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Job Description

A Primary School in the Carmarthenshire area require a Teaching Assistant who has specific experience in working with pupils who have speech and language difficulties and they must have completed an ELKLAN Course to support their learning. This is a temporary position in the first instance, however it has the potential to extend for the right person.

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • Work in close collaboration with the class teacher and any specialist working with the child and the child’s parents/carers to ensure that the requirements of the child are met;
  • Establish positive relationships with the pupil/s are supported;
  • Support the pupil/s with activities which support literacy and numeracy skills;
  • Support the use of ICT in the classroom and develop pupil’s competence and independence in its use;
  • Maintain high expectations for the pupil/s being supported;
  • To be fully aware of strengths, difficulties and barriers to learning;
  • Ensure that the pupil/s being supported have full access to learning opportunities as appropriate;
  • To be fully aware of agreed outcomes, targets and agreed provision (as outlined in the child’s EHCP or other similar document/report);
  • Attend regular reviews and relevant school meetings as appropriate;
  • Attend training sessions as appropriate;
  • Maintain any necessary records and collect evidence to track the effectiveness of provisions in place;
  • Review progress over time with the class teacher and any specialist working with the child/children and the child’s/children’s parents/carers;
  • Ensure good links with other members of staff who are working to support the child/children;
  • Promote positive pupil behaviour in line with school policies and help keep pupil/s on task;
  • Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the class teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour;
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the class teacher;
  • To support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the class teacher.

Additional Information

As a leading education supply agency, New Directions recruits primary teachers for jobs in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2) primary teacher job role.

Your role as a primary teacher in the age group of your speciality will be varied and at times challenging. However, we doubt you will find a more satisfying career where your main objectives will be to develop the children and prepare them for the next stage.

Newly qualified teachers (NQT) are welcomed by New Directions.

Fast Facts …
  • 10% of primary trained NQTs had teaching supply contracts compared with 6% of secondary trained NQTs;
  • 25% of primary trained NQTs indicated that they were employed in a school in which they trained compared with 32% of secondary trained NQTs;
  • 18% of primary trained NQTs indicated that they relocated to take up their current teaching position compared with 24% of secondary trained NQTs.

Typical duties of a Supply Primary Teacher

  • Teach all areas of the school curriculum or your subject specialism;
  • Organise the classroom and learning resources to create a positive teaching environment;
  • Plan, prepare and teach lessons that cater for all student ability ranges;
  • Motivate pupils with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation;
  • Maintain discipline;
  • Meet requirements for the assessment and recording of pupils' development;
  • Coordinate activities and resources within a specific area of the curriculum, supporting colleagues in the delivery of this specialist area;
  • Staying up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum;
  • Take part in school events and activities which may take place at weekends or in the evening;
  • Liaise with colleagues and working flexibly, particularly within smaller schools.

What can you expect from New Directions Education?

  • A dedicated account manager;
  • Regular and varied teaching supply work;
  • Competitive pay rates;
  • Potential long-term teaching roles;
  • Fully compliant with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR);
  • Network of branches across the UK;
  • Preferred supplier to 19 boroughs across the UK;
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme;
  • Respected reputation throughout the education and recruitment industry.

Please contact New Directions Education for more information on this job vacancy, on 01792 620180, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 13th February 2019

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