Early Years Teaching Assistant Apprentice with Shoscombe Church School Shoscombe Church School
We are looking to recruit a reception/nursery teaching assistant to join the team. The nature of the role is to work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher, to support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.
Closing date: 22 Aug 2022
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 30
Possible start date
01 Sep 2022
07 Jun 2022
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Support for the School
- Being aware of and complying with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person. Being aware of and supporting difference and ensuring all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop. Contributing to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school. Appreciating and supporting the role of other professionals. Attending relevant meetings as required including termly afterschool department meetings. Participating in critical self-reflection through the performance management process for TA’s and participating in training and development opportunities as required. Assisting with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes. Accompanying teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required. Working constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these. Contributing to pupil reviews by reporting on pupil progress as directed. Undertaking other relevant duties allocated at the discretion of the classroom teacher, SENCO, Headteacher or other designated supervisor.
Support for Pupils
- Attending to the pupils’ personal needs, and implementing related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, and first aid and welfare matters, as appropriate.
Supervising and supporting pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning.
Establishing constructive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
Developing a good knowledge of pupil’s individual special educational needs and implementing appropriate strategies as outlined in the students’ profile.
Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
Encouraging pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
Encouraging pupils to act independently as appropriate.
Providing pastoral support for pupils as directed by the tutor or House staff.
Support for Teacher
- Preparing the classroom as directed for lessons and clearing away afterwards and assisting with the display of pupils’ work.
Being aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and reporting to the teacher as agreed.
Undertaking pupil record keeping as requested.
Supporting the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate.
Gathering/reporting information from/to parents/carers as directed.
Providing clerical/admin support for learning e.g. photocopying, word processing, filing, data entry etc.
Supporting pupils to develop basic literacy and numeracy skills as directed by the teacher.
Supporting the role of the tutor, including mentoring individual or small groups of students as directed by the tutor or House staff.
Support for the Curriculum
- Supporting pupils to understand instructions.
Supporting pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies as directed by the teacher.
Supporting pupils in accessing and developing basic ICT skills.
Preparing and maintaining equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assisting pupils in their use.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner.
- Functional Skills in English and Maths if required.
- End Point Assessment – Knowledge Test and Professional Discussion.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Potential to progress onto an advanced apprenticeship if the opportunity is available.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
SOMERSET SKILLS & LEARNING CIC
Early years practitioner
Level 2 (GCSE)
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