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EAL Teaching Assistant

  • Location: Swansea
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £56.34 per day
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Primary
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Job Description

New Directions Education are looking a Learning Support Assistants to work in the Foundation Phase in a large Primary School in the Morriston area, supporting EAL with small groups.

Apart from being Friendly and committed to delivering high standards, we welcome applicants who have a minimum of 3 months experience working and/or supporting Children (this could include voluntary experience and youth work).

Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Can confidently liaise with pupils, parents and other members of staff 

Have Childcare based Qualification(s).

Have Additional Learning Needs (ALN) experience.

Our ideal candidates would possess the qualifications and skills below or proven ability within this environment:

  1. Long term commitment.
  2. KS2  experience with good literacy and numeracy skills.
  3. Experience with Read Write Inc.
  4. mixed ability class experience.
  5. Good behaviour management skills.
  6. Good attendance.
  7. Resilient.

This is a fantastic opportunity for employment that offers regular work with flexibility, cover long term sickness and day to day supply cover.

Job Specification

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teaching Assistants work within a classroom setting either on a 1-2-1 basis or with a small group of children.

The aim of the role is to promote inclusion and provide support for students who have English as a second language. EAL Teaching Assistants may also be needed to adapt and customise curriculum materials.

As an EAL Teaching Assistant you will be expected to:

  • Support EAL students with personalised learning
  • Help to overcome barriers to learning
  • Adapt and customise lesson plans
  • Support students with EAL to access extra-curricular activities
  • Contribute to the management of EAL students’ behaviour, encouraging students to conform to expected behaviour
  • Contribute to the school awareness of EAL
  • Provide pastoral support
  • Facilitate contact with parents.

What New Directions Education offers:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement
  • We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

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