Teaching Assistant

Junior School
Closing date: 21st July 2020

The role of the Teaching assistant is one which is fully supportive of, and complementary, to the Junior School Teaching Team. 

The Teaching Assistant is expected to perform the following duties:

  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.
  • ensure that a caring and stimulating environment is provided for pupils, that takes into account individual developmental needs and enables them to reach their full potential;
  • help plan and prepare exciting learning opportunities;
  • prepare work and activities in advance of the lesson (within employed hours) e.g. produce worksheets for agreed activities, operate AVA equipment (laminator/ photocopier), change displays, make books, labels, sharpen pencils and undertake practical tasks to maintain a good standard of department appearance on a daily basis;
  • observe and assess children’s development to provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required to the teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence;
  • maintain the positive ethos and core values of the school, both inside and outside the classroom ensuring equality of opportunity for all;
  • Support the whole school community and maintain strict confidentiality.
  • promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom;
  • Support the needs of all pupils during lessons, through differentiation of tasks, explanations and scaffolding.
  • Carry out duties as required (including after school), making sure that children are monitored and assisted during this time.
  • Record any meetings with parents and hand to the Head
  • Complete any behaviour logs and make class teacher aware of any issues witnessed
  • be responsible for keeping and updating records as agreed with the teacher;
  • liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers
  • maintain good order and discipline amongst all pupils in the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy;
  • promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement and self-reliance;
  • undertake specific childcare tasks- such as intimate care when required
  • work alongside teachers and other staff to ensure the philosophy behind the school is fulfilled;
  • act as an ambassador for Crosfields school and maintain a positive image of its aims and objectives;
  • participate in the appraisal system for their own performance;
  • attend and participate in staff meetings, courses, open mornings, parent consultations and professional development days;
  • supervise pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required including residentials
  • administer First Aid as appropriate;
  • carry out any other duties required by the Head.

Email an application form, available from www.crosfields.com/explore/community/working-at-crosfields to hr@crosfields.com 

Closing date: 21st July 2020.


Crosfields School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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