Assistant Teachers are expected to:
- Attend to classroom duties by 8am until at least 4pm.
- Work such hours as deemed reasonable and necessary to discharge duties effectively, efficiently and conscientiously.
- Promote and understand the aims, values and policies of Broadhurst School.
- Support the ethos of the school, maintain discipline and uphold high standards of conduct and appearance.
- Be a positive role model for children, promoting good behaviour.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with pupils, parents, staff and members of the school community.
- Be willing to perform any duties as reasonably directed. This may take the form of preparing work/resources, administration tasks, classroom displays, clearing and tidying etc. This will also include working with both small groups and individuals on focused tasks.
- Establish supportive and trusting relationships with pupils in a warm caring and stimulating environment.
- Motivate children and build their self-esteem.
- Support children using equipment and materials in the classroom.
- Contribute to the classroom environment in providing stimulating and challenging play opportunities.
- Support children’s play activities – listening and talking to children, engaging in child initiated games and role play, scaffolding sharing and cooperation.
- Assist children in accessing the learning in circle times and group activities.
- Work on a one-to-one basis with pupils of all abilities
- Support learning in all areas including literacy, phonics, numeracy, practical activities, craft projects and topic-based focus activities.
- Contribute to assessment and child observations, including compiling Learning Journeys and Profiles.
- Contribute to classroom planning and children’s next steps in their learning.
- Be part of the duty rotas for the supervision of children including outside and lunch duties.
- In the case of emergency or staff absence, the assistant teacher may be required to provide cover for a teacher or other colleague, as directed by Senior Management.
- Attend staff meetings and Inset days.
- Establish and maintain a culture of collaboration and cooperative working between colleagues.
- Attend to children with minor injuries as necessary, assisting with first aid.
- Attend to the personal care needs of children.
- Comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, welfare, security, confidentiality, and data protection, reporting any concerns to the appropriate person.
- Show personal and professional integrity and confidentiality
- In some cases, assistant teachers may be invited to lead teaching circles, following direction from the class teachers.
Please complete the application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on arrival.