Teaching Assistant Apprentice – Kobi Nazrul Primary School – Tower Hamlets

Vacancy description

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. You will be placed in a Key Stage 1 (5-7 years old) or Key Stage 2 (7-11 years old) classroom.

Support for Pupils:

  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of personalised learning plans for targeted children, Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence, and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher.
  • Deliver pastoral and learning support.
  • Read with individual children and groups and complete reading records as directed by the class teacher.
  • Attend to pupils’ personal needs, including intimate care, and implement related personal programmes including, social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.

Support for the Teacher:

  • Prepare classroom as directed for lessons, clear afterwards and maintain stimulating displays of pupils work.
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.
  • Contribute to effective assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording and reporting of pupil progress.
  • Undertake marking of pupils’ work and accurately record achievement / progress.
  • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate and use behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school policy.
  • Work within an agreed system of supervision with small groups of children and take responsibility for their learning.
  • Gather/report information from and to parents/carers as directed.
  • Provide clerical/admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.
  • Contribute to parent meetings as appropriate.

Support for the Curriculum:

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses.
  • Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed.
  • Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use.

Support for the School:

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Be aware of and support differences and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals, parents and carers by liaising effectively and working in partnership with them.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes.
  • Assist in the general care of the school environment by undertaking tidying of general areas.
  • Contribute to agency and professional meetings as appropriate.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher.
  • Promote equal opportunities at all times.

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

Desired skills

  • Confidence
  • Pro-active/initiative taking
  • Flexible
  • Articulate
  • Hard working
  • Punctual
  • Honest/fair
  • Able to build relationship with children
  • Good communicator
  • Clear English grammar
  • Quick learner

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.

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 and respects 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

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:

  • Level 3 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.

This pathway also offers the participant a doorway into the teaching profession, offering the chance to work in a variety of educational settings with children of all ages. The experience gained from this apprenticeship in the practical teaching environment is invaluable.

East London|
32.5 mon - fri|
4.00 per hour