1 : 1 Teaching Assistant in the Junior School (Temporary Role) advertised by GlosJobs.co.uk

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The King’s School

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1 : 1 Teaching Assistant in the Junior School (Temporary Role)




1:1 Teaching Assistant (Temporary Role)
Required – February 2022
Department: Junior School
Line Manager: Junior School SENCO


A 1:1 Teaching Assistant is required to assist in promoting the learning and personal development of a Year 2 pupil to enable him to make best use of the educational opportunities available to him.

The School

The King’s Junior School is delighted to be seeking a dynamic, motivated 1-1 Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated and caring team. King’s is a warm-hearted, family and community-centred Cathedral School with 480 years of experience in delivering academic excellence within an ethos of tolerance, respect and outstanding pastoral care.

King’s Junior School is thriving with a growing School roll, having two-form entry from Year 1 to Year 6;
however, we maintain our distinctively small class sizes. The Junior School commissioned an independentlyrun Parent Survey in 2019, which showed that our parents were overwhelmingly positive about their child’s experience at School. Recently, King’s was voted ‘Independent School of the Year’ in Gloucestershire – a wonderful accolade after the hard work which our staff put into caring for the pupils through the recent pandemic.

Main Duties

  • To establish supportive relationships with the pupil concerned
  • To aid the pupil to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his own
  • To promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner
  • To 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
  • To give positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce and sustain the pupil’s efforts and develop self-reliance and self esteem
  • To support the pupil in developing social skills both in and out of the classroom
  • 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
  • Under the direction of the teacher, carry out and report on systematic observations of the pupil to gather evidence of their knowledge, understanding and skills upon which the teacher makes judgements about their stage of development
  • When working with a group of pupils, understand and use group dynamics to promote group effectiveness and support group and individual performance
  • To know and apply School policies on Child Protection, Health and Safety, Behaviour, Teaching and Learning, SEND, Equal Opportunities etc
  • To develop a relationship to foster links between home and School, and to keep the School informed of relevant information
  • To be aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/School
  • To contribute towards reviews of the pupil’s progress as appropriate
  • To comply with legal and organisational requirements for maintaining the health, safety and security
  • of yourself and others in the learning environment
  • To take part in training opportunities offered by the School to further knowledge and skills of
  • working with a child with specific learning difficulties
  • To be willing to support playground/break time supervision if required
  • To accompany teacher and pupils on educational visits
  • To provide individual support, as required, during assessment sessions

Personal Profile

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • A commitment to professional development
  • Experience in supporting a child with SEND (in particular autism)
  • Knowledge of equal opportunities, health and safety, SEND and child protection
  • Ability to communicate well and establish firm and consistent boundaries
  • Ability to relate to children with understanding and empathy in an open, calm and friendly way
  • Patience, creativity, initiative and enjoy working with children
  • A flexible, adaptable and reliable approach
  • Appreciation of the School’s ethos


  • First aid qualification
  • Knowledge of Year 2 curriculum
  • Qualification in childcare of educational support worker (eg NVQ/HLTA/NNEB)

The Selection Process

Applications are to be made using the School’s application form, available from the School website, please see further details in the Application section below. Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to the SENCO at e.berry@thekingsschool.co.uk. A meeting with the pupil’s parents will form part of the interview process.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • A contributory pension through Aviva APTIS
  • Generous fees remission
  • Access to a Doctor for advice and short consultations
  • Cycle to Work Scheme / Electric Car Scheme
  • Lunches
  • Parking
  • Applications

Hours of Work

The successful candidate will be required to work 15 hours a week 9:00am-12:00am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8.30am-11.30am on Wednesdays, term-time only. Attendance at INSET days will also be required pro-rata.

Candidates should apply by completing the application form and a letter of application. A CV is not required.

Applications should be addressed to:
The Head of Junior School, The King’s School, Gloucester, GL1 2BG.

The King’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including: references from previous employers, a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level, as well as eligibility to work in the UK (in compliance with UK immigration regulations). Interviews will be conducted, and they will explore candidates’ suitability to work with children.

Applications are to be made using the School’s application form, available from the School website by clicking on Apply Now.  Applications are to be made using the School’s application form, available from the School website by clicking on Apply Now.  

Closing date for applications: 28th Feb 12 noon, interview date Wednesday 9th Feb

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