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Vacancy - Teaching Assistant

Learning Support Assistant

Salary PARIS Band 3, points 6 to 11,  £20,043 to 22,129 FTE (temporary post)

Term-time only plus inset days

32.5 hours per week. 8.30am to 3.30 pm including a 30-minute lunch break

Responsible to SENCO

Main Responsibilities:

NJC LEVEL 2/3 -To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support 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. May be required to supervise groups of pupils undertaking activities in non-teaching situations. To provide academic mentoring support for students on a one-to-one or small group basis.

Support for Students:

  • When it is required, work with pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities;
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes;
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs;
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils;
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher;
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence;
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the SENCo or teacher;
  • Support and mentor students who are underachieving on a one-to-one basis or in small groups with study skills and on specific intervention tasks provided by a subject teacher

Support for Teachers:

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work;
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals;
  • Assist with the planning of learning activities;
  • Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed;
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupil’s achievement, progress, problems etc;
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour;
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers;
  • Administer routine tests and invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of pupils’ work;
  • Provide clerical/admin. support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money, administer coursework etc.

Support for the Curriculum

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses;
  • Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years and recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher;
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use;
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use.

Support for the School

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person;
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop;
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school;
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals;
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required;
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required;
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils in non-teaching times, including before and after school and at lunchtime;
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher.
  • To undertake other duties as required by the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team commensurate with the grade of the post, including exam invigilation cover.
  • To participate in Performance Management review annually.


Stretford Grammar School is a thriving and vibrant, oversubscribed foundation grammar school with a diverse social and cultural intake.  Standards and achievement are very high and the school was rated as a good school with outstanding behaviour by Ofsted in April 2019.

Full details, including the application form can be downloaded directly from our school website at

For any queries please contact Mrs. E. Hayes, P.A. to the Headteacher, Stretford Grammar School, Granby Road, Stretford, M32 8JB. Tel: 0161 865 2293 ext 2 or