Teaching Assistant (Early Years)

Wellington College China

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Shanghai | Academic | Wellington College International Shanghai


Teaching Assistant (Early Years)
Early Years
Classroom Teacher/Head of Early Years
Wellington College International Shanghai is looking for an experienced candidate to
cover the position of Teaching Assistant. This is a great opportunity to gain experience
across a wide range of Early Years activities while working with a fantastic team. The
Early Years team works with a diverse audience including pupils, parents, faculty/ staff
and the wider Wellington community.
The post-holder will assist teaching staff as required during the school day. This may
include taking the class, small groups within the classroom or offering one to one
support under the guidance and supervision of staff members. To offer help to class
teachers as required. This may involve working with children, supervising activities.
Have knowledge and understanding of the curriculum at a level, which will
assist the effective teaching of basic skills
Strive to become increasingly effective in developing children’s language,
reading, numeracy and other skills.
Assist in the educational and social development of students under the
direction and guidance of the Class Teacher.Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to
enable them to fully participate in activities.
Support clear expectations of children’s behaviour and assist in securing
appropriate standards of discipline.
Play a key role in the safe supervision of students during class time, at breaks,
lunchtimes, CCAs and movement around the school.
Help to create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment
for children to learn in.
Prepare the classroom for lessons. In short, the teaching assistant is
responsible for organizing all of the peripheral items that are essential to the
smooth running of the lesson in order to ensure that when the class arrives,
they can get on with learning as quickly as possible.
Tidying up and keeping the classroom in good order. Classrooms should be
kept tidy to ensure an optimal teaching and learning environment so teachers
and pupils can find items that they need when they need them. The general
environment should be pleasant without the distraction of mess and disorder.
Be able to maintain children’s interest and motivation.
Present learning tasks and curriculum content in a clear and stimulating
Be able to work with children as a class, individually and in groups, and
contribute to decisions about the most appropriate learning goals and teaching
Use a range of supporting techniques considering, in consultation with
teachers, how best to deploy them.
Communicate clearly and effectively with children through questioning,
instructing, explaining and feedback.
To regularly assess the pupils’ work by means of formal and informal
termly/half termly assessment.To communicate with parents on a regular, informal, professional basis and to
deal with day-to-day queries.
To keep records pertaining to the children taught, e.g. reading records and to
ensure that these records are shared with colleagues and available for
inspection by members of the Wellington College Prep School Senior
Management Team.
To be involved in developing, implementing and monitoring subject policy and
to assist in the necessary documentation pertaining to that subject where
To ensure that the children’s work is displayed and presented to the very
highest standard in the classroom and throughout the school following the
display policy.
To participate where required in Staff Development and INSET and to attend
staff meetings and briefings. Regularly engage in professional development
opportunities and take pride in one’s own learning.
To assist teachers with the resourcing of the subjects taught. Produce high
quality resources and materials to support students’ learning.
To support the College Development Plan so far as it relates to the subjects
taught and the continuing improvement of premises and accommodation.
To assist and offer where required an activity or activities (CCAs) to enrich
the College experience for the pupils. These activities to take place outside of
the prescribed teaching hours as reasonably directed by the Headmaster
and/or the Head of Prep School.
Outstanding communication in English and Chinese.Please submit CV and cover letter, together with an application form (available to
download from www.wellingtoncollege.cn/careers) in English and email to
Please note that any application with missing materials will not be considered.
Wellington College International Shanghai is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare
of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. All new staff will be
subject to enhanced pre-employment clearance, including identity checks, criminal
background checks, qualifications checks and employment checks to include an exploration
of any gaps in employment.


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