Classroom Assistant Job Description

Role: Classroom Assistant
Location: London

Job Type: Full-time; Permanent

The Role

We are looking for a classroom assistant with strong literacy and numeracy skills and a professional approach to provide support to our teachers and students in the classroom, covering a variety of learning activities.

As a classroom assistant, you’ll support pupils in their educational, emotional and social development either individually, in groups or as a whole class.

Key responsibilities:

  • Setting up equipment and helping to prepare the classroom for lessons, tidying up afterwards and helping with displays
  • Enforce school and class rules to help teach students proper behaviour
  • Providing support to children who need additional help with their work
  • Help teachers with record-keeping, such as tracking attendance and calculating grades
  • Carrying out administrative tasks
  • Listening to children read, reading to them or telling them stories

Person specification:

  • GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths; or graduate degree
  • Knows they can make a real difference to the learning made by our children
  • Has successful experience of working with young people ideally within a school environment
  • Can work effectively with our teachers in the delivery of the national curriculum
  • Has emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours and attitudes
  • Work well with small groups of children and report back on the progress being made

Desirable skills / expertise:

  • Sensitivity and understanding for building good relationships with children
  • Flexible and open to change for working on different activities
  • Ability to create the best conditions for learning or teaching new things
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent time management skills