Teaching Assistant (3-6 or 6-12)
The successful candidate must be highly professional, confident, well organised and conscientious. This role require an approachable manner, welcoming nature and good communication. TA’s should be passionate about being an aid to the developmental of independence in the child.
Candidates must have or be willing to complete AMI Montessori TA training and hold a minimum of 2 years experience working with children.
Teaching assistants work with lead teacher(s) to prepare and maintain an orderly, attractive, and joyful environment. They do this both through assisting in the preparation of the physical environment and preparation of the human environment. Preparing the physical environment includes ensuring work areas are orderly, attractive and materials are replenished. Preparing the human environment relates to the presence one brings to the school community. A positive attitude, calm and respectful manner and enthusiasm and joy for learning are essential. Working as a part of a team with all members of the school community to achieve the school aims and objectives.
TA’s provide another pair of observant, attentive eyes and ears. They are crucial in modelling courteous and respectful behaviour as well as contributing to the warm, supportive, and calm atmosphere that is the hallmark of Montessori classrooms.
They focus on the protection of work, through mindful actions and positive words. They encourage purposeful and constructive activity, intervening when and if necessary.
TA’s support children to make developmental choices, based on observations made and communication with the Lead Teacher. They help with completion of cycles of work, according to the child’s ability. TA’s Provide additional challenges and re-engagement when the need arises, based on subtle communication with the Lead Teacher. They encourage love and value of the environment through ongoing maintenance. TA’s hold small re-directional groups throughout the morning and are involved in the planning and delivery of extra curricular activities.
Working hours: 8am to 5:30 pm Monday and Thursday and 8am to 4:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Term time.
Closing date for applications: 10/5/21. We reserve the right to close applications earlier. Apply by sending a cover letter and CV to . Candidates must already have permission to work in the UK.
Interviews: will be held week of 17th May 2021.
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