(Required for the Nursery 3’s and Pre-K in the School’s Early Years setting)
Responsible to: Head of School, Deputy Head, Class Teacher
Reporting to: Head of School, Deputy Head, Class Teacher
Support for Pupils:
Attend to the pupils’ personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.
Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning.
Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately 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.
Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.
Support for Teachers:
Prepare classroom as directed for lessons, clear afterwards 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.
Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate.
Gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed.
Provide clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, marking, filing, collecting money etc.
Support for the Curriculum:
Support pupils to understand instructions.
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 policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
Ensure all pupils have equal access and 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.
Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school
Assist with the supervision of pupils at lunchtimes including ancillary associated duties (e.g. cleaning up spillages, wiping tables, keeping floors as clear as possible from dropped food.)
Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
Set high standards in terms of dress, language and behaviour.
Abide by the objectives and targets of the school, and follow the procedures and practices utilised in all aspects of the work, including computerised and manual systems and the maintenance of relevant records.
The successful applicant should possess the following experience, qualifications and qualities:
Able to work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities.
Able to apply themselves to all designated tasks with a positive and can-do attitude.
Able to use basic technology - computer, photocopier etc.
Ability to relate well to children and adults.
Appropriate knowledge of first aid.
The salary for Teaching Assistant is set according to the Assistant Scale of the Alpha Plus Group.
(You) have responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for whom you are responsible, or with whom you come into contact in the school. It is your responsibility to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy at all times. If at any time you identify any instance that a child or young person is at risk you must report your concerns immediately to the Designated Child Protection Officer or the Head of School.
Note: This job description is indicative of the duties and responsibilities of the post but does not form part of any contract of employment. All jobs within the school evolve over time and their features vary from year to year.
Wetherby-Pembridge is an independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 14, located on the Upper East Side, in a superb building next to Central Park on East 96th Street in Manhattan.
The School will enter its third year in September 2019 and these teaching assistant roles will offer an exceptional opportunity to join a team of first-class educators who seek to promote high standards and a love of learning for life. The School will grow organically over the years and in September it will offer Nursery to Grade 2 classes.
Wetherby-Pembridge School is part of the prestigious Alpha Plus Group. It brings to New York the rich traditions and academic excellence that are at the heart of its thriving UK schools and world famous brands.
We are looking to recruit for the following post:
NURSERY TEACHING ASSISTANT
PRE-K TEACHING ASSISTANT
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
School Website: www.wetherbypembridge.org
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Interviews for Nursery and Pre-K Teaching Assistants to take place at 7 East 96 Street: on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th April 2019
About Wetherby-Pembridge School
Based on the successful traditions of our London schools, Wetherby-Pembridge School is both highly academic and dedicated to nurturing every child in our care.
By adapting the merits of both single-sex and co-educational provision we have developed a unique offering to New York educational choices.
Nursery and Pre-kindergarten are taught in a fully co-educational setting. From Kindergarten, pupils will be taught in single sex sets for English and Maths, while remaining in a co-educational setting for other academic subjects, extra-curricular and cross-curricular activities.
Whilst setting high educational standards we also focus on inspiring the individual to gain personal confidence and reach success. Developing respect and good manners in an atmosphere of integrity, kindness and strong family values stands at the heart of all we aim to achieve.