Activities

Learning Support

·         Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils in the school, including those with physical, learning and behaviour difficulties

·         Ensure that  identified children are able to access the curriculum through further differentiation/planning/preparation or modification of programmes/activities

·         Work with teachers to assess the needs of individual children

·         Work with the classroom teachers to implement Personalised Learning Plans and develop resources for pupils who have: English as an additional language, speech or language impairments, or behaviours that interfere with learning and/or relationships

·         Plan and facilitate small group teaching

·         Plan and undertake direction for one to one teaching and intervention

·         Observe, record and feedback information of pupil performance

·         Give written and verbal feedback to pupils about their work

·         Assist in creating materials for curriculum delivery and display boards

·         Assist with whole class teaching

·         Model tasks with the teacher

·         Assist with behaviour management within and outside the classroom

·         Provide off-site community based opportunities for pupils, if appropriate to the job assignment

·         Assist pupils' achievement outside of the classroom

·         Assist pupils who Special Educational Needs or Disabilities

 

Other support

·         Supervise pupils at play and lunchtimes etc.

·         Assist with follow-through for related services, e.g., speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy

·         Maintain pupil and family confidentiality

·         Attend regular meetings and training, as required

  • To undertake any other professional duties as set down in the Ark pay and conditions of service document, and as directed by the Headteacher.

 

Person Specification: Primary Teaching Assistant

 

Qualification Criteria

·         Certified teaching assistant course or training (desirable)

·         Maths and English GCSE or equivalent at grade C or above

·         Qualified to degree level (desirable)

·         Right to work in UK.

 

Knowledge

·         Up to date knowledge of the EY & Primary curriculum

 

Experience

·         Experience of establishing successful learning relationships with a variety of pupils at the relevant age

·         Experience of the role of a TA and in particular classroom organisation and management

·         Experience of working with pupils with SEND

·         Experience of supporting the planning and delivery of the curriculum

 

Behaviours & Qualities

Personal characteristics

·         Vision aligned with Ark and the Academy’s high aspirations and high expectations of self and others

·         Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil

·         Helpful, positive, calm and caring nature

·         Able to establish good working relationships with other Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Assistants and teachers

·         Able to follow instructions accurately but make good judgments and lead when required.

 

Specific skills

·         Strong communication skills, including written and oral

·         Good numeracy and literacy skills

·         Competent with computers and other technology

·         Good administrative, organisational and time-management skills

·         Able to lead intervention sessions for pupils after receiving comprehensive training

·         Able to understand and implement particular strategies and methods to help pupils to improve their learning and enjoyment of learning

·         Able to help implement the necessary routines and patterns to establish good behaviour management within the school

·         Able to deal with minor incidents, first aid, and the personal health and hygiene of the pupils

·         Understands the importance of confidentiality and discretion.

 

Other Desirable Training and Skills

·         First Aid training

·         Training and practice in Ruth Miskin’s ‘Read, Write Inc.’ 
 This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check·         The post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to providing equality of opportunity.

 

Other

·         This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

·         The post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to providing equality of opportunity.

 

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.