Teaching Assistant Apprentice

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Apprenticeship summary

General description of the post:

A Learning Support Assistant is an integrated member of the Team and is appointed to use, under the direction of a teacher, their skills to assist the teacher to create an educational environment in which a student’s all round development can occur in accordance with the Academy’s Development Plan.

Core activities:

  • To assist the Teacher in the delivery of the agreed educational plan, upon which post holder will be briefed
  • Support learning activities, especially Literacy and Numeracy
  • Under the direct supervision of the Teacher, delivery of some elements of the school curriculum
  • Be a fully integrated member of the schools staff team and as such have responsibility for working to agreed school policies and procedures
  • Be aware of school and statutory frameworks that directly impact on their own work with students
  • Help prepare, monitor and maintain a safe and secure learning environment. Prepare learning materials; monitor the condition of learning resources to ensure adequate stocks in good condition
  • Develop positive relationships with colleagues by working effectively as a member of the School Staff Team
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other professionals

Support the School by:

  • Assisting with learning activities with either individuals, groups of students or whole class ensuring their safety and facilitating their physical, emotional and educational development
  • Developing inclusion by facilitating participation and learning, help build confidence, self-esteem a sense of independence, understanding of diversity and access to the curriculum so that all students are enabled to reach their full potential alongside their peers
  • Ensuring equal access to learning and development opportunities and carry out predetermined educational activities and work programmes whilst promoting independent learning
  • Encouraging a high standard of behaviour, develop relationship with others and recognise and deal with emotions in an appropriate way
  • Establishing, developing, monitoring and maintaining positive relationships
  • Assisting in the delivery of appropriate activities to meet the learning objectives, for individuals and groups of children
  • Assist with the monitoring of individual students and provide feedback on their engagement on activities and their achievement of the desired learning objectives
  • Assisting in the smooth transition between educational phases
  • Observing and reporting on student performance, contribute to maintaining student records and keep such records as are required by the school
  • Identifying and addressing signs of conflict and notifying others so that a resolution can be accomplished
  • Organising individual lessons and activities by setting out learning materials and resource in line with lesson plan
  • Assisting with outdoor activities and visits
  • Being aware and upholding the school’s policies and procedures, and when appropriate contribute to the development of them
  • Being aware of confidentiality issues linked to home/student/teacher/school work and to keep confidences as appropriate
  • Participating in appropriate school-based meetings and training activities
  • Provide practical support to Classroom Assistants
  • In accordance with the school’s guidance and policies provide comfort and immediate care in case of minor accident and upsets – reporting serious problems to appropriate person for action
  • Undertake any other curriculum duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities/grade of the post as defined, subject to the proviso that any changes of a permanent nature shall be incorporated into the job description in specific terms, following consultation with the Recognised Trade Unions
  • Any offer of Apprenticeship will be subject to full DBS check

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and Health and Safety regulations.

Personal qualities

  • A positive interest in working with students with SEN
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to attend courses to extend and update knowledge of skills

About the employer

The Roundhill Academy

At The Roundhill Academy we are an inclusive school focussed on delivering high quality teaching and learning and insisting on the highest standards of behaviour from all of our students. We are a highly successful, oversubscribed school that is a member of The Bradgate Education Partnership. We expect our students to be the best that they can be, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Our vision is for students to be lifelong, reflective learners who develop the skills, values, character and attributes necessary to become global citizens able to meet the demands and challenges of the 21st century. Our values are based on the 4Rs that we our developing in all of our students; reflect, respect, resilience and responsibility.

We want our students to surpass their academic targets, to be involved in all areas of school life and to thoroughly enjoy their time at school. The enrichment entitlement statement demonstrates the importance we place on this area of the curriculum.

We will encourage all members of The Roundhill Academy to believe in themselves. They will engage with their local and the global community and aspire to achieve their full potential. We are convinced that by believing, engaging and achieving students will succeed at school and in their future lives.

Apprenticeship Framework:Teaching Assistant
Weekly Wage: £117.00
Working Week: Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.
Apprenticeship duration: 18 months
Possible start date: 30-05-2019
Level: Advanced

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