Learning support

Teaching assistants (TAs)

TAs work alongside teachers in the classroom, helping pupils with their learning on an individual or group basis. Some specialise in areas such as literacy, numeracy, special education needs, music, English as an additional language, and the creative arts.

TA level 1: scale 4 Job description Person specification
TA level 2: scale 5 Job description Person specification
TA level 3:scale 6 Job description Person specification
TA EAL Bi-Lingual: scale 6 Job description Person specification
Special support assistant
level 3: scale 6
Job description Person specification

Higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs)

HLTAs are experienced teaching assistants who plan and deliver learning activities under the direction of a teacher and assess, record and report on pupils’ progress. They may also manage other classroom-based staff or may supervise a class in a teacher's absence.

Senior Teaching assistant/HLTA
without full performance management responsiblities: scale 7

Job description Person specification
Senior Teaching assistant/HLTA
with full performance management responsiblities: scale 8
Job description Person specification

Nursery nurses

Nursery nurses work in co-operation with a teacher, looking after the social and educational development of children. Their work involves planning and supervising activities and keeping parents up-to-date with their child's progress.

Nursery nurse
level 3: scale 6
Job description Person specifiction

Cover supervisors

Cover supervisors are suitably-trained school staff who supervise pupils when teaching staff are absent.

Cover supervisor: scale 6 Job description Person specification

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Last updated: 25 Jan 2018