Context A teacher’s assistant is a valuable commodity in any department or school. The school or the class teacher would not be able to function without this assistance. They need to support the teacher, the extra curricular club teacher, and the Heads. They must have a good command of English to be able to support the teacher in the capacity of a teacher assistant.
Teaching and learning
1. Assist in the educational and social development of pupils, particularly second language learners under the direction and guidance of the head teacher and class teachers.
2. Working alongside children making sure that they are well cared for and supported in and out of the classroom.
3. Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Program (IEPs) for students and help monitor their progress.
4. Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities.
5. Work with other professionals, such as speech therapists and occupational therapists, as necessary.
6. Assist class teachers with maintaining student records and reports.
7. Support students with emotional or behavioral problems and help develop their social skills.
8. Able to take the initiative inside and outside of the classroom.
1. Prepare and present displays of students’ work
2. Support class teachers in photocopying and other tasks in order to support teaching.
3. Prepare resources for the lesson using plans given by the class teacher.
4. Undertake other duties from time to time as the head teacher requires .
Standards and quality assurance
1. Support the aims and ethos of the school by being good role models themselves by behaving at all times with professional integrity.
2. Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance.
3. Able to work professionally within an academic setting
4. Attend team and staff meetings.
5. Undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned by the head teacher such as teaching clubs, playground/gate duties, etc.
6. Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety.
Other duties and responsibilities
1. Follow a timetable from 7:45am – 4.30 pm (or as directed by the Headmaster
2. Perform duties as directed by the Head of Early Years or the class teacher,
3. Take responsibility, with the Head of Early Years, for all the notice boards campus; Ensure that boards are covered with display paper and help class teacher complete it with children’s work.
4. Prepare equipment and materials for practical classes
5. Check all equipment at the beginning and the end of lessons
6. Visually check equipment for potential hazards and ensure a safe working environment
7. Prepare materials as required
8. Carry out administration and other functions related to the smooth running of the department
9. Keep a master record of all stock and equipment
10. Assist with the framing and mounting of work for display
11. Assist students with ‘hand-on’ tasks
12. Attend gallery trips/ exhibitions as required
13. Assisting lessons such as PE, swimming and art lessons where appropriate.
14. To communicate and liaise with parents in their native language such as teacher/parent conferences, translating information and letters home.
15. Creating ideas for murals, painting, displays, portfolios and items like props for plays and concerts.
16. For details of contract please refer specifically to contract, policies and Handbooks.