Learning Support Assistant

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in our June 2017 Ofsted inspection

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Apprenticeship summary

Duties will include:

  • To provide agreed support to the teacher in the delivery of planned whole class learning activities
  • To work under the direct supervision of a teacher to carry out planned learning activities with small groups or individual pupils, providing feedback on their engagement in activities and their achievement of the desired learning objectives
  • To help prepare, monitor and maintain a safe and secure learning environment in line with the teacher’s lesson plans
  • To observe and feed back to the teacher on pupil performance and behaviour, taking action as appropriate in line with relevant school policies
  • To support the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of pupils, including contributing ideas and suggestions to support planning, to meet their development needs 
  • To interact with and respond positively to children, young people and adults
  • To develop positive relationships with colleagues, providing consistent and effective support and working constructively as a member of the school staff team
  • To support pupils to improve their numeracy and literacy skills through focussed learning activities and more generally across the curriculum 
  • To prepare and utilise ICT resources to support pupils learning
  • To prepare and support the use of learning materials and create visual displays, in accordance with the requirements of the teacher, in order to facilitate a relevant physical learning environment
  • To provide care and encouragement to children and young people with disabilities or special educational needs, supporting them to participate in activities and liaising, if required, with parents/carers/other professionals as appropriate
  • To contribute to the provision of support for bilingual/multilingual pupils if required
  • To invigilate internal and external tests and examinations under formal conditions
  • To encourage participation in structured and unstructured learning activities, including play
  • To provide administrative support for teaching staff

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Experience of working with different age range of children is desirable.

Personal qualities

  • Sense of humour
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Willingness to learn

About the employer

Little Bowden Primary School

"Working together to love learning!"

Little Bowden is a school of approximately 400 children, both boys and girls, catering for children from the age of four to eleven years. The school building, built in 1907 and located on the edge of the local recreation ground, has been extended and developed, creating a pleasant working environment for both adults and children.

We are working together to:

  • Inspire creative, curious independent learners
  • Empower our children to achieve academic excellence
  • Build resilient minds to flourish in an ever-changing world
  • Celebrate culture and community
  • Nurture teaching excellence by valuing self-reflection and professional development
Apprenticeship Framework:Teaching Assistant
Location:Market Harborough
Weekly Wage: £146.25
Working Week: Monday - Friday 08:30am - 15:30pm including 1 hour lunch break.
Apprenticeship duration: 24 months
Possible start date: 29-04-2019
Level: Advanced

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