Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Job title: Teaching Assistant
Responsible for: Literacy and Numeracy support, other curriculum areas support, work with groups and individual children on a one to one basis
Purpose of the job: To provide high quality support, high quality education and care for all
children and be committed to the safeguarding of children

All successful candidates will have to complete an enhanced DBS check.

Be responsible to for providing excellent support for children at a variety of ages and levels of attainment.
Be required to work as part of team and carry out duties given by the class teachers, HLTA and SENCo.
Be expected to adapt lesson plans, if asked, in relation to a child's individual needs.
Be flexible and adaptable to carry other duties expected of the role including with little notice given.
Be approachable for both children and adults.

Principal Accountabilities:

1. Support for children

Under the direction of the teacher, carry out pre-determined tasks to support children's learning.
Establish and maintain supportive relationships with individual children or groups to ensure they understand and can achieve the tasks.
Provide learning support as required for children with special needs, or where English is not their first language.
Help with the care and support for children, including attending to their emotional, medical and/or physical care needs.
Support inclusion in the classroom, ensuring all children feel involved with tasks and activities.
To support children to become independent learners by using strategies that develop children with special education needs.

2. Support for the curriculum

Under the direction of the teacher, support the school curriculum with an understanding of the targets and standards expected for individual children.
Support the use of computing in the curriculum.

3. Support for the teacher

Complete records, complete feedback sheets for groups or individuals work and contribute to reports on child progress and development as directed.
Provide information to help the class teacher plan appropriate work programmes.
Help to prepare the learning environment for use.
Undertake support activities for the teacher as required, e.g. photocopying, preparation of materials, mounting displays.
Contribute to the management of children's behaviour and take control of minor situations to allow the teacher to continue the lesson.

4. Support for the school

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff.
Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment.
Attend and actively participate in staff development training.
Follow all school policies and procedures
Follow all procedures related to safeguarding and whistleblowing
Provide support for school events, e.g. school plays, Manea Gala.


For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Clare Bishop at office@manea.cambs.sch.uk

For more information and to apply, please visit:  Job Vacancies | Manea Community Primary School

What will you be doing?

We are looking for someone who:

is able to work as part of a team
is flexible within the workplace and understands the need to be flexible
is adaptable to work with individuals and groups
has achieved at least grade C GCSE in both maths and English - essential
holds or is currently training for at least a level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification - essential
communicates effectively with the correct use of spoken English
is committed to our ethos of care and support for ALL children

We can offer you:

a welcoming, friendly and warm atmosphere
engaged children with good behaviour
training opportunities
ability to work with a caring and supportive team

About you

We have an exciting role in our school for a Teaching Assistant. The successful candidate will work to support the class teacher, groups of children and individuals with special educational needs during their lessons.
Manea Community Primary School has a fantastic learning environment in which to work. We believe in giving all children the best learning opportunities and enable all individuals to achieve their potential. This is an excellent opportunity to really develop the provision for our children and we are looking forward to working with someone who is enthusiastic, positive and motivated. Excellent English and Maths subject knowledge is essential to ensure that the needs of all children can be met and so that you are able to model what the children need to learn.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don't meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don't be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

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