Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Southampton • Closing Date: 28/06/2017

Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship in Childcare

£3.50 per hour

Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of pupils by supporting and enhancing the delivery of their educational experiences?

Mason Moor Primary School are looking for TWO apprentices to assist their teachers in providing a learning environment that enables all children to access the curriculum and learn to the best of their ability. You will be required to work with and support children with a variety of academic, physical and emotional/behavioural needs on a class, group or individual basis.

Job Role & Responsibilities

1.      To work with individuals or groups of children, as directed by the class teacher and/or SENCo, to support subjects and learning across the whole curriculum;

2.      To establish supportive, caring and secure relationships with the child/children, promoting respect, self-esteem and a positive, inclusive whole school ethos;

3.      To develop knowledge and understanding of specific academic, physical and emotional/behavioural needs of individuals and groups of children and respond to them effectively;

4.      To assist the class teacher/SENCo with the planning, development and delivery of suitable programmes of work for pupils (i.e. Individual Education Plans), including those with specific learning needs and/or a statement of Special Educational Needs;

5.      To support class teachers to design, create and produce learning activities, materials and resources to support aspects of the curriculum or particular learning outcomes, and to assist and support the children in using them;

6.      To help, support and motivate the children, clarifying instructions, encouraging independent learning and behaviour and enabling learning targets and outcomes to be achieved;

7.      To contribute to monitoring and recording pupils’ progress, maintaining records and providing relevant feedback to teachers;

8.      To provide welfare support to the children, including administering First Aid (dependent on training) and attending to personal hygiene and identified medical needs as required;

9.      As directed by the Class Teacher or SENCO, to liaise with outside agencies, where appropriate, in respect of individual children;

10.   To assist with general school duties.  These may include:

a.    Setting up classrooms, preparing resources and displays and tidying and clearing away

b.    Supervision of children during playtimes

c.    Supervision of children entering and leaving school premises 

Skills required

Ability to observe, monitor and analyse learning and learning outcomes in a practical context

Creative ability

Ability to communicate information and ideas effectively to a range of audiences, including children with specific learning and/or behavioural needs, through good written and oral communication skills

Ability to maintain children’s interest and motivation for learning and to maintain discipline

Ability to work well as a member of a team

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade D/3 or above (if you do not have maths or English you will complete functional skills as part of your apprenticeship)


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