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Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Teaching Assistant

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P1. Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Teaching Assistant.

*Teaching assistant = TA

WORKING WITH THE TEACHER

Working the partnership to plan, prepare and maintaining learning environment.

Working alongside the teacher to plan works/activities. Knowing exactly what is required to support children and how to deal with children who are having difficulties, as she will not be able to ask the teacher questions during the activity. TA should plan activity in advance with clear objectives to make sure it runs smoothly.

Helping to organise the learning environment and supporting the introduction of new activities. The learning environment can be any areas not just a classroom, e.g. playground, Hall/gym, Computer Room, Cooking area and so on. Hence the need to be familiar with all these areas before working with them, so that she is able to carry out activities with children. Always asking advice from others if she is not familiar with a particular area of the school.

Preparing and setting out classroom resources and equipment as directed by the teacher. Following the rules and procedures of health and safety (e.g. ensuring all equipment and surfaces are safe, hygienic and usable). Knowing

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