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Teaching Assistant


Line Manager: Department Leader, Class Teacher

Hours: 32.5 hours per week

Salary: Scale 6 points 26 – 28, term time only


Main purposes of the job

  1. To work under the specific supervision, instruction and guidance of the class teacher to support the teaching and learning activities in the classroom with pupils who have complex needs and profound learning difficulties.
  2. To provide general support to the class teacher in the organisation and management of pupils and the classroom ensuring the appropriate support for each pupil depends on their individual planned needs.
  3. To assist the teacher in creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment for all pupils particularly helping to overcome multi barriers to learning including physical, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  4. To promote the inclusion of all pupils, ensuring they have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  5. To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.