Vacancies at Russell Martin Foundation

We have the following vacancy at Russell Martin Foundation:

Alternative Provision Classroom Assistant-

We are looking for a strong and resilient teaching assistant that can step up and take on any obstacles thrown their way. We are opening a new alternative provision in Brighton & Hove from September, covering pupils from local secondary schools with behavioural issues in their mainstream education. Focused at KS3, you will need to be resilient, confident and able to communicate well with young pupils. A background in pastoral/SEMH will be advantageous. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to):

Support for the  Pupils

·          Supervise and provide particular support for pupils,  ensuring their safety and access to learning activities

·          Assist with the development and implementation  of Individual Education / Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes

·          Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according 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

·          Set challenging and demanding  expectations and promote self-esteem and independence

·          Provide feedback to pupils in  relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teachers

Support for the Teacher

·          Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and  supportive environment in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the  display of pupils' work

·          Use strategies, in liaison with the teachers, to  support pupils to achieve learning goals

·          Assist with the planning of learning activities

·          Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and  accurately record achievement/progress as directed

·          Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on  pupils' achievement, progress, problems etc

·          Promote good behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict  and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take  responsibility for their own behaviour

·          Help to establish constructive relationships with partner  schools and parents / carers

·          Administer routine tests and undertake routine marking  of pupils' work

·          Provide clerical / administrative support, for example  photocopying, typing, filing, money, administer coursework etc

Support for the Curriculum

·          Undertake structured and agreed learning activities / teaching  programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses

·          Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies  e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years, recording achievement and progress  and feeding back to the teachers

·          Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils'  competence and independence in its use

·          Prepare, maintain and use equipment / resources required to meet the  lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use

Support for the provision

·          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

·          Be aware of and support difference and ensure pupils  have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop

·          Contribute to the overall ethos / work / aims of the provision

·          Appreciate and support the role of other professionals

·          Attend and participate in 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 normal curriculum hours and at lunchtime

·          Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips  and out of the centre activities as required and take responsibility for a  group under the supervision of the teachers


Job title: AlternativeProvision Classroom Assistant

Person Specification




Qualifications and experience

·          Previous experience of working in a classroom  environment.

·          Previous work experience in a sporting  environment in any capacity, e.g. after-school club or sports club.

·          NVQ 2 Teacher Assistant or equivalent  qualification

·          First Aid training (ideally paediatric)

·          Previous experience of working in a pastoral/SEMH  environment.

·          Understanding of relevant policies/code of  practice and awareness of relevant legislation

·          Good knowledge of safeguarding.

 Skills, ability &  knowledge

·          The ability to work effectively with others as a  competent team member.

·          Computer literacy/word processing/video/photocopier  skills.

·          Ability to understand RMF roles and  responsibilities.

·          Good time management skills.

·          Ability to relate well to children and adults.

·          Be enthusiastic when delivering sessions to  children.

·          Excellent Interpersonal skills.

·          Good communication, team working and organisational  skills.

·          Good levels of numeracy and literacy.

·          Knowledge of health & safety

·          Able to take instructions and willing to learn.

·          Able to work on your own or as part of a team.

·          Preferably an interest in sport

·          Preferably experience in SEN

·          Understanding  of ADHD, ASD, EDB, SEMH, MLD

Applications by curriculum vitae and covering letter to by 5pm on 24th July

Interviews: Tbc

To start in September 2020 -

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