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Date Added: Fri 03/11/2023

Teaching Assistant

Portsmouth, PO1, UK
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Job Type: Contract, Full Time

Salary: £350 - £500/week

Teaching Assistant

Location: Portsmouth
Contract Type: Term-Time Only | 37 hours per week | 41 weeks per year
Job Start: ASAP
Salary: Up to £500 per week

We are currently representing a thriving and leading secondary school in Portsmouth who are looking for Teaching Assistant. The school is wanting to strengthen their existing team and to continue to build on their success this academic year.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Teaching Assistant to join a dynamic and supportive team, led by the school SENCO.

The School:

The school is a heavily oversubscribed inclusive comprehensive secondary school with a student intake that reflects a wonderfully diverse and vibrant local community.

The culture of this school is very family orientated, they see themselves as a big family and are very supportive towards each other. They cultivate personal development and progression within the school. The school is also expanding and has recently had an extension on their building with plans to add an extra 250 students to the school.

Their fundamental mission is to provide an exceptional learning experience for every student so that they may lead a happy and successful life now and in the future. They achieve this by developing a highly ambitious curriculum, providing inspirational teaching, offering life changing opportunities through an incredible range of co-curricular activities, trips, visits and other opportunities for young people to develop their life skills.

They are the school of choice for families in the local area. The GCSE results our students achieve year on year have been strong and has ultimately led to rates of progress which are consistently above the national averages. Their success is very much down to the hard work of their students, who are supported by a passionate, dedicated and highly skilled staff team.

Job Role:

A great way to start in education is by starting as a teaching assistant. Full training is provided with lots of opportunities for development and progress. These roles are often a springboard to teaching should you consider this to be your professional development avenue. In addition, this is a great opportunity to shape young people's futures, receive immense job satisfaction in a highly rewarding career, invest in your future and gain experience at the school.

Typical Job Duties and Accountabilities:

Support the learning of students 1:1 or small groups providing interventions
Working with SEN students including students with autism and ADHD
Support teacher in the monitoring and assessment of student progress including the collation of reports
All staff are expected to do everything they can to protect the children and young people from harm and to make the learning environment safe
Support teachers in the organisation and management of teaching spaces and their resources
Deliver learning development lessons and accelerate reader lessons
Contribute to the provision of extracurricular activities as required
Promote students' wellbeing by undertaking supervision of students during breaktimes as timetabled
At the discretion of the SENCO, to undertake other activities from time to time agreed to be consistent with the nature of the roleThe Benefits:

excellent induction and CPD programme
various benefits to all employees through our extensive wellbeing programme.
flexible working could be considered
robust and supportive performance management systems
a technology rich school
strong leadership and support
Effective progression within the school
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