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Teaching Assistants

Salary:
£60 - £70 per day
Location:
Tunbridge Wells
Company:
Term Time Teachers

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About the candidate:

To be successful in this role, you must have kind and caring nature, you must be very patient and understanding as you will be working with a child with Downs Syndrome and also uses Makaton. EYFS experienced would be useful.

You will be working aside students aged 11-19 years and all have an Education, Health & Care Plan; they have communication and interaction difficulties, often related to Autism. With class sizes of 10 and with additional adult support, the school offers tailor made curriculum and classroom delivery to every student's individual needs.

Applications are welcome from candidates with interest in the following subjects: Science, Maths, Arts, Music, IT, Business, French and English.

You will be expected to arrive at schools at 8.30am and work until 15.30 in order to work as a Teaching Assistant.

As a Teaching Assistant you will be required to undertake the following duties:

  • Getting the classroom ready for lessons
  • Listening to children read, reading to them or telling them stories
  • Helping children who need extra support to complete tasks
  • Helping teachers to plan learning activities and complete records
  • Supporting teachers in managing class behaviour
  • Supervising group activities
  • Looking after children who are upset or have had accidents
  • Clearing away materials and equipment after lessons
  • Helping with outings and sports events
  • Taking part in training
  • Carrying out administrative tasks

The skills and experience needed for a Teaching Assistant:

  • An ability to build good working relationships with both pupils and adults
  • Good organisational skills
  • Flexibility and creativity
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to manage groups of pupils and deal with challenging behaviour
  • Patience and a sense of humour

Term Time Teachers are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore all applicants will be subject to a full face-to-face registration and an Enhanced DBS (Formerly known as CRB).

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