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Impington Village College

Teaching Assistants Level 1

Impington Village College
Teaching Assistants Level 1 – full time 32.5 hours per week
Salary: Level 1: £16,626 - £16,863 (approx £14,150 - £14,360 pro rata for term time working)

At Impington Village College we have a large and highly regarded SEND Faculty and an Enhanced Resource unit. We have students from 11-16 years old with a wide range of learning, behaviour and physical disabilities.  We also have a post-16 provision and Enhanced Resource unit for young people with statements of SEND.

We would like to hear from candidates who:

  • Want to work with SEND students across the age, ability and subject range either on a one to one basis or in small groups
  • Understand the importance of the College’s inclusive ethos
  • Have high expectations for standards of achievement and behaviour

You will need an excellent level of education including GCSE English and Maths as well as IT and communication skills.

Our College is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.  We do not accept CVs.

Closing Date: 10am Friday 8 February 2019

If you require any further information please contact Mrs Valerie Hastings, PA to the Principal and Vice Principal via

Job Description 

Name of School:      Impington Village College

Line Manager:          Pavilion Manager

Grade:                       Teaching Assistant Level 1

Teaching Assistants are required to attend a one-hour CPD training sessions after school every Tuesday and will receive either overtime or time in lieu for attending these sessions.

Main Purpose of Job

To enable students to become independent learners and make progress by the following:

  1. under the guidance of the class teacher, support teaching and learning in the classroom
  2. assisting the teacher in creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment
  3. promoting the inclusion of all pupils ensuring they have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  4. providing general support to the class teacher in the management and organisation of the pupils and the classroom
  5. to be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school

Main Responsibilities

Support for the Teacher

  • Assist the teacher with the planning and preparing of teaching resources which focus on differentiation for SEND students to allow independent learning and progress
  • Provide feedback that will assist with recording the achievements and progress of pupils
  • To be proactive in managing behaviour and promote self-control, independence and integration
  • To accompany teachers and classes on educational visits as required
  • To work with the class teacher to complete administration tasks and prepare displays

Support for the Curriculum

  • To use and prepare specialist equipment, plans and resources necessary to support learning activities, taking into account pupil’s interests, language and cultural backgrounds
  • To assist with the development of Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills and to support their use in learning activities

Support for the Pupils/ Families

  • Under the direction of the teacher carry out pre-determined tasks to support student learning and progress
  • To establish and develop productive working relationships with pupils acting as a role model
  • To work with pupils, understanding how to motivate and encourage them to develop and achieve
  • To provide support for pupils to broaden and enrich their learning
  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom and encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage in all activities
  • To work with small groups of children and to take responsibility for their learning
  • To support a child with disabilities or special educational needs
  • To support children in mixed ability groupings ensuring that they understand tasks and learning objectives

Support for the School

  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, security and confidentiality, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • To contribute to overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • To contribute to the identification and execution of appropriate out of school learning activities which consolidate and extend work carried out in class
  • To attend and participate in regular meetings, and in training and other activities as required
  • To assist in the general care of the school environment
  • To assist with pupils at the beginning and end of the day and in the playground as required
  • To support the appraisal system for support staff 

Person specification 






Good basic education to GCSE level in literacy and numeracy, or the equivalent (grade C or above)

A relevant qualification in Childcare and/or Education


Previous experience of working with children either in a paid or voluntary setting

Preferably in an educational environment


Personal Skills and Attributes




Enthusiasm and commitment to supporting pupils with learning difficulties



The ability to:

  • assist children on an individual basis, in small group and whole class work;
  • explain tasks simply and clearly and foster independence;
  • supervise children, and adhere to defined behaviour management policies;
  • safeguard and promote the welfare of children



Excellent communication skills both written and verbal (in English)



Ability to relate well to and communicate effectively with children



Good verbal and written communication skills



Ability to work constructively as part of a team



Good organisational skills


Please note this post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as stated in the person specification.