1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own work role.
As a Teaching Assistant my main responsibility is to create a safe, happy, positive, stimulating and multicultural learning environment in which children can be cared for.
My main duties are listed below:
To work as an integral member of the team, creating a safe, constructive and stimulating environment for the children. To meet the children’s individual needs, appropriate to their stage and level of development. To be involved in the setting up and clearing away at the start and end of each session as required. To be involved with the planning of activities. To support literacy and numeracy activities in the classroom. To foster children’s growth of development and self reliance, and to be involved in children’s activities with a view to supporting and extending these activities appropriately. To ensure that toys and equipment are maintained, clean and safe to play with or use. To understand and comply with the Fire Drill Practise.
To attend and take part in staff and other relevant meetings.
To keep a daily register, first aid box and other relevant records as required.
To communicate with parents and carers in a positive, constructive manner.
To make time available on a regular basis to discuss the day to day running of the setting with other members of staff.
Observing pupil performance and reporting on observations to the teacher
Listening to pupils read, reading to them, and telling them stories.
I also feel that as an individual I am able to communicate well with children and adults and actually enjoy doing this and hopefully inject a bit of humour into work. Often I am left to decide how or what to do with children as the teacher is tied up doing other things. This means I must use my own initiative and get on with the task in hand. I am able to do this without a problem. I realise I must always be busy and if this means straightening the books