In your role as a 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
- 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)
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
- Pro-active/initiative taking
- Hard working
- Able to build relationship with children
- Good communicator
- Clear English grammar
- Quick learner
The preferred candidate will have finished their GCSE or other skills qualifications in English and Maths, though consideration will be given to highly-motivated young people willing to achieve a qualification in Functional Skills (English, Maths & ICT) at Levels 1 & 2.
- High degree of professionalism towards role.
- High level of initiative and enthusiasm.
- Calm manner.
- Strong commitment to education and young people.
- Positive role model for children and young people.
- Taking personal responsibility and commitment to providing a quality support service.
- Methodical and organised.
- Commitment to own continuous improvement and development.
- Acceptable professional appearance at all times.
- Maintaining confidentiality on Academy matters.
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.