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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Level 3

Employer
Heaton Primary School
Location
Haworth Road, Bradford, BD9 6LL
Salary
£149.43 per week
Closing date
28 Oct 2021

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Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
November
Duration
Permanent
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Duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Working within an Early Years setting, meeting the needs of the children, families and community in which it is based, in accordance with the policies, procedures and working practices of the School
  • Working as part of a team in assisting and consolidating the provision of a high-quality Early Years curriculum
  • Work within Trust and School policies and procedures under the direction and guidance of senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision
  • Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the management of pupils in the learning environment
  • Assist in the planning of learning activities
  • Working under direction of the leader of the unit carry out regular observations
  • Working under direction of the leader of the unit assist with the supervision and support children at all times including school visits, trips and out of school activitiesEnsure the physical needs of children are being met and maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene (e.g. Washing, dressing and toileting).Working under direction of the leader of the unit support children in their learning both inside the setting and in outdoor play areas; recognising and responding to their individual needs, ensuring all children are engaged in appropriate activities
  • Working under direction of the leader of the unit prepare and maintain equipment and resources including specialist resources and help the children in their use (e.g. Outdoor or indoor play equipment; being responsible for the care of all equipment and materials within the setting.)
  • Working under direction of the leader of the unit assist with structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes appropriate to the pupil's needs to ensure physical, social, emotional and intellectual development, taking into account diversity e.g. language, culture, ability, race and religion
  • Working under direction of the leader of the unit assist with the supervision and support of pupils consistently at all times including those with special needs; recognising and responding to their individual needs whilst ensuring their safety and education in the learning environment
  • Working under direction of the leader of the unit assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans and Personal Care Programmes; attending to the pupils' personal needs and maintaining related personal programmes with the correct use of care materials including the safety and wellbeing of the pupils, therapy and medical intervention needs of the pupil and first aid, paying attention to social, health, physical and welfare matters as well as high standards of cleanliness and hygiene e.g. washing, dressing, toileting, and, if applicable, mobility
  • For posts working with pupils who are physically less able, it may be necessary to be able to physically assist the pupil in line with school polices and good practice
  • Promote and reinforce the inclusion, acceptance and integration of all pupils, including those with specific and special needs and those from different cultures and/or with a different first language as appropriate
  • Work under direction of the leader of the unit to set challenging and demanding expectations whilst promoting self-esteem and encouraging pupils to act independently as appropriate as well as interact and work co-operatively with others and engage in activities led by other members of staff
  • Work under direction of the leader of the unit to prepare, create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment to meet the lesson plansTake responsibility for the care, preparation, maintenance and use of relevant equipment, assisting pupils in its use and clearing/storage afterwards
  • Will be aware of pupil progress, monitor/record pupil responses against pre-determined learning objectives as well as provide accurate, constructive and detailed feedback/reports to the leader and parents, as appropriate to role
  • Working under direction of the leader of the unit to a Key Worker system to provide care and Education through the provision of stimulating enjoyable and constructive activities appropriate to the Child's age and abilities to ensure physical social emotional and intellectual development, taking into account diversity (e.g. language, culture, ability, race and religion)
  • Be aware of pupil progress of those pupils within your group, assist with monitoring/recording pupil responses against pre-determined learning objectives as well as providing accurate, constructive and detailed feedback/reports leader and parents, as appropriate to role
  • Work under the direction of the leader of the unit to assist with administering routine tests and carrying out regular observations
  • Working under direction of the leader of the unit to gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed, taking into account parental/carer concerns, dealing with them sensitively
  • Will provide clerical/administrative support as directed by the leader of the unit
  • Will participate in own performance development, identify and address any training needs/other learning activities
  • Will assist in the supervision of students on work experience, trainees and voluntary helpers, as appropriate to role


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience of working in a team situation
  • Experience of working with or caring for children of relevant age e.g. voluntary organisation or parental/caring responsibilities
  • Evidence of further training/development and/or willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities


Personal qualities

  • Will possess knowledge of the School's relevant procedures or practices
  • Will have an outline understanding of relevant legislation
  • Will have knowledge of some of the policies covering their service area
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Exercising advisory, guiding, negotiating and persuasive skills at a developed level
  • Good numeracy/literacy skills
  • Basic ICT skills
  • An understanding of the needs of a multicultural society
  • An understanding of the issues relating to pupils who have additional learning needs, more able and special educational needs
  • Knowledge of childcare
  • Awareness of child development
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of the Early Years staff team
  • Knowledge and commitment to Trust Equality policy
  • Ability to relate well to pupils and adults
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Demonstrate a commitment to working with children of the relevant age
  • Demonstrate good co-operative, interpersonal and effective listening skills
  • Maintain confidentiality in matters relating to the school, its pupils, parents or carers
  • Ability to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustments where necessary
  • Ability to cope with the requirements of the post, which will include working with pupils who have emotional/ behavioural/physical difficulties


Desired qualifications

  • GCSE English and maths or equivalent e.g. Adult Literacy/Numeracy at level 1
  • Other relevant qualifications relating to the post / working toward qualification e.g. Level 2 NVQ in Health/Childcare, first aid qualification


Future prospects

  • We want to support the apprentices to give them a start quite early on in this arena and enhance all the right skills to help carve their futures. This will then lead them to do Level 3 or a teaching qualification or into a more specialised route of teaching


Things to consider

  • Make sure you are able to travel to and from the college and the school
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