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Fort Royal Community Primary School

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TA Grade 3

Conditions of Service:    

NJC for Local Government Services

Full time, term time only (32 ½ hours)


Point Range: SCP 7-17



To support the ethos of the school and work collaboratively with the classroom teacher in their responsibility for the development and education of children, including those who have specific physical, emotional and educational needs and being fully involved in all stages of the assessment cycle.



In addition to those outlined at Grades 1 and 2 and under the direction of the Class Teacher:

  • Line manage and organise the work all TAs in your class (in liaison with your class teacher).
  • In liaison with the class teacher, you will monitor the standards and skills of the Teaching Assistants in your class; identify strengths and weakness and seek support where needed.
  • You will lead the teaching and learning in your class in the absence of the teacher.
  • You will be class based but not in of one of the AHT phase leaders’ classes. You will need to cover absences of the teacher up to a set threshold which will include weekly PPA, NQT time (when relevant) and three days per half term without additional payment.  (NB this does not include cross groupings or split class activities).
  • Beyond this one of the grade 4 HLTAs may take over the lead although some longer term arrangements could be made with the lead TA on an acting up basis.
  • You will have responsibility for a communal area or curriculum activity (e.g. for hydro pool, literacy, structured learning) this will involve leading a small team of other Teaching Assistants,  ordering /making resources, checking for  risks etc. This will take place in directed time, although some additional time may be provided for specific tasks.
  •  If requested you will lead a lunch time club.
  • In the absence of the class teacher you will attend meetings and, if necessary contribute to a written report, concerning the pupils in your class to provide an account of their progress such as Annual Reviews and CIN meetings etc.
  • You will, under the direction of the teacher, update class APPs and other records related to progress and learning.


To see the full job description please see relevant documents.