Teaching Assistant

Halliwell Homes Ltd

Teaching Assistant


Halliwell Homes Ltd, Stoke-upon-Trent, City of Stoke-on-Trent

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 days ago, 15 May | Get your application in today.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: d96f8758a0a746b7a668b91f5d0b02fd

Full Job Description

Halliwell has recently restructured as an Employee Ownership Trust meaning greater engagement opportunities for all colleagues in the improvement of the business as well as greater benefits and rewards when the business performs well and achieves great outcomes for the children in its care.

We would like to hear from caring, enthusiastic and dedicated team players with a can-do approach who really care about the needs of young people. You will be respectful, empathetic, positive, accountable, reflective, engaged, nurturing and tenacious. You will enjoy working with children and young people and create a safe, caring and supportive place to live for the children that are part of the Restorative Parenting® programme.

Halliwell Homes is clinically informed practice encompassing educational, clinical and residential care services. Our objective is to enhance the psychological wellbeing of children within the care system through our Restorative Parenting recovery programme.

You will be reporting to the Lead Teacher and work closely to provide support to the other teaching support staff and support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and classrooms.

The postholder will attend to pupils' personal needs and implement related personal programmes including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters. You will supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning. Establishing good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs. The postholder will promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils encouraging pupils to interact with others and engage in activities lead by the teacher. The postholder will be actively involved and fully participate in activities such as PE that aim to stimulate and encourage the movement skills of pupils/students. Encouraging pupils to act as independently as appropriate.

Supporting the Teacher:

  • Prepare classrooms and clean the school as directed for lessons, clear afterward and assist with the display of pupils' work.

  • Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed.

  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested.

  • To maintain records of the pupils' work and progress.

  • To provide support to the pupils in all areas of the curriculum, under the direction of the Lead Teacher.

  • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate.

  • Gather/report information from and to parents/carers as directed.

  • Provide clerical / admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.

  • Support for the Curriculum:
  • Support pupils to understand instructions.

  • Support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies, as directed by the Lead Teacher.

  • Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed.

  • Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use.

  • Support for the School:
  • Be aware of and comply with the policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, confidentiality and data protection reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

  • In consultation with the class teacher and in the context of the school's policies, to assist in maintaining discipline structures for pupils.

  • Be aware of and support differences 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 relevant meetings as required.

  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required including the pursuit of an HLTA Level 4 qualification.

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

  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.

  • To carry out simple routine maintenance of equipment needed for the pupils.

  • In consultation with the appropriate professionals to assist in meeting the particular needs of the pupils in the provision of e.g. physiotherapy, speech therapy etc.

    Must hold GCSE Grade C or above or equivalent in Maths and English plus 3 other subjects

  • Must hold UK Manual Drivers Licence and have access to own vehicle

  • Experience in a similar education setting preferred (but not essential)

  • Experience in school, TA qualifications

  • Experience in safeguarding

  • Able to provide support at other Northwest schools when required., Special education Needs: 1 year (required)

  • Education Setting: 1 year (required)

  • Licence/Certification:
  • Right To Work in the UK (required)

  • UK manual Driving Licence (required)

    We offer a highly competitive rate of pay and access to a career pathway including access to professional qualification studies fully funded up to Level 7 (Masters)

  • Comprehensive training, professional development opportunities and the support of senior colleagues.

  • Access to your own personal Financial Awareness Planning

  • Free GymPass Membership.

  • Access to Perkbox Account.

  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

  • Access to a company laptop and Mobile phone (Role dependent).

  • Access to well-being initiatives

  • On-site Parking

  • Auto-Enrolment Pension Scheme

  • Refer a Friend Scheme up to £1400, Company pension

  • Discounted or free food

  • Employee discount

  • Gym membership

  • Health & wellbeing programme

  • On-site parking

  • Referral programme

  • Sick pay

  • Store discount

  • Schedule:
  • 8 hour shift

  • Monday to Friday

  • No weekends