Teaching Assistant - Bradford #5148648
Bradford BD1 1NN, UK
To start Mon 28th Sept to end on 11th October with view of extension for the right candidate. Must h ave a valid enhanced DBS on the update service and be able to provide satisfactory references.
Key Purpose of Post
To undertake and implement work/care/support programmes with individuals/groups to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. This may be under the direction of a QTVI, OT, SLT, Physiotherapist or Habilitation Officer or senior SSAs. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.
To facilitate access to the curriculum and whole school environment for children/young people with vision impairment, and to provide support to the specialsit VI curriculum.
Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress and concerns.
Main Responsibilities of Post
- Supervise and provide specialist support for pupils with vision impairment, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities and promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the school.
- Assist with the development and implementation of individual programmes of work, as detailed in the EHCP, and to include braille / tactile/ habilitation programmes.
- Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher, and encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
- Accurately record and provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems and other relevant issues.
- Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
- Prepare, maintain and use specialist equipment required to meet the lesson plan / relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use.
- Prepare, maintain and use specialist curriculum resources required to meet the lesson plan / relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use.
- Support the use of ICT and specialist technology in learning activities and develop pupils competence and independence in its use.
- Provide clerical and admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, displays and other relevant tasks, which support the work of the ARC.
- Be aware of and comply with School policies and procedures relating to child protection, safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
- Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required and participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
- Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime.
- Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher.
In order to facilitate 12 and 13, additional hours will be paid at the hourly rate when appropriate, in negotiation with the ARC Team Leader in advance of the event taking place.
14. Any other duties as directed by the senior leadership team of the ARC / Sensory Service