Teaching Assistant Apprentice Grampian Primary School

Grampian Primary School · Competitive · Derby
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  • Supporting pupils, as delegated by the classroom teachers
  • Encouraging independence and good standards of hygiene and personal cleanliness in pupils through practical assistance, social training and by being a positive role model
  • Accompanying groups who are participating in educational visits
  • Preparing and clearing classrooms for lessons or activities, as directed by the classroom teacher
  • Monitoring the needs and behaviour of pupils and reporting these to the classroom teacher, as appropriate
  • Providing general administrative and clerical support to the classroom teacher and other TA's with regard to lesson planning and resources
  • Undertaking pupil record keeping, e.g. taking registers, as requested
  • Undertaking relevant duties, corresponding with the post that the classroom teacher may require
  • Upholding the school's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy at all times, and ensuring pupils are safe and happy at school
  • Upholding the school's Equal Opportunities Policy by supporting all pupils to ensure they reach their potential
  • Adhering to the school's Health and Safety Policy by remaining vigilant to risks and keeping pupils' safety in mind at all times

Supporting Teachers:

  • Assisting the classroom teacher and other TAs with creating and maintaining displays throughout the school
  • Undertaking activities set by the classroom teacher with individual, and groups of pupils to ensure their safety and assist with their physical, emotional and educational development
  • Supporting learning activities and teaching programmes, adjusting activities, with the classroom teacher's permission, according to pupils' responses
  • Contributing to keeping records of pupils' development and communicating any concerns to the classroom teacher
  • Assisting with monitoring pupils' needs, including educational progress and emotional support
  • Assisting with monitoring the progress of pupils with SEND, referring to their EHC plans and reporting progress back to the SENCO
  • Helping other teaching staff ensure that pupils receive a smooth transition between educational phases
  • Helping to ensure classrooms are orderly, supportive and engaging, and working to maintain this
  • Assisting with implementing a variety of teaching strategies, in liaison with the classroom teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals
  • Providing detailed and regular feedback to the classroom teacher on pupils' achievement, progress, and developmental needs
  • Promoting good pupil behaviour, reporting and dealing promptly with conflicts and incidents in line with the school's Behavioural Policy and encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour

Supporting Pupils:

  • Attending to the pupils' personal needs, and implementing personalised assistance to help with social, emotional and educational development
  • Assisting with the care of sick pupils and those suffering from minor injuries
  • Helping when necessary with pupils at mealtimes, including pupils who have difficulty or are unable to feed themselves, as well as general supervision
  • Promoting and reinforcing pupils' self-esteem and ability to act independently
  • Supervising and supporting pupils to ensure their safety and ability to access lessons, offering assistance where it is required
  • Encouraging pupils to interact with their peers and to engage with lessons
  • Identifying where a pupil is having difficulty, supporting them to understand the instructions and helping them complete work, whilst still encouraging independence
  • Assisting with implementing educational activities and programmes of learning whilst promoting independent learning
  • Assisting with supporting programmes linked to learning strategies, e.g. literacy and numeracy, and recording achievement and progress, which is fed back to the classroom teacher
  • Supporting the use of ICT in learning activities and developing pupils' competence in its use
  • Assisting teaching staff in the planning and delivery of work programmes for individuals and groups of pupils

Supporting the School:

  • Establishing a supportive relationship with the pupils and parents concerned, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding to individual needs
  • Promoting inclusion and acceptance of all pupils, including those with SEND
  • Using appropriate skills to undertake activities to meet the physical, emotional and educational needs of individuals and groups of pupils, including those with SEND
  • Being aware of confidential issues linked to pupils, their home life, teachers and school work and keeping confidences as appropriate
  • Assisting with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes
  • Being aware of the relevant school policies and adhering to these, e.g. General Data Protection Regulations
  • Contributing to the overall ethos and aims of the school

Professional Development:

  • Participating in professional development so feedback can be given to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the classroom teacher
  • Participating in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Attend tutorials and complete the relevant work to achieve the apprenticeship's qualifications
  • Identifying and undertaking development opportunities
  • Reporting progress to an assigned mentor

Grampian Academy in Derby are looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing and professional Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join their school to work in Key Stage 2. The ideal candidate will also have excellent communication skills, have a passion for working with children and will be able to use their initiative.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

134.88

Wages explained

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

Monday - Friday (Term time only). Hours to be confirmed.

Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

21 months

  • Possible start date

12 Apr 2021

  • Date posted

14 Oct 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

Advanced

Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

VAC001659495

  • Positions

1 available

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting pupils, as delegated by the classroom teachers
  • Encouraging independence and good standards of hygiene and personal cleanliness in pupils through practical assistance, social training and by being a positive role model
  • Accompanying groups who are participating in educational visits
  • Preparing and clearing classrooms for lessons or activities, as directed by the classroom teacher
  • Monitoring the needs and behaviour of pupils and reporting these to the classroom teacher, as appropriate
  • Providing general administrative and clerical support to the classroom teacher and other TA's with regard to lesson planning and resources
  • Undertaking pupil record keeping, e.g. taking registers, as requested
  • Undertaking relevant duties, corresponding with the post that the classroom teacher may require
  • Upholding the school's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy at all times, and ensuring pupils are safe and happy at school
  • Upholding the school's Equal Opportunities Policy by supporting all pupils to ensure they reach their potential
  • Adhering to the school's Health and Safety Policy by remaining vigilant to risks and keeping pupils' safety in mind at all times

Supporting Teachers:

  • Assisting the classroom teacher and other TAs with creating and maintaining displays throughout the school
  • Undertaking activities set by the classroom teacher with individual, and groups of pupils to ensure their safety and assist with their physical, emotional and educational development
  • Supporting learning activities and teaching programmes, adjusting activities, with the classroom teacher's permission, according to pupils' responses
  • Contributing to keeping records of pupils' development and communicating any concerns to the classroom teacher
  • Assisting with monitoring pupils' needs, including educational progress and emotional support
  • Assisting with monitoring the progress of pupils with SEND, referring to their EHC plans and reporting progress back to the SENCO
  • Helping other teaching staff ensure that pupils receive a smooth transition between educational phases
  • Helping to ensure classrooms are orderly, supportive and engaging, and working to maintain this
  • Assisting with implementing a variety of teaching strategies, in liaison with the classroom teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals
  • Providing detailed and regular feedback to the classroom teacher on pupils' achievement, progress, and developmental needs
  • Promoting good pupil behaviour, reporting and dealing promptly with conflicts and incidents in line with the school's Behavioural Policy and encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour

Supporting Pupils:

  • Attending to the pupils' personal needs, and implementing personalised assistance to help with social, emotional and educational development
  • Assisting with the care of sick pupils and those suffering from minor injuries
  • Helping when necessary with pupils at mealtimes, including pupils who have difficulty or are unable to feed themselves, as well as general supervision
  • Promoting and reinforcing pupils' self-esteem and ability to act independently
  • Supervising and supporting pupils to ensure their safety and ability to access lessons, offering assistance where it is required
  • Encouraging pupils to interact with their peers and to engage with lessons
  • Identifying where a pupil is having difficulty, supporting them to understand the instructions and helping them complete work, whilst still encouraging independence
  • Assisting with implementing educational activities and programmes of learning whilst promoting independent learning
  • Assisting with supporting programmes linked to learning strategies, e.g. literacy and numeracy, and recording achievement and progress, which is fed back to the classroom teacher
  • Supporting the use of ICT in learning activities and developing pupils' competence in its use
  • Assisting teaching staff in the planning and delivery of work programmes for individuals and groups of pupils

Supporting the School:

  • Establishing a supportive relationship with the pupils and parents concerned, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding to individual needs
  • Promoting inclusion and acceptance of all pupils, including those with SEND
  • Using appropriate skills to undertake activities to meet the physical, emotional and educational needs of individuals and groups of pupils, including those with SEND
  • Being aware of confidential issues linked to pupils, their home life, teachers and school work and keeping confidences as appropriate
  • Assisting with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes
  • Being aware of the relevant school policies and adhering to these, e.g. General Data Protection Regulations
  • Contributing to the overall ethos and aims of the school

Professional Development:

  • Participating in professional development so feedback can be given to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the classroom teacher
  • Participating in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Attend tutorials and complete the relevant work to achieve the apprenticeship's qualifications
  • Identifying and undertaking development opportunities
  • Reporting progress to an assigned mentor
  • *Any offer of Apprenticeship is subject to full DBS and satisfactory references.

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to use initiative
  • Keep calm under pressure
  • Good IT skills

Personal qualities

  • Resilient
  • Mature
  • Professional
  • Empathetic
  • Approachable
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English is essential.

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