• Alisdair Low

Teaching Assistant - SEMH School - Paignton -£17,340 - £18,360 per year

Salary dependent on experience- Salary based on 52 week contract ( not pro rota-actual salary!)

Main purpose The aim of this role is to work under the guidance/instruction of designated teaching/senior staff to undertake teaching programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area under the guidance of teaching staff. Duties and responsibilities Key Tasks

  • To provide support to pupils to enable full access to the curriculum and any extra curricula activities e.g. lessons, reviews and visits.

  • To work with individuals and groups of pupils under the direction of the class teacher.

  • To help plan and organise learning activities for pupils.

  • To contribute to setting individuals targets and to the review of those targets.

  • Attend and contribute to meetings to review students’ progress and contribute to written reports.

  • To monitor the progress of identified students, keep written records consistent with the school’s systems and provide feedback on student’s progress.

  • To provide support for pupils emotional and social development by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour and dealing with disruption as agreed in the school’s behaviour management policy.

  • To liaise with staff, parents/carers, relevant professionals and external agencies where necessary.

  • To assist in the production of appropriate teaching materials.

  • To promote the pupil’s inclusion within the school

  • To undertake relevant training as part of continued professional development.

Whole-school organisation, strategy and development

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school’s values and vision

  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school

  • Provide cover, in the unforeseen circumstance that another teaching assistance is unable to teach

Health, safety and discipline

  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils

  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

Professional development

  • Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures

  • Take part in further training and development in order to improve own work practices.


  • Communicate effectively with pupils, parents and carers

Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals

  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school

  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues

Personal and professional conduct

  • Maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school

  • Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality

  • Understand and act within the statutory frameworks setting out their professional duties and responsibilities

The teaching assistant will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct. Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the teaching assistant will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the headteacher or line manager. Call or email Alisdair at Integritas for further information. Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Integritas is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion