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Ramillies Hall School and Nursery

Ramillies Hall

School & Nursery

Teaching Assistant

JOB TITLE:   Teaching Assistant 
RESPONSIBLE TO: School Principal / Head of Learning Support         
RECEIVES INSTRUCTIONS FROM:   Head of Learning Support/Class Teacher
PURPOSE OF JOB: To work with our pupils with Special Educational Needs. To provide support to enable them to access the curriculum and to support their social, emotional and communication needs. 


  1. To assist pupil, in between lessons, breaks and meal times.
  2. Experience of working in a senior school setting.
  3. Ability to work 1:1 with the pupil in the classroom and alongside teaching staff and Therapists
  4. Ability to implement OT, Physio and Speech and Language Programmes.
  5. Motivation, confidence, initiative, good communication and planning skills and a calm and caring nature.
  6. Preferred: GCSE English and Maths, At least Level 2 Qualification.
  7. 40 hours a week term time only; 8-4 pm.
  8. Includes supervision at break and lunch times when eating.
  9. To work in the classroom, under the direction of the subject teachers, to enable the children to access the curriculum.
  10. To be able to differentiate the learning resources in order to meet the learning objectives as set out by subject teachers.



  1. To develop appropriate resources to help clarify and explain instructions to the children using multi-sensory (visual, auditory and kinaesthetic) methods to aid understanding.
  2. To liaise with the classroom teacher on how to differentiate the curriculum to meet the specific learning needs of the children.
  3. To motivate and encourage the children to engage with lessons and to keep them on task.
  4. Assisting in areas of specific weakness, such as phonics, literacy, numeracy or writing skills where appropriate.
  5. To encourage the children to organise their work and to use resources such as a visual timetable, emotional thermometer and thumbs up and down technique to structure and gauge the pupils responses to their work where appropriate.
  6. To assist in the management of the pupils’ social interactions and behaviour, as advised by the class teacher or Head of Learning Support, particularly during break and lunch times.
  7. To use methods of promoting / reinforcing the pupil’s self esteem and to monitor and provide regular feedback on their progress to the class teacher and Head of Learning Support.
  8. To carry out any specific duties as outlined in the pupils’ Individual Educational Plans [IEP] and to contribute to Annual Review meetings, as appropriate.
  9. To participate in relevant internal and external professional development. To be willing to develop core skills to be used with the children where appropriate.
  10. To be aware of and follow school policies and procedures. To be committed to the school ethos of enabling each children to realise their full potential within a nurturing and supportive school environment.
  11. To maintain confidentiality about home - school, pupil - teacher and all other school work matters.
  12. To complete any other task as directed by the Head of Learning Support which is appropriate to the duties and responsibilities of the role.


Person Specification


•      Maths & English GCSE at Grade C or above or equivalent qualification (E)

•      Level 3 CACHE TA Qualification (D)


•      Proven successful experience of working with children in an educational setting (E)

•      Experience of working with children with SEN, specifically children on the Autistic spectrum and practical experience of implementing and reviewing appropriate strategies (E)

Skills and abilities

•      Ability to work as part of a team (E)

•      Have a positive can do attitude to challenging tasks (E)

•      Able to communicate effectively with a range of people (E)

•      Excellent listening skills (E)

•      Well organised and practical (E)

•      Adaptable and flexible (E)

•      Calm under pressure (E)

Additional factors

•      Have a caring and positive nature (E)

•      Prompt and reliable (E)                                                                            

•      Prepared to undergo training appropriate to the post (E)

•      Work in line with the school’s behaviour policy (E)

•      Work within the guidelines of the School’s Safeguarding Children Policy(E)