EYFS Teaching Assistant Apprentice

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Apprenticeship summary

Overall Purpose of this Post:

  • To enhance pupil’s education, life skills and emotional well-being

Major Objectives:

  • To support pupils’ learning as directed, in context of fostering independence and self-esteem
  • To maintain accurate records and assist in administrative tasks
  • To give sound advice to parents/carers for their child’s education
  • To support the aims and ethos of the School
  • To set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
  • To be proactive in matters relating to health and safety and child protection/safeguarding
  • To provide appropriate supervision to individual or groups of pupils
  • To share and adopt best practice and good ideas with other staff
  • To implement and promote the Trust and the school’s policies and procedures relating to all areas of employment and service delivery

Summary of job tasks: The tasks listed are, generally, only those taking at least 10% of the postholder’s time:

  • Assists in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of teachers or advisory staff
  • Assists in the implementation of pupil’s Individual Education Programmes & monitors progress
  • Provides support for individual pupils inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Works with other professionals, such as speech therapists and occupational therapists, etc.
  • Assists with administrative tasks, e.g. maintaining pupil records, creating displays of work, etc.
  • Supports pupils with emotional or behavioural problems and helps develop their social skills
  • Works with parent/carers to support pupils’ learning and behavioural needs
  • Attends team and staff meetings

Additional Duties:

  • Perform any task or duty under the reasonable direction of the Headteacher.

The St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, which will be requested, prior to interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

The Trust will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.

Whilst every effort has been made to outline the key duties and responsibilities of the role, it is not an exhaustive list. The duties and responsibilities of the role may vary from time to time, commensurate with and without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed, and would not in itself justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic knowledge of child protection and health and safety procedures
  • Ability and willingness to undertake professional development
  • Basic knowledge of child protection and health and safety procedures
  • Good interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Reliable
  • Professional
  • Punctual
  • Empathy with children and young people

About the employer

St Winefrides Catholic Primary School

St Winefrides is a happy and caring community, striving to achieve excellence in everything we do. We are proud of our long tradition of educating both Catholic and non-Catholic children of Shepshed and surrounding areas since 1846. We welcome all children and aim to give each child the opportunity to develop academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually in the way we pray, work, play and learn each day.

Apprenticeship Framework:Teaching Assistant
Location:Loughborough
Weekly Wage: £136.50
Working Week: Monday - Friday, hours TBC, term time only.
Apprenticeship duration: 2 years
Possible start date: 27-08-2019
Level: Advanced

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