Teaching Assistant Apprentice – Newbridge Junior School – Portsmouth

Vacancy description

  • To actively promote the School’s Equal Opportunities Policy and observe the standard of conduct which prevents discrimination taking place.
  • To maintain awareness of and commitment to the School’s Equal Opportunity Policies in relation to both employment and service delivery.
  • To fully comply with the Health and safety at Work Act 1974 etc, the School’s Health and Safety Policy and all locally agreed safe methods of work.
  • At the discretion of the Head Teacher, such other activities as may from time to time be agreed consistent with the nature of the job described above.
  • To work with colleagues to achieve service plan objectives and targets.
  • To participate in Employee Development schemes and Performance Management and contribute to the identification of own team development needs.

Curriculum Support

  • Assist with the planning of learning activities by identifying and preparing resources required to support lesson plans, learning outcomes.
  • The preparation of materials/equipment (e.g. books, pencils, art supplies, sort games, AVA equipment) preparing and clearing up activities with the pupils.
  • Maintaining classroom resources and designated areas.
  • Assisting with all activities to support learning outcomes using the teachers planned teaching and learning method.
  • Providing unobtrusive guidance and support to enable pupils to find answers to questions and tasks set, using knowledge of each pupil’s differing levels of development and ability to ensure progression and continuity.
  • Supervise individual or small groups of pupils undertaking teacher–led learning activities by co-ordinating and explaining basic instructions for the activity, adjusting activities within the scope of the lesson plan and learning outcomes in response to pupils’ learning.
  • Assisting pupil achievement by monitoring learning against learning outcomes, informing the teacher of progress/problems.
  • Assist pupils to develop their independence through undertaking tasks.
  • Support the use of IT as a tool to enable learning.
  • Support the development of literacy and numeracy skills of pupils from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Administer and mark routine tests with clearly defined predetermined answers.
  • Invigilate exams as required.
  • Assist with special activities in the school within school hours (e.g. sports days, plays, concerts, open days) accompany on school visits, projects.
  • Ensure that pupils work and play together positively and cooperatively, with good behaviour.
  • Helping pupils change for practical activities.
  • Arrange classroom to create a positive learning environment including arranging classroom displays.

General School Support

  • Be involved in extracurricular activities, (e.g. clubs, activities, trips, open days, presentation evenings).
  • Provide clerical and administrative support, e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collation of pupil reports.
  • Report student and school issues in line with the School’s policies for health and safety, child protection, behaviour management etc.
  • Attend meetings and training sessions as required.

Future prospects

The Intermediate Level Apprenticeship provides individuals with a sound knowledge base that can support them in undertaking further learning and development of their careers in youth work and related areas. These include:

  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Play work or Youth work for those wishing to transfer to other areas working with children and young people.

Skills Required

  • 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

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
  • Confident to take the lead when appropriate
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed to collective success
  • Socially adept
  • Creative and innovative

Qualifications required

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.

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools

If you haven’t already achieved a C or above in Maths, English and ICT at GCSE level you will be required to complete;

  • Level 2 Functional skills in English
  • Level 1 Functional skills in Maths
  • Level 1 Functional skills in ICT
30 mon - fri|
5.63 per hour