Advanced Teaching Assistant Apprentice – Step Academy Trust – Breakwater Academy

Vacancy description

In your role as an Advanced Teaching Assistant Apprentice, you will play a pivotal role in the development of positive educational experiences for children with a range of abilities in the school setting. Working with the support of qualified teaching and support staff you will be expected to contribute in the following areas among others:

Support for Pupils

  • Help with the care and support of pupils;
  • Contribute to the health and well-being of pupils;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individual pupils and groups;
  • Be an effective model for pupil behaviour.

Support for the teacher

  • Assist with classroom resources & Lesson Preparation
  • Contribute to the management of pupils’ behaviour, both in the classroom and on the playground, as required
  • Supervision of pupils in the playground and dinner hall
  • Provide support for learning activities
  • Support the use of ICT in the classroom
  • Assist in the maintenance of a safe environment for pupils and staff
  • Assist in the presentation of display materials
  • Support teaching staff or senior colleagues with routine administration

Support for the school 

  • Monitor effective working relationships with colleagues and parents
  • Contribute to the maintenance of pupil safety and security
  • Review and develop their own professional practice
  • Recognise confidentiality, child protection procedures, Health & Safety, and the policies of the Governing Body
  • Be involved in extra-curricular activities, (e.g. clubs, activities, trips, open days, presentation evenings)
  • Assist with special activities in the school within school hours (e.g. sports days, plays, concerts, open days)

Future prospects

Learners can progress onto a Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning and/or assessment against the Higher Level Teaching Assistant professional standards to achieve HLTA status. Level 4 qualifications in a relevant area, the Early Years Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree, are also open to successful candidates.

Desired skills

  • Good Literacy and Numeracy skills,
  • Good organisational skills,
  • Strong communication skills,
  • Ability to work off of own initiative and also as part of a team

Qualifications required

The preferred candidate will have achieved a Grade C/4 or higher in GCSE English and Maths, or an equivalent such as Functional Skills Level 2.

Personal qualities

  • A level of maturity commensurate with working in a school classroom environment will be required.
  • Motivated by making a difference to children’s learning & development
  • Willing to learn and professionally develop
  • Committed to self-development
  • Does what they say they will do when they make a commitment – i.e. show up on time and not let people down
  • Values others
  • Effective communicator – good listener, sincere and able to win people over
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident to take the lead when appropriate
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed to collective success
  • Socially adept
  • Creative and innovative

Training to be provided

  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support of Teaching and Learning in schools
  • Level 2 Functional skills in English
  • Level 2 Functional skills in Maths
  • Level 2 Functional skills in ICT
east-sussex|
30 mon - fri|
£126.90 per week