Teaching Assistant Apprentice | Loughborough College

Teaching Assistant Apprentice

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in our June 2017 Ofsted inspection

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Apprenticeship summary

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To assist with the planning, delivery and evaluation of whole class learning activities, including indentifying how the pupils can best be supported.
  • To work under the supervisions of a teacher to plan, deliver and evaluate learning actvites for small groups or indiviauls pupils, providing feedback on pupil engagement ad 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 promote the development of pupil performance and development, using assessment strategies to improve learning.
  • To support the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of pupils, facilitating children and young people's learning and development.
  • To meet the children's physical need e.g. toileting/nappy changing.
  • 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 focused 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, monitor and maintain curriculum resources, and create visual displays, in ordr to ensure 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 provide support for bilingual / multilingual pupils if required.
  • To invigilate internal and external tests and examinations under formal conditions.
  • To assist with the maintenance of pupil record keeping systems, including recording agreed updates to individual records.
  • To communicate as appropriate with parents and carers about the care and education of their children, as directed by the school.
  • To assist volunteers based in your work area, as appropriate.
  • To encourage participation in structured and unstructured learning activities, including play (timetabled and during breaks if required). (Primary and Special schools).

Additional responsibilities, not affecting the grade: 

  • To contribute to assessing and developing plans to meet the personal support needs of children and young people with additional requirements, and assist in the implementation and evaluation of the plans.
  • To monitor attendace to identify any patterns of absence and lateness and work with colleagues and parents to see ways of helping the pupil to attend school more regularly.
  • To lead an extra-curricular activity under the direction of the school but with limited direct supervision.
  • To escort and supervise pupils on educational visits and out of school activities, ensuring their health, safety and well-being.
  • To understand playground and other supervisory duties as required.
  • To undertake first aid duties.
  • To support, as appropriate, in instances where pupils are unwell whilst at the school.
  • To be responsible for keeping communal areas neat and tidy.

Subject to the duration of the need, the special conditions given below apply:

  • The post holder may be required to attend, from time to time, training courses, conferences, seminars or other meetings as required by his/her own training needs and the needs of the school.
  • The postholder may be required, at times, to work across other schools/establishments/relevant agencies in the locality.
  • Expenses will be paid in accordance with the Local Conditions of Service.
  • This post is subject to a check being carried in line with the schools safeguarding policy and procedures.

This job description sets out the duties and responsibilities of the post at the time when it was drawn up.  Such duties and responsibilities may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.  Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.

Any offer of Apprenticeship is subject to full DBS check and satisfactory references. 

This post will start at the end of August 2018.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Some experience of working with children aged 4+ would be desirable.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to be organised, flexible, adaptable and enthusiastic.
  • Be able to relate well to others with friendliness and a sense of humour.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Smart appearance.

About the employer

Launde Primary School

Launde is a successful school which aims to meet the needs of all children and there is dedicated team of staff who work extremely hard to achieve this aim. The children have developed wildlife and outdoor activity areas and are always involved in any new projects. Class teachers are responsible for the children’s welfare and delivery of the curriculum. Work is planned jointly, in year group of generally three teaching staff with close liaison, communication and support from our teaching assistants.

At our school, we think it is very important that our pupils develop a strong set of values and principles and that they question and understand what it means to grow up in British society. Through a rich and challenging curriculum and through a focus on key events, we encourage pupils to reflect upon their role in society.

We have developed the following statement which we feel encompasses our approach: 'Our balance of academic excellence and opportunities underpins our aspirational expectations and provides pupils with the skill, attitudes and confidence required to lead highly successful lives in modern Britain. The promotion of equality and diversity within our schools assists us in the embedding of the British values of tolerance, fairness, respect for other faiths, and the rule of law and democracy.'

Apprenticeship Framework:Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Weekly Wage: £120.00
Working Week: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-3.00pm
Apprenticeship duration: 18 months
Possible start date: 28-08-2018
Level: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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