Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)


Emscote Infant School

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Weekly wage £124.50
30.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.
duration: 12 months
start: 15 June 2020
Advanced (Level 3)
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (apprenticeship standard)
5 June 2020 (application closing date)
This specific role is working one-to-one to support a child with complex needs who has an EHCP. The candidate will ideally have experience in supporting complex needs in a mainstream classroom and possess the resilience and humour this role can require.


We are particularly looking for someone with experience of complex communications needs and knowledge of Makaton. If the candidate does not have experience of Makaton (sign language) there is an expectation that they will undertake a study of the communication process and achieve a satisfactory standard as part of their probationary requirements. Any training costs will be covered by the school and time will be given for training.

The role will be based initially at the infant school and will be a fixed-term contract, with the likelihood to extend subject to the successful completion of a 6-month probationary period.

Curriculum support:

  • Contribute to curriculum planning and evaluation and assist in implementation
  • Assist in the delivery of lessons/sessions and interact with the teacher and pupils as required
  • Undertake agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting according to pupil responses
  • Support and use ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use

Support for pupils:

  • Support individual pupil during independent, group or whole class work, e.g. explain tasks, reinforce key objectives/concepts or vocabulary, use practical apparatus, keep pupil on task, interested, motivated and engaged
  • Help pupils to develop communication skills
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils, encourage them to interact and work co-operatively and engage in activities
  • Promote independence and development of self-esteem
  • Assist in the personal, social, emotional development of pupils and development of self-esteem
  • Assist with the development and implementation of IEPs/behaviour plans
  • Using specialist skills/ knowledge/ training, provide support in specialist areas
  • Encourage and reinforce positive interactions between pupils working within any behaviour targets set
  • Identify and report uncharacteristic behaviour patterns
  • Assist with pupil supervision on trips off the premises, under overall guidance of the teacher
  • Working with children/pupils with complex special needs, monitor and provide for their general care, safety, and welfare, including tasks connected with their social inclusion and providing for their personal, physical and health care needs
  • Use physical intervention strategies following training, e.g. team teach

Support to teacher:

  • Assist with lesson/activity planning, delivery and evaluation
  • Monitor individual achievements of key objectives and feedback to the teacher
  • Contribute to pupil assessment through observation and reporting
  • Record information relevant to assessment and review of pupils’ progress
  • Attend and contribute towards EHCP review meetings
  • Support implementation of strategies to manage pupil behaviour and help manage pupil behaviour
  • Undertake routine and non-routine administrative tasks

Future Prospects

  • We believe that by working in our school community you will be equipped with a wide range of skills and experiences that will allow you to be prepared for future employment

Skills Required

  • Confident building and maintaining relationships with young children
  • Works well with other people
  • Ability to follow instructions and complete tasks set
  • Able to work using own initiative
  • Able to communicate effectively in spoken or written form
  • Well organised
  • Able to use ICT – word processing, emails, internet
  • Aware of Safeguarding when working with young people
  • Basic knowledge of First Aid if possible
  • Awareness of Health and Safety issues

Qualities Required

  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Enthusiasm
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Reliable
  • Committed
  • High expectations
  • Sense of humour
  • Team player

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE maths and English Grade A-C/9-4 or equivalent - desired
  • Makaton (sign language) - desired

Training Provided

  • Level 2 Certificate in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • Impact training

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