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Apprentice Teaching Assistant - St Oswald's Primary School

Job Description:
To complement, appreciate and support the role of teachers and other professionals by undertaking work/care/support programmes which enables access to learning in the community as part of a teacher planned approach.

To support the class teacher in the management of pupils in the classroom, and other senior staff on a range of teaching and learning experiences which deliver an appropriately differentiated and suitably challenging curriculum for all pupils whilst meeting statutory requirements.

Work within school policies and procedures under the direction and guidance of senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision.

May from time to time be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility defined in this job description.

Effort Demands:

  • Will assist in maintaining the nurturing ethos of the school using Restorative Practice and 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 recognise and challenge any incidents of racism, bullying, harassment, victimisation 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, and providing high levels of support.
  • Motivating and interacting with pupils, 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 and requiring close supervision and/or personal care.
  • 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the management of pupils in the learning environment.
  • Work with pupils on a 1:1 and small group basis supporting their learning and access
  • Assist in the planning of learning activities.
  • Will administer routine tests, invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of pupils’ work.
  • 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 including those with special needs; recognising and responding to their individual needs including personal care whilst ensuring their safety and education in the learning environment.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans and Personal Care Programmes; attending to the pupils’ personal needs and maintaining related personal programmes with the correct use of care materials including the safety and well being of the pupils, therapy and medical intervention needs of the pupil 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.
  • 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.
  • Will occasionally be required to supervise the class for brief periods

Weekly Wage:
£129

Employer Name & Location:
St Oswald's Primary, BD7 3JT

Working week - contracted hours / full time / part time:
Monday to Friday

Number of vacancies & closing date for applications:
1 Vacancy, Closing Date is 27th December 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
  • Will possess good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Will possess a good knowledge of correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Basic ICT skills
  • An understanding of the needs of a multicultural society
  • An understanding of the issues relating to pupils who have additional learning needs, more able and special educational needs
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure

Training provided:

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • L2 Functional Skills in maths and English if required
  • The weekly day release is online, divided between live online lessons with the tutor and one to one work on individual portfolios with an assessor. They can be attended at home or the workplace.
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