Teaching Assistant L3 Apprentice Woolmer Hill College
To learn how to support the teaching staff and provide students with the level and type of support as specified by the teacher or the SENDCo.
Closing date: 30 Sep 2021
£193.50 - £246.00
Total hours per week: 30.00
Possible start date
04 Oct 2021
29 Apr 2021
Level 3 (A level)
- Provide students with level and type of support specified by the teacher.
- Assist with the supervision of students as they arrive to school and moving between lessons.
- Support individual or groups of students during independent/group work (e.g. explaining tasks, reinforcing key objectives, concepts or vocabulary; using practical apparatus or specialist equipment).
- Assist students in the development of communication skills.
- Assist in the personal, social and emotional development of students and in the development of self-esteem.
- Monitor and provide for the general care, safety and welfare of students (excluding duties of designated first aid officer). Where students have SEND that includes the need for personal care, provide this within the Health and Safety guidelines as necessary.
- Accompany students as directed within school and on educational visits/trips, in accordance with an appropriate risk assessment and Local Authority guidance.
- Provide feedback to the teacher about the learning activities and responses to them.
- Monitor individual or group achievement of key objectives and feedback to the teacher.
- Carry out, under direction, the assessment of individuals or groups of students.
- Participate in record-keeping – e.g. provide verbal and written information to contribute to the planning and review of student progress and support.
- Attend Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) review meetings, if appropriate.
- Support the implementation of strategies to manage student behaviour.
- Administrative work associated with the role
- Participate in induction training for teaching assistants and staff review/performance processes and make use of professional development opportunities.
- Maintain confidentiality according to organisation and legal requirements; adhere to/maintain school policies, routines and codes of conduct and support the ethos of the school.
- Be aware of and practise within equal opportunities policies and principles and health and safety regulations. Seek to prevent accidents and report these to the designated person in school.
- Be aware of and practise according to the Safeguarding policy.
- Undertake other duties that can reasonably be expected of and are relevant to the level and nature of the post.
- Be available for work for 195 days a year (pro-rata if working less than a 5 day week), including attendance at training and on training days.
- Attend staff meetings, where appropriate and relevant, and other activities held outside normal school hours but not beyond total working week.
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of others within the school.
- Liaise with parents/carers (as directed).
The post holder may be required to perform any other reasonable tasks as directed by the Headteacher.
Ensure implementation and promotion in employment and service delivery of the School and WMAT’s equal opportunities policies and statutory responsibilities.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The above responsibilities are subject to the general duties and responsibilities contained in the written statement of conditions of employment (the Contract of Employment).
The post holder is required to support and encourage the School’s ethos and its objectives, policies and procedures as agreed by the governing body
This post requires an enhanced DBS check
Requirements and prospects
Ability to use a range of IT applications; Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point
Experience of working in a school environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to be open with children and to have empathy with them, especially those with learning difficulties
Enjoy working with secondary age children
Ability to relate in a friendly but firm way with a wide range of personalities, children and adults
Ability to maintain confidentiality inside and outside the workplace
Be committed to own professional development
Be able to take direction but be prepared to take initiative and take responsibility for planning own work when required
Enjoy working as part of a team
Supportive of colleagues
Patient and good listening skills
Sense of humour
GCSE grade C /4 or equivalent in at least English and Mathematics (ESSENTIAL)
Knowledge/experience of SIMS
Potential full-time employment and/or further education.
Things to consider
Paid hours- term time only
About the employer
Woolmer Hill is a successful 11-16 mixed comprehensive school based on a wonderful 25 acre site on the outskirts of Haslemere on the Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire borders. The school attracts students from a wide area including Thursley, Grayshott, Beacon Hill, Chiddingfold, Grayswood, Hindhead, Liphook and Churt, as well as Haslemere itself. We are a growing, over-subscribed and friendly school with a strong and supportive community spirit and inclusive ethos. We have high expectations of all members of our school community.
“Students’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary. They are kind and respectful towards each other, their teachers and visitors”
“The atmosphere in school is one of calm purpose and enjoyment of learning”
OFSTED, January 2018
Let Me Play Ltd
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Let Me Play Ltd
Nina Sandhu +447724847420 email@example.com
- Level 3 Standard in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
- Functional Skills in maths and English if required
Level 3 (A level)
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