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Classroom Support Assistant

The Edinburgh Academy , City of Edinburgh

Vacancy details

Please apply before 15/06/2018 at 12:00 am

42 Henderson Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5BL

Natasha Hope
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0131 624 4920

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Vacancy Description / Summary

You will work under the direction of the Head of Support for Learning, to whom you will provide additional support. In your role you will be responsible for actively assisting pupils in the classroom, as well as, supervising pupils during break times and after School.
Duties will also include providing clerical assistance to the Head of Support for Learning, and practical help with organising resources.

Assisting in subject classrooms to ensure the effectiveness of inclusive strategies for pupils with additional support needs
Assisting pupils with use of equipment in practical classes
Supporting pupils in their areas of weakness (e.g. writing)
Helping to organise notes and record homework
Assisting pupils in maintaining good levels of focus throughout lessons
Supporting learning activities as directed by the subject teacher
Working one-to-one or in small groups in the Support for Learning department
Supporting reading groups
Helping pupils to structure essays and clarify coursework
Planning, preparing and developing appropriate teaching resources
Recording pupil progress
Supporting social interactions amongst pupils
Assisting in lunchtime supervision of Geits (P7)
Carrying out specific tasks, as directed by the Head of Support for Learning, such as reading or scribing for tests and exams

The Rector/Bursar retain the right to implement changes to this job description to reflect changes in the demands of the post

Further Information:
This post is fixed term, 20th August 2018 to 28th June 2019, and is term time only. As the role involves working closely with children, the successful candidate will be expected to join the Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

Two references will be required.

All job offers are subject to the satisfactory receipt of PVG clearance and two written references.
To apply: Please send your C.V along with a completed application form and covering letter outlining your experience and suitability for the post to

A full job description and application form can be found on our website

About the School

Grounded in Scotland, Ready for the World. The Edinburgh Academy is a co-educational school catering for 2-18 years and the pupils of the Edinburgh Academy live their lives along the lines of our motto: ‘Aien Arsteuein’ (Always Excel).

As an outward looking Scottish school, the attributes of the Academy Learner are resilience, curiosity, independence, collaborative attitudes and creativity. These are nurtured in a caring environment through our exceptional academic offering but also through the expressive arts, outdoor education, sport and service to the community.

With our excellent staff to pupil ratios, we believe that we offer each individual a holistic education that is second to none.