Apprentice Teaching Assistant - St Marys C Of E Primary School

Brief overview of the role: You will provide support to both teaching staff and pupils and become an integral part of the school support team, preparing for lessons and working with the class team during lessons to support pupils with activities. You will help to create a safe and enjoyable environment and supporting the curriculum to meet the needs of all pupils.

To complement the professional work of teachers by supporting learning activities, in line with St.Mary’s School policies and guidance. This may involve supporting learning activities for individuals/groups or for whole classes. It will involve supporting assessment, recording and reporting on achievement, behaviour for learning, progress and development.

Excellent communication and enthusiasm will be key in supporting all pupils to progress and achieve their potential. You will also act as a role model for pupils and be a positive influence on their behaviour at school. It is important that you demonstrate maturity and excellence in all you do.

 

Main responsibilities:

  • Develop good relationships with all of the children (ranging from 3 years to 11 years).
  • Learn skills to be a Teaching Assistant.
  • Model appropriate positive behaviour.
  • Be confident communicating with parents, carers and other Early Years Providers.
  • Work with small groups or individuals following the teacher’s planning / direction.
  • Supervise small groups indoors and outdoors.
  • Make observations and assessments of the children and feedback to the class teacher.
  • Keep any information discussed in school confidential.
  • Follow the Child Protection Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Support children at lunchtimes including encouraging good table manners and healthy eating.
  • Support learning and care provision in the Extended Service Clubs including preparing snack, leading play activities (indoors and outdoors) and communicating with parents.
  • To be a reliable member of the team.
  • Help to make a stimulating environment for the children indoors and outdoors, for example, with guidance setting up role play areas and making displays.
  • Have a professional attitude to all work and other members of staff.
  • Be willing to support children with personal care. Eg. Toileting.
  • Drive own development by actively participating in mentor sessions.
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach showing initiative and resilience to complete tasks.
  • Support teacher’s administration duties including photocopying, organising / making resources and mailing.
  • Help on school visits / outdoor adventurous activities and follow risk assessments.
  • Take part in school training.
  • Complete all coursework as required.

Desired skills:

  • Excellent communication and enthusiasm will be key in supporting all pupils to progress and achieve their potential.
  • Demonstrate a proactive and positive approach showing initiative and resilience to complete tasks.
  • Have excellent IT skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with all adults in school
  • Drive to develop own skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Maintain a professional image at all times
  • Have a mature approach to studying
  • Punctuality

Desired qualities:

  • You will act as a role model for pupils and be a positive influence on their behaviour at school. It is important that you demonstrate maturity and excellence in all you do.
  • Have a professional attitude to all work and other members of staff.
  • To be a reliable member of the team.
  • Take responsibility for your own learning.

Desired qualifications:

A good standard of basic English and Maths will be required for this position.

Future prospects:

The apprenticeship will last for one year with the possibility of extending beyond this subject to funding availability.

Things to consider:

  • Are you creative?
  • And have you worked with children before?

Hours of work:

30

Wage:

£3.70 National Minimum Wage

Location:

Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, LA6 2DN

Closing date:

04 Jun 2018

How to apply:

Applicants should apply by downloading an application form from the St. Mary’s website at: www.stmarys-kl.cumbria.sch.uk.

Completed applications should be returned for the attention of Mrs C Billington, School Business Manager, St. Mary’s CE Primary School, Kendal Road, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, LA6 2DN by the closing date of 1pm on Monday 4th June 2018.

Be sure to take your time when completing this application, ensure you consider all the required skills and responsibilities and what you can offer.  If you would like any support in completing this application, you can access support from Student Services at Kendal College on 01539 814725.   

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