Essay on Ncfe Teaching Assistant
Supporting the teacher - Teachers are incredibly busy and the teaching assistant is a valued asset to ensure that under the guidance and supervision of the teacher the classroom is organised and maintained.
The ways in which this can be done is by preparing and maintaining the learning …show more content…
A teaching assistant should be aware and be able to recognise the four main forms of abuse: physical, (cuts, fractures, burns, scalds, bite marks, bruises;) emotional, (aggression, lethargy, wetting/ soiling, poor self-esteem, being withdrawn:) sexual (stained underclothes, genital soreness/ injury, promiscuous behaviour, mood swings;) and neglect (low weight, hunger, dirty, smelly, inappropriate dress for season.) The school will have a policy and nominated staff member who will be trained to deal with such situations. In the event of a child making a disclosure, one should remain calm, offering the child comfort and reassurance. The allegation should always be taken seriously and the child listened to and assured they are not to blame and that they will now get help. The exact disclosure should be passed on to the nominated person with no changes in what was said. Any suspicions or concerns no matter how insignificant must always be passed on to the nominated person.
Supporting the curriculum –