The successful candidate(s) will:
Work alongside the teacher to create an effective environment for maximising pupil progress and learning;
Take responsibility for leading the learning of individuals and groups;
Explain things to pupils clearly and concisely, adapting key messages to individual learning needs including: literacy, language and communication skills;
Think ahead - predict where the child/group/class will need your help as the lesson continues so that you can show readiness and forethought in planning for your support in the session;
Confidently give feedback to pupils during the learning activity to encourage their participation and development of skills for independent learning;
Provide appropriate feedback to the teacher on key issues;
Be aware of supporting pupils’ ownership of the task rather than creating over-dependency;
Take responsibility for modelling and rewarding good and courteous behaviour in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy;
Constantly reinforce the values of good behaviour for learning in support of the teacher’s aims for the lesson and the class/group, as well as at breaks and lunch times;
Demonstrate, by your actions and expectations, that you value good relationships between pupils, accentuate positive behaviours, and exercise appropriate authority by acting to correct when necessary;
Foster a trusting environment so that pupils feel you are open to listening to them and helping them solve their problems;
Ask open and constructive questions to gain understanding about what the teacher needs pupils to achieve;.
Be watchful and observant about circumstances where pupils’ pace of learning or attention could be an issue and take appropriate action to address this;
Work constructively with the teacher to differentiate appropriately between the relative strengths of pupils so that they can be supported effectively.
Provide personal care when necessary.