Role and Responsibilities - Support Staff

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Support staff

Teaching assistant (TA) / Learning Support assistant LSA
- compliments the Class Teacher and support learning for all pupils. - works under the guidance of the Class Teacher
- would not be expected to undertake any direct teaching responsibilities or lead the class, however may be required to supervise the class in the temporary absence of the teacher. Duties and responsibilities can include: planning, delivering and evaluating teaching and learning activities with the Class Teacher, helping to prepare for lessons, assisting pupils who require additional support, observing pupil performance and behaviour, setting up resources and using ICT.

Playworkers & School Midday Supervisors and Assistants (SMSA) / Lunchtime Supervisors/Assistants - look after the welfare of pupils in school during the lunchtime break. Responsibilities and duties can include: supervising pupil behaviour indoors and outdoors, helping younger children with tasks such as cutting up food, ensuring the health and safety of pupils at all times, distributing and tidying away lunchtime resources, assisting with play activities, dealing with any misbehaviour and reporting to a senior member of staff. All midday staff are expected to be aware of safeguarding and child protection legislation and their responsibilities in relation to this.

Cover Supervisors (typically found in Secondary schools)
- to cover short-term absences of teachers such as unexpected sick leave or professional development - setting work for pupils in accordance with school policy, - behaviour management and supervision,

- collecting work at the end of the lesson and reporting back to the appropriate senior member of staff.

Learning Mentor
- support, motivate and challenge pupils who are underachieving in schools as a form of pastoral support. - to help pupils overcome barriers to learning caused by social, emotional and behavioral problems. Duties and responsibilities identifying pupils who...
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