Hours of Work : 3.5 hours per day ( 5 days a week)
This post is subject to the conditions of employment contained in the Jebel Ali School contract.
Learning assistants support their teaching and non-teaching colleagues in meeting the needs, educational and social, of all children at Jebel Ali School.
This includes general welfare, safety, social and moral needs.
Learning assistants are primarily assigned to a particular year group, under the direct line management of the year group leader.
However, as with all things in a busy primary school, it is necessary to be flexible on occasions and adapt to changing needs.
To assist the class teacher with the day to day smooth running of the classroom.
To become familiar with the National Curriculum, English and mathematics strategies, and QCA schemes of work for the year group concerned.
To prepare or source materials and resources as required, for classes / year groups, including use of reprographic equipment.
To assist with planning and attend weekly planning meetings as required.
To assist in literacy and mathematics lessons as required, taking small groups for specific planned activities in order to help to raise standards of attainment, and in other lessons at the direction of the class teacher and / or year group leader.
To assist the class teacher and / or year group leader with assessments as required.
To assist the class teacher in creating a stimulating and enriched learning environment within the classroom.
To assist with clothing of small children at the beginning and end of PE lessons and to assist with swimming lessons as required.
To assist with cooking activities, taking careful note of hygiene routines for all children.
To escort children to the toilet, when necessary, (usually applies only to teaching assistants working in our Reception classes).
To escort sick or injured children to the school nurse as necessary.
To supervise children in the playground at the start / end of the day and at breaktimes as required.
To seek to actively support and promote the school through positive public relations and to maintain absolute confidentiality regarding all matters relating to school.
To carry out other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time by the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.
To whom responsible : Headteacher
This job description will be reviewed annually and may be subject to amendment or modification at any time after consultation with the post holder.
It is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks but sets out the main expectations of the school in relation to the post holder’s professional responsibilities and duties.
Jebel Ali School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. The successful candidate will be subject to relevant national police checks.