M- TDA 2.6
Unit 3.3 Describe own roles and responsibilities and those of others in the team.
Roles and responsibilities as a Teaching Assistant in a Primary School.
*Teaching Assistant= TA
*Special Educational Needs= SEN
TAs have an essential role to play in the smooth and effective running of a school. They are an extra pair of eyes, ears and hands for the teacher and gives support to the structure of the school.The main responsibilities are-
Working alongside with teacher to plan work and activities.
Helping to organise the learning environment and supporting the introduction of new activities.
Preparing and setting out the classroom resources and equipments as directed by the class teacher.
Monitoring children’s responses to learning activities and to take appropriate action to modify or adapt activities to meet the learning objectives.
Encouraging children to keep room tidy to put things back at the correct place after use
Providing equal opportunity to the SEN pupil while setting out learning materials and resources
Following the rules and procedures of Health and Safety (e.g. ensuring all the equipments and surfaces are safe, hygienic and usable).
Reporting any shortage/ damage of learning material to the class teacher
Other members in the team and their roles and responsibilities.
Plan, prepare and deliver lessons to meet the needs of all pupils, setting and marking work and recording pupil development as necessary. Includes advanced skills teachers and supply teachers. Often work in partnership with teaching assistants.
Subject leaders and curriculum coordinators
Responsible for the leadership and management of a particular curriculum subject. Class teachers may be expected to accept responsibility for an area of the curriculum as part of their normal professional duties.
Key stage coordinator
Lead and manage either Key Stage 1 or 2. They usually also have a class teaching commitment.