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Primary Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Orchard Primary School (Sidcup), Sidcup

  • Ref:KCC303-2019-37S
  • Posted:09/06/2023
  • Pay:Bexley 07
  • Start Date:4th September 2023
  • App Close Date:30/06/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:3rd July 2023


Main purpose of the job:

  1. Assist teachers in ensuring all pupils’ continuing educational development.


  1. Assist teachers in fostering attractive learning environments to ensure that pupils spend their school life in stimulating surroundings.


  1. To assist teachers and senior managers in preparing resources and equipment as necessary, in order to support pupils’ learning.


  1. To ensure accurate records and observations are kept so that pupils receive the maximum benefit from their education.



Job Activities:


  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, ensuring their safety and encourage pupils to interact with others and to engage in activities led by the teacher. Supervise and assist with any toileting/medical needs as required.


  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model reporting progress and achievements to teacher as agreed.


  • Awareness of individual needs and respond appropriately ensuring all pupils have equal access to learning.


  • Respond to pupil’s minor welfare and personal needs and ensuring pupils requiring regular medication are given timely reminders.


  • Awareness of the school’s educational and behavioural policies for developing pupils.


  • Ensure the classroom is set for lessons as directed, clearing afterwards and assisting with display of pupil’s work.


  • Record individual pupil’s behaviour difficulties, discussing with the teacher appropriate responses and carrying them out.


  • Undertake pupil record keeping, collecting information from/to parents and carers as directed.


  • Provide basic clerical and typing support for teacher.


  • Assist the teacher developing effective methods of explaining basic ICT applications and supporting pupils in their use.


  • Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed, assisting in their use.


  • Work within pre-determined guidance, policies, procedures and teacher’s guidance.


  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes.


  • Attend weekly meetings and discussions, which contribute to the overall work of the school.


Information about the school

Orchard Primary School is a one form entry primary school with a nursery. Situated in large grounds on the boarders of the London Borough of Bexley and Kent, we are a small school with big ambition. With our relentless drive to achieve high standards, we aim for every child to achieve their personal best and see our children flourish in a nurturing, aspirational community.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.