PURPOSE OF THE JOB
– To complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/groups or short term for whole classes and monitoring students and assessing, recording and reporting on students achievement, progress and development.
– Under an agreed system of supervision: take a lead role within the school to address the needs of students who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning
– To provide support for students, the teacher and the school in order to raise standards of achievement for all students (e.g. SEN, EAL, GT, all underachieving groups), by utilising advanced levels of knowledge and skills when assisting with planning, monitoring, assessing and managing classes, and to encourage students to become independent learners, to provide support for their welfare, and to support the inclusion of students in all aspects of school life
Support for Students
– Assess the needs of students and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support students learning
– Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
– Develop and implement IEPs
– Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom
– Support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
– Encourage students to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all students in activities
– Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance
– Provide feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement
– Provide feedback to students in relation to progress, achievement, behaviour, attendance etc
Support for Teachers
– Within an agreed system of supervision and within a pre-determined lesson framework, teach small groups or whole groups
– Provide detailed verbal and written feedback on lesson content, student responses to learning activities and student behaviour, to teachers and students.
– Motivate and progress students’ learning by using clearly structured, interesting teaching and learning activities.
– Organise and manage appropriate learning environment and resources
– Within an agreed system of supervision, plan challenging teaching and learning objectives to evaluate and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate.
– Monitor and evaluate student responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against pre-determined learning objectives.
– Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required on student achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence.
– Record progress and achievement in lessons/activities systematically and providing evidence of range and level of progress and attainment.
– Work within an established discipline policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence.
– Supporting the role of parents in students’ learning and contribute to/lead meetings with parents to provide constructive feedback on student progress/achievement etc.
– Administer and assess/mark tests and invigilate exams/tests.
– Production of lesson plans, worksheet, plans etc.