What will the apprentice be doing?
Main Responsibilities and Duties.
To carry out the following activities under the direction of the teacher:
Support to the pupil(s):
- Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of pupils’ general learning needs to ensure that support is given to them at an appropriate level.
- Supporting pupils with literacy and numeracy tasks, clarifying and explaining instructions.
- Support pupils to use ICT and other equipment to enhance learning.
- Motivate and encourage pupils to concentrate on and fulfil the tasks set, to help them become independent learners.
- To provide support, care and supervision of pupils within the classroom, within the school and outside of the school.
- To provide support for pupils’ personal needs to ensure a safe learning environment. This may include providing some direct personal care, support and assistance to the pupil in respect of toileting, eating and mobility.
- To work with pupil groups, using a range of strategies to gain acceptance and inclusion of pupils with special educational needs.
Support to the school:
- To assist in the preparation for educational visits, and where appropriate accompany/supervise students undertaking off-site activities.
- To attend and contribute to school staff meetings and in-service training within contracted hours or outside normal hours by agreement.
- To assist in the supervision of Standard Assessment Tasks and tests / assessments as directed.
- To supervise pupils using cloakrooms, showers and toilet facilities. Supervise pupils in playgrounds and when entering and leaving using school transport.
- To follow school procedures and report any concerns to the Headteacher, for example health and safety risks.
- To adhere to and execute school policy and procedure where appropriate.
Support to the teacher:
- To assist in preparing and maintaining the learning environment to support teaching staff in the development of learning strategies.
- To upkeep data files, catalogue resources, maintain inventories, photocopy, record TV programmes and use I.T. systems for administration and educational purposes.
- To assist in the preparation, organisation and maintenance of classrooms and their equipment, including assistance with and creation of displays, make basic visual aids, art and craft materials, mount and display pupils’ work.
Support to the curriculum:
- To support the use of ICT in the classroom - Work with and support pupils to ensure they are able to use ICT and other specialist equipment to enhance their learning.
- Undertake learning activities with pupils of varying abilities to ensure differentiation and access to the curriculum.
- Contribute to the implementation of the National and/or Foundation Curriculum and specific individual pupil targets and/or group targets.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Level 3 Teaching Assistant
- Functional Skills in English and maths Level 2 if required
- End Point Assessment: Practical workplace observation; Q&A session; Professional Discussion
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Possible progression to permanent employment within the school or trust.
Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Special Education Needs, Foundation Degree.
Reality CheckSuccessful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Flexible, Commitment to learn, Knowledge of safeguarding
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential