L1 Teaching Assistant

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Closing date for applications: 2 February 2023, 2.45pm

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Level 1 Teaching Assistant EHCP Support



Job Title:              Level 1 Teaching Assistant to support children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

Line Manager:   SENCO

Responsible to: Under the guidance of KS1 Stage Team.

Main Responsibilities: To assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the pupil to whom you are assigned, to enable him to make best use of the educational opportunities available to them and to provide a high standard of personal care as required and in accordance with the child’s individual needs.

  1. To aid the pupil to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his own by, for example:
    • Clarifying and explaining instructions
    • Ensuring the pupil is able to use equipment and materials provided
    • Motivating and encouraging the pupil(s) as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils’ needs
    • Assisting in weaker areas, e.g. speech and language, verbal communication
    • Using praise, commentary and assistance to encourage the pupil to concentrate and stay on task
    • Liaising with the class teacher, other members of the Key Stage 1 Team, the SENCO and other professionals about individual targets, contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate
    •  Providing additional nurture to individuals when requested by the class teacher or SENCO
    •  Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies
    • Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupil


  1. To establish supportive relationships with the pupil concerned.


  1. To promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil with SEN, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner


  1. Monitor the pupil’s response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes.


  1. To give positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce and sustain the pupil’s efforts and develop self reliance and self esteem.


  1. To mark pupils’ work under the direction of the class teacher


  1. To support the pupil in developing social skills both in and out of the Classroom


  1.  To support the use of ICT in learning activities and with specific programmes to support learning.


  1. To provide regular feedback on the pupil’s learning and behaviour to the teacher/SENCO, including feedback on the effectiveness of the behaviour strategies adopted


  1.  Under the direction of the class teacher carry out and report on systematic observations of pupils to gather evidence of their knowledge, understanding and skills upon which the teacher makes judgements about their stage of development


  1.  When working with a group of pupils, understand and use group dynamics to promote group effectiveness and support group and individual performance


  1.  Where appropriate, to know and apply positive handling techniques


  1.  To know and apply school policies on Child Protection, Health and Safety, Behaviour, Teaching and Learning, Equal Opportunities etc


  1.  Where appropriate to develop a relationship to foster links between home and school, and to keep the school informed of relevant information


  1.  To be aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/school


  1.  To contribute towards reviews of the pupil’s progress as appropriate


  1.  To comply with legal and organisational requirements for maintaining the health, safety and security of yourself and others in the learning environment


  1.  To take part in training activities offered by the school to further knowledge and skills of working with a child with specific learning difficulties


  1.  To be willing to support playground/break time supervision e.g. educational games, homework clubs etc


  1. To accompany teacher and pupils on educational visits


  1.  To provide individual support, as required, during examination sessions


  1.  To carry out the above duties in accordance with the Education Department’s Equal Opportunities Policy.


Additional Responsibilities:


  • To contribute to the overall ethos/ aims of the academy
  •  Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with school policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  •  Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to Child Protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection and reporting all concerns to an appropriate person in accordance with relevant policies
  •  Attend to first aid issues in line with school policy This job description sets out the duties of the post at the time it was drawn up. The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties within the school as may be reasonably expected, without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. This is a common occurrence and would not justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.


  • Signed……………………………………………………………….
  •  (TA) Signed……………………………………………………………….
  • (Principal) Date………………………………………

Other Information

 Job Vacancy


Role:                Level 1 Teaching Assistant- EHCP 1:1 (Teaching Assistant for a child with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

Scale Point:     NJC 2

Hours:              30 hours (Term Time Only) 8.45-3:15 (30 mins lunch)

Contract:          Named Teaching Assistant for a child with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). If the named child was to leave the school, the contract would terminate.

Closing date: Thursday 2nd February, 2023

Interview date: TBA

Keelby Primary Academy are seeking to appoint a Level 1 Teaching Assistant, to support Year 1 child with specific needs. (Sensory, SEMH and learning support) Starting date as soon as possible.


We are looking for:

  • A driven and effective team player with a commitment to creating a climate where all children feel safe and thrive.
  • Someone with experience to effectively support a child with Special Educational Needs in the areas of communication and interaction, and cognition and learning
  • Someone with experience of working with Children with ASD
  • Someone who has experience of working within a school setting and has an understanding of supporting a child with specific learning needs
  • An intuitive and adaptable individual who can evolve their practice to ensure children remain engaged.
  • Someone who possess the relevant qualifications or experience and has had training in other relevant strategies for the role.
  • A committed and enthusiastic individual with good time keeping and a track record if excellent workplace attendance.
  • Someone with a sense of humour.

We can offer:

  • The opportunity to work alongside a dedicated, committed and enthusiastic team
  • Pupils who are “articulate, polite and passionate about their school” (Ofsted Jan 2018)
  • A commitment to extensive personal and professional development
  • A collaborative group of school both locally and further afield
  • Opportunities to further develop your career within the Trust


If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Mrs Atkin, Executive Principal, a.atkin@keelby.lincs.sch.uk or telephone the school office 01469 560366.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices and all appointments are subject to satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS.




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