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Apprentice Teaching Assistant - Cavendish Primary school

Job Description:

  • Will assist in maintaining the good discipline of pupils throughout school and be expected to  use good common sense, as well as use initiative in all matters relating to the conduct and  behaviour of individual pupils, groups of pupils and whole classes, the safety, mobility (if  required), hygiene and well being of the pupils; making decisions within established working practices and procedures.
  • Will recognize and challenge any incidents of racism, bullying, harassment, victimization and any form of abuse of equal opportunities, ensuring compliance with the relevant school policy and procedures.
  • Will deal with any issues, immediate problems or emergencies that arise in line with school policies and procedures liaising with colleagues where necessary e.g. dealing with a sick, injured or distressed child.
  • Acting as a role model, will establish productive and constructive working relationships with pupils, setting high expectations, motivating and interacting with them, being aware of their individual needs, supporting difference and ensuring all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop whilst responding appropriately.
  • Will have the ability to cope with the requirements of the post, which may include working with pupils who have emotional/behavioural/physical difficulties.
  • Will contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Will appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Be vigilant and sensitive to any child protection/safeguarding concerns that arise, reporting any concerns to the designated officer in line with school policy and procedure.


  • Assist in the management of pupils in the learning environment.
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes appropriate to the pupil’s needs to ensure physical, social, emotional and intellectual development, taking into account diversity e.g. language, culture, ability, race and religion.
  • Will supervise and support pupils consistently at all times; recognizing and responding to their individual needs whilst ensuring their safety and education in the learning environment.
  • For posts working with pupils who are physically less able, it may be necessary to be able to physically assist the pupil in line with school polices and good practice.
  • Attend to the pupils’ personal needs, implementing and maintaining related personal care programmes with the correct use of care materials including the safety and well being of the pupils and first aid, paying attention to social, health, physical and welfare matters as well as high standards of cleanliness and hygiene e.g. washing, dressing, toileting, and, if applicable, mobility.
  • Will occasionally be required to supervise the class for brief periods in a lesson where the classroom teacher is not available.
  • Promote and reinforce the inclusion, acceptance and integration of all pupils, including those with specific and special needs and those from different cultures and/or with a different first language as appropriate.
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations whilst promoting self-esteem and encouraging pupils to act independently as appropriate as well as interact and work cooperatively with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Will be aware of pupil progress, monitor/record pupil responses against pre-determined learning objectives as well as provide accurate, constructive and detailed feedback/reports to the teacher and pupils.
  • Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own actions whilst supporting the teacher in managing this. Deal promptly with conflict and incidents and reporting challenging behaviour where appropriate in line with established policy.
  • Will gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed, taking into account parental/carer concerns, dealing with them sensitively under the direction of the teacher.
  • Will provide clerical/administrative support as directed by the teacher.
  • In respect of local and national learning strategies, will support pupils to achieve learning goals e.g. English and Maths as directed by the teacher.
  • Will support pupils in the use of ICT in learning activities as directed by the teacher, and develop pupils competence and independence in its use.
  • Will participate in own performance development, identify and address any training needs/other learning activities.
  • Will assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes, accompanying teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities.


  • Will have long periods of sitting or standing.
  • Available to work during school hours during term time and a willingness to be flexible as may be required to attend staff meetings/parents’ meetings/training sessions outside of usual hours.
  • Will have contact with members of the public/other professionals e.g. teaching staff, governors, parents/carers, community groups, local education authority, external providers etc.
  • The post holder may occasionally be subjected to antisocial behaviour from members of the public/parents/site users/pupils.
  • This post may include a degree of manual lifting and handling. You are expected to be aware of health and safety policies and procedures and frequently assess your ability to carry out the lifting tasks required of you.
  • Report all concerns to an appropriate person.

Weekly Wage: £139
Employer Name & Location: Cavendish Primary, BD2 2DU
Working week - contracted hours / full time / part time: Monday to Friday, 32.5 hours
Number of vacancies & closing date for applications: 1 Vacancy, Closing Date is 09/12/2021
Duration – Perm / temp:  21 months
Qualification and educational requirements:  Maths and English GCSE A-C,4+ or L1 equivalent

  • Essential and desirable skills: Problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good numeracy/literacy skills
  • Basic ICT skills
  • An understanding of the needs of a multicultural society
  • Knowledge of childcare
  • Awareness of child development
  • Ability to relate well to pupils and adults
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Awareness of Safeguarding and pupil confidentiality

Training provided:
Teaching Assistant L3 Apprenticeship Standard.
Maths and English Functional Skills if required.
Teaching by day release through live online lessons with the tutor and onsite assessment.



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