St Nicholas School

Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

St Nicholas School (Employer)

Croydon College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £160.00
32.5 hours per week 32.5 hours per week / 8:30am-3:30pm , Monday to Friday
18 months (duration)
2 November 2020(start date)
Teaching Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
19 October 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom


Core Duties
Carrying out the core duties of Teaching Assistant Special Schools level 1 and in addition:-

  • Supervising and providing particular support for pupils with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Setting challenging and demanding expectations and promoting self-esteem and independence
  • Providing feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher

Additional Duties

Carrying out the additional duties of Teaching Assistant Special Schools level 1 and in addition:-

  • Understanding and supporting the physical needs of pupils. Depending on the specialism of the school this may include:- assisting individual pupils with mobility and independence training or feeding and drinking, in liaison with specialist advice & guidance provided by Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behavior Plans and Personal Care programmes
  • Establishing constructive relationships with pupils and interacting with them according to individual needs

Carry out the core duties of Teaching Assistant Special Schools level 1 and in addition:-

  • Using strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals
  • Assisting with the planning of learning activities
  • Monitoring pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately recording achievement/progress as directed
  • Providing detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc
  • Promoting good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour

Future Prospects

Possibility of full- time employment after successful completion of your apprenticeship

Reality Check

  • Please attach an updated version of your CV and Cover letter explaining why you are interested in this apprenticeship role
  • Could rise to £6.00 per hour after 6 months satisfactory service

Skills Required

Good numeracy/literacy skills.

  • Good knowledge of using specialist ICT resources / programmes to ensure pupil access
  • Use of other equipment technology – video, photocopier
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Be able to react constructively to challenging situations involving the care and management of individual children

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE A-C in English and maths or equivalent

Training Provided

This qualification is made up of:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Support Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Functional Skills in English at Level 1
  • Functional Skills in Mathematics at Level 1
  • Functional Skills in ICT at Level 1
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
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