The post of Teaching Assistant is to enhance the children's opportunities to learn and develop intellectually, socially and emotionally.
Teaching Assistants will follow the school policies and practices under the direction of the class teacher.
Responsibilities and Duties:
To understand that teaching and learning is founded in good relationships and demonstrating this by the following:
- Supporting and developing a good working relationship with the class teacher(s) with whom you work
- Supporting the class teacher in the education and care of the children
- Establishing and maintaining good relationships with the pupils and people who make up the school community
- Supporting the individual needs of special needs children
- Being flexible and adaptable
- Working co-operatively and being an asset to the whole school team
- Work with external professionals as necessary
- Being a good listener
- Attending to children's general welfare (including basic First Aid, personal needs and personal hygiene)
- Undertaking institutional duties
- Being conversant with the Emergency Procedures, including the school's Fire Drill
- Preparing materials for use in the classroom and tidying up after use
- Attending training sessions and courses
- Attending all relevant Key Stage planning meetings
- Attending all school “diary” meetings
- Attendance at professional training days (non-pupil days) in accordance with the current school policy
- You will have a commitment to safeguarding and will be required to have a DBS check carried out
Carrying out associated clerical duties to enable effective learning to take place by the following:
- Assisting in preparing and maintaining a learning environment
- Contribution to planning and evaluation
- Being aware of health and well being
- Being aware and having and understanding of learning needs
- Being aware of how pupils learn and factors that affect learning
- Being aware of school policies as set out in the staff handbook and policy files
To be able to manage, organise and deliver a lesson for individual groups in collaboration with the class teacher by the following:
- Showing awareness of the primary curriculum at a level that will assist the teaching and support learning of basic subjects and familiarity with the requirements of the core subjects in the National Curriculum
- Identify and respond appropriately to individual differences and needs and to be able to maintain their interest and motivation in consultation with the class teacher
To have an awareness of the teaching and learning process and be able to apply that knowledge by the following:
- Making decisions about the most appropriate learning goals and teaching strategies for individual groups with teacher guidance
- Planning and delivering assessment tasks and undertaking formative and summative assessments with the guidance of the class teacher and developing a range of skills such as observation, instruction, questioning, testing and challenging
- Being able to record findings to children and staff appropriately
- To manage support effectively
Be able to manage pupil behaviour in a way that enables effective learning to take place by the following:
- Setting out clear expectations for pupils’ behaviour
- Having an understanding of the effect of the emotional development, social and physical state of the child and how it effects their learning
- To be clear about positive motivation and its effect on self esteem
- To employ a range of strategies to maintain expected standards of behaviour
Progression into employment if applicable. Future training to be a teacher will require a degree.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
- Ability to communicate in different levels, with children and adults
- Good numeracy and literacy skills
- Caring, kind and enthusiastic towards young children
- Able to work to own initiative
Maths and English GCSE grade 4 (C) or above or equivalent.
Once monthly college release to Exeter College.
Onsite assessor visits and support.
- Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard