Apprentice Teaching Assistant - Advanced (Level 3)
Bourne Primary School
Harrow and Uxbridge College
Duties to include:
- To provide general support to the class teacher in the organisation and management of pupils and the classroom ensuring the appropriate support for each pupil dependent on their individual planned needs
- To assist the teacher in creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment for all pupils particularly helping to overcome barriers to learning including physical, emotional and behavioural difficulties
- To promote the inclusion of all pupils, ensuring they have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
- To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school
- To lead on organising playground games and sports activities at lunchtime
Main responsibilities and tasks:
Support for pupils:
- Under the specific supervision of the class teacher, to work with individuals and groups of pupils to deliver learning programmes taking into account SEN additional requirements, where necessary
- To encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher, which may include participating in physical activities with the pupils
- Working closely with other professionals and following their designed programme for individual pupils i.e. occupational health, speech therapists and physiotherapists
- To assist with the general pastoral care of the pupils, including helping pupils who are unwell distressed or unsettled and have emotional and behavioural difficulties
- To assist the pupils with personal care needs which may include social, health, hygiene and welfare matters. This could include agreed local manual handling procedures and following a programme for prescribed medication under agreed guidance
Support for the teacher
- To prepare and maintain basic classroom resources and equipment as directed by the class teacher and assist the pupils in their use
- To prepare the classroom as directed for lessons, ensuring that resources are available and cleared away at the end of the lesson as appropriate
- To provide regular feedback to teachers and to other professionals on pupils’ achievement and progress
- To provide feedback on pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher. This may include feedback on pupil progress in meeting individual education plan (IEP) targets
- To administer and mark routine tests under the guidance of the class teacher and in line with the school’s marking policy.
- To be aware of the planning of work and activities
- To provide general clerical support to the teacher, e.g. photocopying, laminating, filing, etc as required
Support for the school
- To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, SEN/inclusion and data protection reporting all concerns to the appropriate named person
- To assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson time but during the school day, within contracted hours as necessary for their safety
- To work in an environment where there is a varied intensity of demands from the pupils and where physical intervention may be needed to ensure the safety of the child or others
- To plan, prepare and accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities within contracted hours as required
- To lead playground games and sports activities at lunchtime
- To assist with the general pastoral care of pupils, including helping pupils who are unwell, distressed or unsettled and those experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties
- To attend relevant meetings and participate in training opportunities and professional development as required
- To attend relevant meetings and participate in relevant training and performance development as required
- To adhere to school health and safety policy including risk assessment and safety systems
- To adhere to school policy on equality and diversity
Support for the curriculum
- To assist with the development of basic literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and to support their use in learning activities.
- To undertake broadly similar duties commensurate with the level of the post as required by the Headteacher
Once qualified the individual will be able to take on a variety of Teaching Assistant roles in the all types of schools.
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
- Good organisational skills
- Good time keeping
- Good interpersonal skills
- Experience of ICT packages
- Must have a good standard of spoken and written English.
- Experience of working with children.
- An interest in leading sports activities.
- Well presented, clean and tidy
- Polite and courteous manner
- You should be committed to this being a long term career aspiration
GCSE (or equivalent); maths, English, ICT (or science) ar grade C / 4, or above.
- Level 3 - Teaching Assistant standard
- Functional Skills if required
Full on the job training to be provided and one day a week college attendance for underpinning knowledge.
Candidate will work towards a full level 3 Apprenticeship in NVQ, technical certificate, and functional skills, and employment rights and responsibility.
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