Teaching Assistant


To work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to pupils with additional needs and staff under the direction, guidance and direct supervision of the classroom teacher. Reporting to the class teacher and senior leaders in the school. This role is for work with children in Reception and Key Stage 1.

Cedars School

Lowfell, NE96QD


Per Week

37.00 Hours

Per Week

Role and Responsibilities

· Work with pupils with special educational needs.

· To follow safeguarding procedures and ensure the well-being of all children.

· Establishing good relationships with pupils encouraging them to interact with others and engage in activities whilst being aware of individual needs.

· Work with individuals or small groups of pupils in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff and provide feedback by annotating children’s work and verbally to the teacher.

· Support pupils in using basic ICT.

· Support pupils to understand instructions, support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils, promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.

· Supporting the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties/ progress / achievements as appropriate.

· Support pupils with social and emotional well-being, reporting to the teacher as appropriate.

· Assist pupils with eating, dressing and hygiene, as required, whilst encouraging independence.

· Prepare and clear up learning environment and resources, including photocopying, filing and the display and presentation of pupils work and contribute to maintaining a safe environment.

· Use online systems to record information – behaviour/ safeguarding/ accidents.

· Attend and participate in regular meetings.

Teaching Assistants in this role may also undertake some or all of the following:

· Contribute to assessment discussions within the class team, contributing knowledge of progress within individual children.

· Support children’s learning through play, in the classroom and in the outdoor provision facilitating social interaction with peers.

· Assist with break-time and lunchtime supervision including facilitating emotional and social regulation

· Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits and on transport.

· Contributing to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school through positive approaches to all aspects of school life.

· Establishing constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support achievement and progress of pupils.

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Required Skills

Some experience working with children




Good communication skills

Required Qualifications

Maths, English and ICT, GCSE Grade 4-9 or equivalent


  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship
  • Maths & English level 2 if not already achieved.
  • Appts with apprentice, employer & provider, observations of workplace as well as gathering evidence.
  • Undertake self-assessment in last month of apprenticeship. The self-assessment must be submitted to the end point assessor as a source of evidence to prepare for End Point Assessment which will include a showcase portfolio; a project, employer reference & interview about the portfolio and project.


A great opportunity within a brilliant school, progression to follow for the right candidate.