classroom assistant in leeds

26 September 2017
primary team, randstad education
job type
£ 16,898 - £ 20,548 per year, Other Excellent Benefits
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leeds, yorkshire and the humber
sub specialism
job type
£ 16,898 - £ 20,548 per year, Other Excellent Benefits
reference number
primary team, randstad education
0113 246 2500
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job description

Teaching Assistant

Are you keen to embark on a new challenging role within a supportive team of staff? We are hoping to appoint a Classroom Assistant into a well reputed and established Primary School in Leeds on a contract basis, with a view to extend for the right person!

The school is driven by success and is committed to developing its staff and pupils as a whole. They are looking for a hard working, dedicated and passionate Classroom Assistant to work alongside the Year 3 class Teacher to ensure pupils are reaping the most fun and rewarding benefits of learning.

The role will include:

* Ensuring that teaching materials are ready for use
* Helping the teacher to plan lessons
* Listening to children read out loud
* Teaching children techniques which will help them to improve their reading
* Reading out loud to children
* Helping children who have learning difficulties to complete tasks
* Taking notes for children who have difficulty keeping up with the pace of the class
* Helping children make displays and putting these displays up around the classroom
* Taking charge of group activities and making sure all students are involved
* Taking charge of children who have problems or have had an accident
* Providing general encouragement for all the children in the class
* Taking extra time to explain the teaching material to children who have not understood it first time
* Helping teachers to assess the work and providing feedback to the children
* Planning sports days and extra-curricular activities
* Taking charge of these activities on the day
* Keeping parents informed of the progress of their children and listening to any queries
* Keeping classroom records and notes about the progress of all the children
* Advising and providing support for other classroom assistants
* Providing advice to teachers about their specialist subjects

The successful applicant will need to possess the following skills:

* The ability to motivate and provide encouragement to children of all ages and all backgrounds
* The ability to work well as part of a team
* The ability to use ones own initiative
* The ability to remain patient and calm under pressure
* A creative mind
* Good numeracy and literacy skills
* Tact and sensitivity
* The ability to discipline children
* A warm and approachable personality

If you feel your skill set and experiences match those of the needs of the school for this role, please apply now with an up to date CV to be considered and a member of the Primary Team will be in touch.