Apprentice Teaching Assistant
Reculver is a happy school, with all children, parents, staff and other adults working together as part of a team to create a supportive learning environment.
Relationships are based on strong Christian values and the children’s self-respect, confidence and ability to work independently and cooperatively are encouraged and developed throughout the school.
We work hard to fulfil every child’s potential and always encourage every child to be the best that they can be.
DESCRIPTION OF VACANCY
Reculver School in Herne Bay is looking for an apprentice teaching assistant to join their friendly team.
The position will be class-based and the successful candidate would learn how to support children within a classroom setting as well as working well as part of a team. There will also be some lunchtime supervision. The position will include:
Supporting individuals and groups in whole class activities and helping children who may have misconceptions with their learning Working in liaison with teachers to support the emotional, social and behavioural needs of children Preparation of learning resources in liaison with teachers Assisting in the creation of effective displays
All candidates should have a good standard of spoken and written English and mathematics. They should be good and effective communicators with children and adults, friendly and approachable, flexible and adaptable, with good time management skills.
If you’re friendly, ambitious and keen to learn then we would love to hear from you.
This is a busy role which will give you great experience in the classroom. Tasks will include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Work with individuals or small groups of pupils in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff and provide feedback to the teacher.
Support pupils to understand instructions support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils.
Support the teacher in behaviour management and keeping pupils on task.
Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate.
Support the pupils healthcare needs as identified in their Individual Health Care Plans and administer emergency medication if required after training from school nurse service.
Prepare and clear up learning environment and resources, including photocopying, filing and the display and presentation of pupils work and contribute to maintaining a safe environment.
Be aware of and comply with all school policies and procedures. Particular attention must be given to those practices relating to child protection, health, safety, security and confidentiality reporting all concerns to an appropriate person to ensure pupils’ wellbeing.
Contribute to the overall work/aims of the school and appreciate and support the role of colleagues and other professionals to enable the school fulfil its development plans etc.
Undertake training and other learning activities and attend relevant meetings (within contracted hours) as required to ensure own continuing professional.
Any other duties as the headteacher may from time to time required
Teaching Assistants in this role may also undertake some or all of the following:
Record basic pupil data.
Monitor and report pupils signs of health and wellbeing
Support children’s learning.
Assist with break-time/lunchtime supervision including facilitating games and activities.
Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits.
Support pupils in using basic ICT.
Invigilate exams and tests.
Assist pupils with eating, dressing and hygiene, as required, whilst encouraging independence.
£136.50 per week
35 working hours per week / 45 weeks of the year
Monday – Friday 08:30 – 15:30 (includes a half hour, unpaid lunchbreak each day)
Numeracy and literacy skills. Basic IT skills. Have the ability to relate well to children and adults, understanding their needs and being able to respond accordingly Good influencing skills to encourage pupils to interact with others and be socially responsible.
We are looking for somebody who is keen to help children learn and who is cheerful and polite.
Minimum GCSE grade C / 4 (or equivalent) in English
Minimum GCSE grade D/3 (or equivalent) in Maths
On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.
Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.
The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for you