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Early Years Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Sandal Primary School

Job Description: To implement agreed work programmes with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom. This could include those requiring detailed and specialist knowledge in particular areas and will involve assisting the teacher in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources.


  • Use specialist (curricular/learning) skills/training/experience to support pupils
  • Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom
  • Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities
  • Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement


Work with the teacher to establish an appropriate learning environment

  • Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required, to the teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence
  • Be responsible for keeping and updating records as agreed with the teacher, contributing to reviews of systems/records as requested
  • Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers as agreed with the teacher within your role/responsibility and participate in feedback sessions/meetings with parents with, or as directed
  • Provide general clerical/admin. Support e.g. administer coursework, produce worksheets for agreed activities etc.


  • Implement agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs
  • Implement local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of relevant skills
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Determine the need for, prepare and maintain general and specialist equipment and resources
  • Help pupils to access learning activities through specialist support


  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support achievement and progress of pupils
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings
  • Participate in training and other learning activities as required
  • Undertake planned supervision of pupils’ out of school hours learning activities
  • Supervise pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required
  • To support, uphold and contribute to the development of the Council’s Equal Rights policies and practices in respect of both employment issues and the delivery of services to the community
  • Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others

Weekly Wage: £129

Employer Name & Location: Sandal Primary School, BD17 5DH

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

Number of vacancies & closing date for applications: 1

Duration – Perm / temp: 15 months

Qualification and educational requirements:  Maths and English GCSE A-C,4+ or equivalent

Applicants may be asked to send in scans of certificates or sit a skills assessment.

Essential and desirable skills:

  • Ability to relate well to pupils and adults
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team
  • Must be resourceful and able to use initiative
  • Must be resilient
  • Willingness to share expertise, knowledge and experience
  • Approachable, courteous and able to present a positive image of the school to callers and visitors
  • Maintain confidentiality in matters relating to the school, its pupils, parents and carers
  • Will have knowledge of some of the policies covering their service area
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills


  • A diplomatic and patient approachable to appropriately deal with confidential information/situations
  • Able to follow direction from line manager
  • Initiative and ability to prioritise one’s own work and meet deadlines Efficient and meticulous in organisation
  • Desire to enhance and develop skills and knowledge through CPD
  • Commitment to the highest standards of child protection and safeguarding
  • Recognition of the importance of personal responsibility for health and safety
  • Commitment to the school’s ethos, aims and its whole community

Training provided: L2 Early Years Practitioner

Maths and English functional skills at L1 if necessary




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