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Date Added: Thu 04/07/2024

Teaching Assistant

Rotherham, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £22,256 per annum

About the role

The role provides the opportunity to work in and around the Shefield, Rotherham and Doncaster areas for a highly sought after college group.

We are looking for a dynamic, fun and valued member of their teaching community to support the delivery of high quality teaching, learning and assesments.

The ideal candidate will be self-sufficient and able to manage their work commitments effectively in order to meet the conflicting demands and deadlines of college life. They will also be able to build excellent relationships with learners and staff, and maintain appropriate up to date knowledge of curriculum to provide effective teaching support.

They will ensure that:

  • Young people, including those with EHC plans develop the knowledge, skills and practical competencies to progress on to their next steps
  • Young people benefit from the delivery of high-quality teaching, learning and assessment
  • Young people benefit from safe and accessible teaching, learning and assessment

You will need to hold or be working towards your Maths and English L2/C grade to be considered for this role. You will need to hold or be willing to work towards level 2 or level 3 supporting teaching and learning qualification.

The role can be broken down in to 3 main parts:

Support for Young People:

  • To supervise and provide support for learners, including those with special educational needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning.
  • To assist with the development and implementation of Individual Learning Plans/targets and EHC plans.
  • To establish constructive and professional relationships with young people and interact with them according to their individual needs.
  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all learners.
  • To encourage young people to interact with others and engage in teaching activities led by the teacher/tutor.
  • To assist learners to engage in teaching activities and shared active learning using digital platforms/Google classroom and assistive technology.
  • To set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
  • To provide feedback to learners in relation to incremental progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher/tutor.

Support for Teachers:

  • To create and maintain a purposeful and supportive teaching environment, in accordance with lesson/curriculum teaching plans.
  • To establish clear communication and professional relationships with the teacher/tutor.
  • To use strategies, in liaison with the teacher/tutor, to support young people to achieve learning goals.
  • To assist with the planning and preparation of learning activities.
  • To supervise activities and support learners with their individual work as directed.
  • To monitor learners’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement and knowledge, skills and behaviour progress as directed.
  • To provide regular and useful feedback to teachers on learners’ incremental achievement and progress in lessons.
  • To promote positive and professional behaviour encouraging young people to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
  • To assist with curriculum displays and the distribution and collection of teaching resources within the classroom.

Support for the Curriculum:

  • To undertake structured and agreed learning activities and teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to learner responses.
  • To prepare, maintain and use equipment and resources required to meet the lesson plans and relevant learning activity and assist young people in their use.
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