Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Whitleigh Primary & Sir John Hunt CSC Federation
As a Teaching Assistant, you will work in the classroom, providing direct support to our pupils. Collaborating with your class team and department, work with children on a 1:1 basis, small and larger groups, help pupils work towards their individual outcomes and maximise their learning opportunities both within and outside the school setting.
Closing date: 29 Feb 2024
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: 35.0
Possible start date
03 Mar 2024
15 Dec 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What you will do in your working day
The job involves working from instructions, but making decisions involving the use of initiative. Problems are referred to a class teacher/Headteacher. Little close supervision is necessary beyond that provided by working arrangements and methods.
· Work closely with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lessons/work plans as appropriate
- Promote independence and employ a range of strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance for pupils.
- Promote pupil communication through technology.
- Use specialist (curricular/learning) skills/training/experience to support pupils and assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans.
- Be responsible for keeping and updating records and for the marking of pupils’ work and recording achievement/progress.
- May be required to supervise whole classes occasionally during short-term absence of teachers. The primary focus will be to maintain order and to keep pupils on task.
- Promote self-esteem and independence.
- Promote positive pupil behaviour, deal promptly with conflicts and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
- Provide assistance with pupil first aid and welfare issues e.g. look after sick pupils and liaise with parents.
- May be required to demonstrate own tasks to new starters or less experienced members of staff.
- May be required to assist in the handling of small amounts of money related to various school events, which are then handed over to the school office staff for processing.
- Provide objective feedback and reports, as required, to the teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters.
- Support the child and others during lunchtimes.
- Prepare and maintain curriculum equipment/resources as directed by the teacher to meet lesson plans/relevant learning activities.
- Operate office equipment in the provision of clerical and administrative support e.g. photocopier.
- Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade of the post.
The training you will be getting
- Teaching assistant Level 3 (A level)
- One day a month at Plymouth Argyle
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
If a position is vacant and the Apprentice is successful we would potentially be able to offer employment.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE FOOTBALL IN THE COMMUNITY TRUST
Adjustments for experience
You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Level 3 (A level)
If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.
You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications
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