Teaching Assistant – Egloskerry Primary School

Egloskerry Primary School are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual to join their team working as a teaching assistant.

The hours are 27.5, 9am – 3pm with 30 minutes unpaid lunch break.

Salary is £17,362 pro rata.

Main purpose of the job

To contribute to the promotion and development of an outstanding education that

offers high quality learning experience for Primary age children.

To take a pro-active role in the support of the educational, social, emotional and physical needs of the pupils; to support the curriculum and the school through the provision of assistance to the teacher in the practical organisation of class activities and small group work.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. To assist individuals, groups of children and the whole class in developing knowledge, skills, expectations and attitudes. To take into account the learning support involved to aid the children to learn as effectively as possible.
  1. To establish and build supportive relationships with the pupil/s concerned and to encourage acceptance and inclusion of all pupils, including those with special educational needs and those identified as more able. To meet the needs of pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  1. To encourage social integration and individual development of pupils. To develop methods of promoting and reinforcing pupils’ self-esteem and resilience through the development of self-help skills.
  1. To contribute to the development of the learning environment by assisting in preparing, using and maintaining relevant teaching resources, including wall displays and cleaning up classrooms after activities. To ensure that basic classroom materials are available for use.
  1. To assist with the assessment (including any statutory assessments), monitoring and recording of children’s progress, health, behaviour and general wellbeing. To feedback any information (including concerns) regarding the development need of individuals or groups to the Teacher or Principal as appropriate.
  1. To supervise an individual, small group of children or whole class under the overall control of the teacher.
  1. To attend staff meetings and school-based INSET as required. To actively engage in the school Performance Management process. To meet with outside agencies (Speech and Language, Educational Psychologist etc) and other appropriate staff linked to pupils’ needs when required.
  1. To administer minor first aid (as trained), assist in the dispensing of medically prescribed controlled drugs (as per the approved procedure) and to assist with the personal hygiene and physical needs of children with regard to health and safety as required.
  1. To contribute to the management of pupil behaviour including the implementation of the schools’ behaviour management policies. To control the pupil to prevent harm and disruption to the pupil or others, within the limits of the post holders training and school policies and procedures.
  1. To remain aware and work within all relevant school working practices, polices and procedures.
  1. To be aware of and work in accordance with the school’s child protection policies and procedures and to raise any concerns relating to such procedures which may noted during the course of duty.
  1. To be aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/school work and to ensure the confidentiality of such sensitive information. To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the department.
  1. To be aware of and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures including the Schools Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Conduct, national legislation (including Health and Safety, Data Protection).
  1. To network, communicate, support and work with other Launceston College Multi Academy Trust (MAT) staff; attending meetings and training as required at other sites (reasonable travel distance).
  1. The post holder is responsible for his/her own continuous self-development.
  1. To assist with lunch and break time supervision of children on a rota basis.
  1. To accompany children on educational visits and outings as supervised by the Teacher.
  1. To co-operate with and support your colleagues.
  1. To carry out administrative tasks relevant and appropriate to this post.
  1. To undertake other reasonable duties as directed by the Principal.


Job Title:        Teaching Assistant

Department:  School based

Person specification prepared by: Emma Kerr, Principal Egloskerry Primary

Date:   November 2019

Relevant Experience





Previous experience of working with children. At least 2 years’ previous experience of working with children within a classroom environment or similar.


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Education & Training





Good levels of literacy and numeracy (GCSE grade A-C/5-9 or equivalent) or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and aptitude.


Attainment of NVQ Level 2 or equivalent.


ASD Experience/training


First Aid Training


Paediatric First Aid


Autism training


Read Write Inc training


Dyscalculia training


Thrive training

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Special Knowledge & Skills




Ability to communicate well with children and adults.


Organisational skills.


Good communication skills.

Knowledge of issues relevant to education and child development.


Computer literacy (Google Drive)


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Any Additional Factors









Able to prioritise between different demands.


Ability to work to deadlines.


Pro-active, positive, self-motivated, and able to work in a team.


An interest in children and education.


Patient and friendly approach.

Able to work without supervision. Interview.

If you share our vision and would like to join us on our journey, we would like to hear from you.

For further information about the school please visit

To apply please submit the following completed documents to

If you require an alternative format, you can contact Launceston College on 01566 772 468.

Closing date: Friday 13th December, 2019 9am

Shortlisting date: Friday 13th December, 2019

Interview date: Tuesday 17th December, 2019

Egloskerry School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Launceston College MAT is an equal opportunities employer.