Tairangi School Teacher Aide Job Description

Job Title                                         Teacher Aide

Reports to                                         SENCO, Principal

Working relationships                     SENCO, Class Teachers, School Secretary, Principal, Librarian

Purpose of the position        To support students learning by fostering inclusion through implementing a differentiated curriculum and adapted environment as part of a teaching team.

Key Responsibilities

Appraisal indicators

In-class support

To support the teacher and students learning by; implementing a modified curriculum and preparing and using appropriate resources.

Student able to access the curriculum at their individual level in the classroom.

Specialist Programmes

To work with an individual or small group of students to support learning as planned by the teacher.

Student(s) have progressed towards identified goals in academic, social and behavioural learning.

Health and Safety

To assist with students’ health and safety.

Students’ social, emotional and physical safety needs are addressed so they can participate in school life.

Communication

Collaborating with staff to maximise student learning through effective communication.

Students’ learning is improved when T.A.’s expertise and time are used efficiently and effectively.

Management

To contribute to the organisation of the student support system.

The T.A. can assume some responsibilities to assist the SENCO.

Skills and Abilities

Requirements include:

  • Highly developed skills and knowledge to efficiently implement and contribute to the review of a classroom programme to suit individual students.
  • An ability to work in an independent manner to identify and resolve low level problems.
  • Initiative and decision making to contribute to the development and implementation of specialist programmes.
  • The ability to effectively communicate and relationship build with T.A's, teachers and parents of children.
  • A knowledge of word processing and information and communication technology.
  • A collaborative approach to teamwork across the whole school.


Specific Tasks and Duties

In-class support

  • Assist to implement a classroom programme following the IEP goals, for individual students.
  • Support class teacher(s) with classroom programme and supervision of students.
  • Assist students with appropriate I.T.; Word Q, Ipad etc. Recharge devices, locate and install suitable apps.
  • Prepare and maintain resources.

Specialist Programmes

  • Utilising T.A.’s specialised skills for specific learning e.g. Art, Ipad.
  • Deliver a planned ESOL programme to suit student(s) .
  • Extend students’ knowledge through Extension Group.
  • Deliver a planned Social Skills programme to individuals and small groups.
  • Improve students’ fine and gross motor skills by delivering a planned, varied programme.

Health and Safety

  • Toileting student, assisting students with toilet accidents.
  • Assist with first aid.
  • Supervising identified students in the playground.
  • Implement and support planned behaviour modification programmes.
  • Monitor and support student with specialist equipment e.g. standing frame, hearing aides.

Communication

  • Contribute to the development of IEP’s.
  • Develop a positive rapport with students.
  • Assist in identify students’ needs, record and report orally or written to teachers.
  • Contribute with appropriate personnel to applications for student funding e.g. ORRS, I.T.,
  • Share knowledge through collaborating with other T.A.’s and teachers to provide a cohesive learning environment.
  • Attend regular T.A. meetings and P.D.
  • Positively communicate with parents.

Management

  • Chair and record minutes of several T.A. meetings a term.
  • Supply suitable resources for staff when requested.

General responsibility:  To adhere to the school’s policies and procedures, with particular reference to the Health and Safety policy and the Privacy policy.

Elements of the role 

Level of skill and knowledge

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Degree of problem-solving ability

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Degree of freedom to act independence

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Degree of accountability

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Level of supervision and/or management

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