Cherry Orchard Primary School

Apprentice Teaching Assistant - IT Curriculum Support - Advanced (Level 3)

Cherry Orchard Primary School (Employer)

Heart of Worcestershire College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £159.10
37.0 hours per week Mon - Fri exact hours to be confirmed.
18 months (duration)
2 September 2021(start date)
Teaching Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
7 June 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Cherry Orchard Primary School are offering an amazing opportunity for 2 Teaching Assistants to join their professional and experienced staff team in this caring school. Perfect for anyone looking to develop their Teaching Assistant career or begin their career in education.


Supporting the pupil

  • To help deliver our IT curriculum, motivating and engaging children to develop a wide range of IT skills and to use the internet safely.
  • Assisting pupils in the acquisition of basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • To assist pupils in making progress across all subject areas.
  • Working with pupils on an individual or group basis as required by the class teacher.
  • Assist in offsite visits
  • Aid pupils with special needs to access all subjects of the national curriculum and encourage their independence as learners.
  • Ensure pupils understand instructions.
  • Motivate and encourage pupils to behave well in and around school.
  • Acquaint themselves with the support materials in and around the school for individual pupil or group use.
  • Assist the teacher in developing a supportive and trusting relationship with other adults and children.
  • Promote and reinforce pupil self-esteem through praise and encouragement.
  • Be sensitive to the general welfare and care of all pupils within the school, drawing areas of concern to the attention of the class teacher.
  • Meet the physical and/ or hygiene needs of pupils as required.
  • Act as support worker for children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.
  • Support children at lunchtime and within our Wrap-Around Care setting.

Supporting the teacher.

  • Have access to the planned teaching and learning activities for the class.
  • Record pupil progress to inform future planning for coverage of the national curriculum.
  • Assist the teacher in evaluation of work undertaken and help plan future progress for identified pupils.
  • Help with reasonable requests for preparation of materials to support teaching and learning.
  • Assist with reasonable requests for minor administrative tasks e.g. photocopying and laminating.
  • Under the direction of the class teacher, ensure a safe environment is maintained within the classroom/ school for all pupils.

Supporting the school

  • Attend training when required.
  • Be aware of and support all the schools policies.
  • Be aware of the school safety procedures e.g. fire drill/ health and safety policy.
  • Treat as confidential all information on individual pupils and refer parents to the class teacher should any questions about individuals asked.
  • Foster positive links between home and school.

Future Prospects

  • The aim would be for you to remain within the team as a permanent member of staff if a role is available, upon successful completion of your Apprenticeship

Reality Check

Exact hours to be agreed with successful candidate 30 - 40 hours per week 52 weeks per year 25 days holiday plus bank holidays DBS check will be required The duties described in the Job Description must be carried out in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and due respect for all employees and service users and is consistent with the School’s Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Conduct.

Skills Required

  • Good communicator
  • Literate 
  • Numerate
  • Can work independently 
  • Good IT skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • Asks for help when unsure
  • Team player 
  • Able to follow instruction 
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Excellent IT skills

Qualities Required

  • Confident
  • Resilient 
  • Positive attitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Trustworthy
  • Honest
  • Has integrity
  • Asks for help when unsure
  • Eager to learn

Qualifications Required

  • English and maths GCSE, or equivalents, Grade C or Level 4 or above or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths

Training Provided

Full standard

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