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1:1 Teaching Assistant – KS1 – NE4

23 May 2023

AK Teaching are actively recruiting a Teaching Assistant to work within one of our partnership schools in Benwell, supporting an autistic learner on a 1:1 basis. The ideal candidate will have experience within a KS1 provision and will have previously worked alongside children with additional needs. There will be a strong emphasis on Numeracy & Literacy as well as Phonics, using Read, Write, Inc. Experience using this is beneficial but not essential as the school can provide training if needed.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To facilitate effective learning of pupils individually and in small groups across the curriculum.
  • To support the teaching of pre-planned activities, including the use of specialist teaching and therapy approaches under the guidance of teaching and therapy colleagues. This includes evaluating, monitoring, recording and feeding back on the emotional, social and educational progress of children, based within a detailed understanding of the pupil’s needs and awareness of his/her current objectives in a number of key developmental areas.
  • To support a child with social, emotional and learning needs to successfully access the curriculum and all aspects of school life, building independence skills.
  • To support a child in meeting their objectives through involvement alongside teaching and therapy colleagues in the full range of provision delivery, including some individual learning support and playtime support on the playground.
  • To provide support for individual children in larger groups within the class, to enable optimal class participation, to promote positive learning attitudes and a safe learning environment, to achieve individual success and enhance self-esteem and independence.
  • To assist colleagues with close observation and monitoring of children’s progress, maintaining accurate records in order to ensure the careful tracking of progress and full documentation of interventions with children.
  • To assist with colleagues in preparation for, and feedback from, learning and teaching sessions.
  • To assist in the planning and preparation necessary for lessons, both for personal implementation and that of colleagues, as necessary, ensuring that materials are suitable for the learning activities and sometimes preparing tailor-made equipment.

Candidate Requirements

  • Experience of supporting children with additional needs.
  • Experience of supporting in KS1 would be preferred.
  • An ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning Qualification or above.

What AK Teaching Can Offer You

  • Excellent daily rates paid.
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability).
  • CPD to help with your professional development.
  • Access to a dedicated consultant.
  • Referral schemes to earn per person you bring to us.

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