Teaching Assistant Job Description

Role: Teaching Assistant
Location: London

Job Type: Full-time; Permanent

The Role

Be part of an enthusiastic and skilled team that is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of the pupils and their families; in an innovative special school for children and young people with learning difficulties, Autism and/or complex needs.

The successful candidates will demonstrate excellent interpersonal relationships and be proud to work in a school that has the vision to Nurture, Inspire and Transform Lives.

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:

  • Committed to putting pupils first and helping them to reach their potential
  • Positively promote inclusion and have high expectations for all children
  • Keen to contribute to school life
  • Team player

Desirable skills / expertise:

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