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Elklan Teaching Assistant

  • Location: Swansea
  • Duration: Long term placement
  • Salary: £56.34 - £56.34 per day
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
  • Posted:

Job Description

A primary school in the Swansea 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 & 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 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 the pupil’s/pupils’ 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 & 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;

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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