Job title: Teaching Assistant - 20 Hours
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Head Office
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Dawlish, UK
Job published: 17-01-2022
Job ID: 47837
Contact name: Alex Moore
Contact email:

Job Description

Opus Education are currently working with a MAT in the Devon area, who are looking to employ a Teaching Assistant on a 20 hour per week basis.

We are looking to appoint outstanding Teaching Assistant with experience of working with challenging/SEN pupils. Our ideal candidate will have excellent teamwork and communication skills, the ability and enthusiasm to make a difference with students who have a range of needs. We look forward to hearing from you. 

All roles will be Temporary to Permanent on a 12 week basis. 

Main purpose of the Role: 

  • To assist the delivery of outstanding lessons, leading to significant progression and attainment for all pupils. 
  • To actively implement the school’s behaviour policy and systems in order to assist the delivery of outstanding education to our students.
  • Work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils.
  • Promote pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion.
  • Give support to pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement

Duties and responsibilities Teaching and learning

  • Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase participation and achievement of all pupils
  • Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of all pupils in learning and extracurricular activities
  • Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures
  • Support class teachers with maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
  • In collaboration with the Class Teacher, organise and manage teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment
  • Observe pupil performance and pass observations on to the class teacher
  • Supervise a class if the teacher is temporarily unavailable
  • Where applicable, use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning
  • Undertake any other relevant duties given by the class teacher, or Senior Leadership Team
  • Support pupils across the school 
  • Encourage appropriate social behaviour, during school hours both in and out of school and cater for the general welfare of children;
  • Accompany children on educational visits under the direction of the Teacher;
  • Make, devise and maintain equipment as required, ensuring that the classroom is kept in a clean and tidy condition;

Opus Education is dedicated to the safeguarding of children and Safer Recruitment Procedures will be followed. The position requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Please apply within and a member of our team will be in touch.