An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join a caring community primary school based in Brislington in Bristol. You will support teachers and pupils in the classroom during lessons and become an integral part of the school support workforce.
Purposes of the Job:
To provide support for learning activities and the social / emotional development of children.
To provide support to the teacher in the planning and preparation of materials.
Key Job Outcomes:
1. Support for children’s learning
Following work plans approved by the teaching staff, provide direct support for the learning of individual children or groups of children, including those with special needs, to achieve defined progression targets in a child’s individual education plan and in class plans through:
- Activities, interventions, empathetic and sympathetic listening, direct guidance and the provision of appropriate positive feedback to behaviour
- Developing the physical, emotional and educational development of children
- Supervising and encouraging safe behaviour of individual and groups
- Analysis of achievement to develop reinforcement of structured learning habits
- Assess children’s progress against targets
Supervision of individuals during unstructured times of the day in order to support their social and emotional progress.
2. Support for the learning environment
Develop plans, following guidance from the teaching staff, and prepare, sort and display materials, finished work, project work to provide an effective learning environment as determined by the teacher to:
- Promote the required standards of achievement and performance, including feedback through structured assessment, for individuals within the classroom
- Assist in the development, monitoring, reviewing and progression of the child’s learning plans
- Support assessment processes, recording, keeping and retrieving accurate records
3. Care and support for children with additional needs
Attend to the day to day needs of children through:
- Intervention activities to promote the progress of individual children in attaining defined goals
- Thinking creatively to ensure work activities are well matched to the needs of the individuals
- Promoting effective pastoral care, following defined procedures, and liaising with colleagues to create and retrieve accurate records to provide the basis for home/school liaison & contacts with other agencies
- Reporting concerns about progress, identifying solutions, to the teacher
- Assisting educational and therapeutic professionals in their delivery of specialist support programme
- Assisting with the assessment by the teacher of individual child’s development through observation, creation and retrieval of records, discussion with colleagues and teachers to promote the social, emotional and behavioural standards defined by school procedures.
This job description sets out the key outcomes required. It does not specify in detail the activities required to achieve these outcomes
A. So far as reasonably practicable, the postholder must promote safe working practices by employees, and in premises/work areas for which the postholder is responsible, to maintain a safe working environment for employees and service users. These are defined in the Health, Safety and Welfare policy and codes of practice.
B. Work in compliance with the Codes of Conduct and policies of West Town Lane Academy.
C. Ensure that output and quality of work is of a high standard and complies with current legislation / standards.
At the end of your apprenticeship you will achieve the nationally recognised Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification, as well as valuable work experience that will provide you with the best chance possible of being offered a full-time Teaching Assistant position.
GCSE grades 1 to 9 (A* to C) or equivalent in English and Maths
30 hours per week minimum
Monday to Friday during school term
£3.90 per hour
|Job Category||Apprentice Teaching Assistant|
|Job Ref Number:||J2904|
Ability to learn, Can plan and organise, Team player, Good communicator
|Qualifications:||GCSE grades 1 to 9 (A* to C) or equivalent in English and Maths|
|Job Category||Teaching & Learning|