Teaching Assistant Apprentice Breadsall C Of E Primary School

Breadsall C Of E Primary School · Competitive · Derby
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Liaison with: Teaching Staff, Teaching Assistants, Professional Staff involved in the education of children and parents.

Purpose of the Post: To support access to learning for children and provide support to the class teacher/senior staff in the management of children in the classroom or any setting where teaching and learning takes place.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Working under guidance of the class teacher and/or senior staff:

  • Using strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals
  • Assisting with the planning of learning activities on a regular basis
  • Contributing to maintaining pupil records
  • Contributing to the management of pupil behaviour, dealing with any disruption and reporting to the class teacher any difficulties unable to be overcome
  • Preparing resources
  • Setting up activities, monitoring and displaying work
  • Sharing observational findings and contributing to the activities to support development
  • Promoting productive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model
  • Supporting the teacher in promoting the inclusion of all pupils within the classroom
  • Taking an active role in identifying personal development objectives
  • Accompanying teaching staff and pupils on educational visits
  • Contributing to the overall ethos, aims and work of the school

Methods of Working:

  • To understand and comply with the School's/Derbyshire County Council's Child Protection Policy/Guidelines
  • To maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and associated guidelines where appropriate
  • To understand and comply with the School's Equality Policy in the performance of duties and responsibilities
  • To understand and comply with the School's Health and Safety Policy in the performance of duties and responsibilities
  • To understand and comply with all other relevant school policies
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within the overall function of the post, commensurate with the level of responsibilities of the post
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Ability to motivate children
  • Good organisation skills
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work independently, using own initiative
  • Good ICT skills

Personal qualities

  • Show respect for the school's Christian ethos
  • Able to contribute to the warm and caring environment
  • Always professional and can maintain confidentiality

Desired qualifications

English and maths GCSE Grade A-C/8-4 or equivalent.

Future prospects

Successful completion of the apprenticeship will lead to consideration for any roles that are available within the council at the time.

Things to consider

Breadsall CE Primary is small village school on the edge of Derby City which has strong links with Breadsall Church and the community. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In line with the school's Safeguarding requirements, the successful candidate will require an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.


About the employer

At Breadsall CE Primary School we believe our pupils should live a life where hope plays a part in their desire to succeed. Pupils are encouraged to believe with confidence that they are capable of anything they put their minds to and are nurtured to develop an optimistic and aspirational viewpoint. We believe, through hope, the world can be a better place and are willing to do something about it.


Breadsall C Of E Primary School



School House

Moor Road


DE21 5LA

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Derbyshire County Council


Lynn Eatherden lynn.eatherden@derbyshire.gov.uk

The Apprenticeship Scheme is run in conjunction with a training provider to ensure that you are supported by a first class training programme which will enable you to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools
  • Functional Skills at Level 2, English, maths, if required

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