Teaching Assistant

 

  • A genuine interest in primary aged children and a determination that they will achieve their personal best in all aspects of school life.

 

  • A desire to work within a team for the benefit of all the learners in our school.

 

  • Good literacy and numeracy skills.

 

  • Ability to follow direction promptly and effectively.

 

  • Initiative and confidence to teach small groups of pupils effectively under the direction of the class teacher.

 

  • Ability to manage pupils in a positive and calm way so that they demonstrate appropriate behaviour and are focused on their learning.

 

  • Ability to maintain high levels of attendance and punctuality.

 

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all situations.

 

  • Ability to manage time, arriving on time for each session and duty of the school day.

 

  • Ability to communicate in a constructive way.

 

  • Ability to manage administrative tasks and class displays to the standard expected by the class teacher.

 

  • Ability to remain totally calm and positive when under pressure.

 

  • An understanding of equal opportunities in a school setting.

 

  • Willingness to follow all of the policies of the school including those referring equality and child protection.

 

  • Willingness to use ICT and develop skills in this area.

 

  • Enthusiasm for learning and a ‘can do’ approach to work in school.

 

  • Willingness to organise games and play actively with pupils at play and lunchtime.