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Vacancy | Teaching Assistant

The GFC School is looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to work alongside the existing team at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

20 January 2023


Vacancy | Teaching Assistant

The GFC School is looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to work alongside the existing team at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

20 January 2023

A vacancy has arisen for a Teaching Assistant to join the GFC School.

Responsible to SENco








Generic Responsibility

The role of the T.A is to work with students to encourage academic progress, complete work and monitor behaviour.

  1. Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase the achievement of the pupils including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  2. Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of the pupils in learning and extracurricular activities
  3. Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures
  4. Manage the pupils’ behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
  5. Organise and manage your teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment
  6. Observe the pupils’ performance and pass observations on to the SENco
  7. Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning
  8. Undertake any other relevant duties given by the SENco/Head of Centre


Main duties and responsibilities

  1. Support, monitor, record and report the pupil’s performance and progress
  2. Read and understand lesson plans for the pupils
  3. Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals
  4. Communicate effectively with other staff members and pupils, and with parents and carers under the direction of the Head of Centre
  5. Communicate the knowledge and understanding of the pupil to other school staff and education, health and social care professionals, so that informed decision making can take place on intervention and provision under the direction of the Head of Centre
  6. With the class teacher, keep other professionals accurately informed of performance and progress or concerns they may have about the pupils they work with
  7. Understand their role in order to be able to work collaboratively with classroom teachers and other colleagues, including specialist advisory teachers
  8. Deliver interventions to students
  9. Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures
  10. Maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school
  11. Work with the DSL/deputy DSL to safeguard all children in the school.  Record and report any concerns to the DSL and undertake regular safeguarding training


Information about the school

We provide:

  • a place where students feel safe and secure.
  • a rich curriculum that enables students to re-engage with learning through sport.
  • students with the necessary skills to manage their behaviour and emotions so that they make the right choices.
  • state-of-the art facilities for education, sport and training.
  • a well-qualified staff team who are highly skilled in helping students to flourish, by breaking the cycle of adversity often caused by difficult childhood experiences, including trauma, toxic stress and associated mental health difficulties.

In addition, we promote the 3 R’s:

Respect – Responsibility – Resilience.


Completed application forms and C.V to be emailed, by February 2nd, to David Spendley at 


  • Deadline: 02.02.23

The GFC School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

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