Teacher Assistant

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Job Description

Job Description:

To assist in providing a learning environment that supports the developmental and educational needs of all the children, under the overall direction of the class teacher and Deputy Head. 
  • To work with an individual or small groups of children as directed by the class teacher, Deputy Head or Head Master
  • To work with groups of children in the classroom enabling them to access the curriculum. Be proactive with the learning and in conjunction with the class teacher to be ready to change strategy or approach as needed to facilitate learning
  • To actively promote the learning of Mandarin language within the Pre-Prep dual language environment, working with children on a one to one basis, in small groups and addressing the class as a whole. Liaising closely with the Mandarin language teachers
  • Support with the recording and presenting of evidence of learning as required
  • To follow the agreed programmes of work with individuals and groups of children working towards set targets
  • To contribute to the well-being of the children in terms of physical, emotional and social needs. Alongside all members of school staff, ensure children are aware of expectations and guided in their behaviour, responsibilities and social interactions.
  • To support staff with minor admin tasks when not directly working with pupils, For example in non-contact time E.g. photocopy, file or complete records
  • To prepare and store general resources required for your groups
  • To make notes in Individual Education Plan (IEP) books for children as required
  • To give verbal and written feedback to the class teacher and Deputy Head to support report writing, assessment and IEPs
  • To accompany children to specialist lessons, where required. This may include PE lessons. Ensure any relevant policies regarding specialist lessons have been read and that these are followed, for example, changing room policies.
  • Follow the Intimate Care Policies relating to Pre-Prep children
  • Attend safeguarding and first aid training on (at least) an annual basis and stay abreast of updates in policy, which will be shared with all staff in the event of changes
  • To accompany children on school trips where appropriate and ensure you have followed school policy in regards to reading and following the trip documentation
  • Where appropriate and applicable, assist teachers with parent meetings, including translation
  • Attend training and meetings as and when required
  • Supervise children as per the duty rota, alongside all members of the school staff
  • Attend assemblies and events alongside the school community
  • Contribute to the CCA programme within the school
  • Assisting with the children’s safe use of school transport arrangements
  • Be an active member of a House, taking part in House Competitions and activities alongside the school community
  • Communicate appropriately and professionally with parents to support the image and reputation of the school
  • To provide any other reasonable duties delegated by the School Management 
  • At least 1 year of experience in working with children
  • Chinese-language teacher, with good credit in ‘O’-Level Chinese is required in order to teach students mandarin language
  • Ability to work under pressure and use of initiative is essential
  • Passionate about working with young children
  • Willing to assist with toilet training and nappy changing
  • Proficient in using computers
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills


Job Summary

Entry level Primary/Secondary School/O Level, Higher Secondary/Pre-U/'A' Level, Professional Certificate/NiTEC


Brighton College (Singapore) welcomed pupils in August 2020, delivering inspirational education for children aged 18 months to 11 years old.  The school is a partnership between leading global schools group, Cognita, and Brighton College, the UK’s top co-educational school which was named The Sunday Times’ Independent School of the Year for 2019. It is the job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant Cognita Safeguarding; Child Protection Policy and Procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either at school or at home, s/he must report any concerns to the School’s Child Protection Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Head or indeed to the Regional CEO so that a referral can be made accordingly to the relevant third party services.

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