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Apprentice Teaching Assistant - Oakbank School

Job Description:

Assist in the management of pupils in the learning environment.

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.

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.

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 co-operatively with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.

Will prepare, create, and maintain a purposeful, orderly, and supportive learning environment to meet the lesson plans. Take responsibility for the care, preparation, maintenance and use of relevant equipment, assisting pupils in its use and clearing/storage afterwards.

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 (including those involving restraint) 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. literacy, numeracy, KS3 as directed by the teacher.

Will support pupils in the use of ICT in learning activities as directed by the teacher and develop pupil’s competence and independence in its use.

A positive approach to working with children and the ability to motivate, inspire and build rapport.

Weekly Wage: £203

Employer Name & Location: Oakbank School, Oakworth Road, Keighley, BD22 7DU

Working week - contracted hours / full time / part time: 8:30- 2:30 with a 20 minute break, college day 6.5 hours Term time only

Total hours per week: 29.20

Number of vacancies & closing date for applications: 1, 28 Aug 2021

Duration – Perm / temp: 19 months

Qualification and educational requirements:  Maths and English GCSE A-C,4+ or L2 Equivalent.

Essential and desirable skills:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • 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 relate well to pupils and adults

Training provided: Level 3 - Teaching Assistant Standard, Maths, English and ICT Functional skills at L2 if required.

Training: Day release at Shipley College.



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