Milford Haven School – Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship (x2)

Job Description

Pay: £144.30 per week

Hours of work: 30 hours per week

Positions available: 2

As a teaching assistant you would support teachers and help children with their educational and social development, both in and out of the classroom.

Job roles will include:

· Working within a Secondary school full-time as a Teaching Assistant

· Supporting pupils with additional learning needs (ALN)

· Support for Pupils

· Attend to the pupils’ personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.

· Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning, including those with Additional Educational Needs.

· Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs

· Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils

· Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher

· Encourage pupils to act independently and provide feedback as appropriate

· Encourage pupils to behave in an appropriate way in line with established school policy

· Encourage pupils to develop self-discipline, self-esteem and independence

· Assist with the implementation of One Page Profiles/Personal Care programmes

· Prepare classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils work

· Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed

· Undertake pupil record keeping as requested

· Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour in line with established school policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.

· Administer routine progress tests as required by the teacher

· Gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed

· Provide clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, preparing classroom displays, collecting money etc.

· To support First Aid

· Support pupils to understand instructions and undertake learning activities as directed by the teacher

· Support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years as directed by the teacher

· Support pupils in using ICT in learning activities as directed

· Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use

Essential Criteria:

· An eagerness to learn more about becoming a Teaching Assistant

· A passion for working with children

· Possess relevant qualities including patience and communication

· Ability to show professionalism at all times

· Ability to listen and learn from more experienced staff

· The ability to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times

· Any previous experience working with children

· Any previous experience with special educational needs (SEN)

· Strong English & Mathematics

· Communicational skills relevant to both children and adults

· Competent skills in numeracy, literacy and ICT

· Ability to self-manage and organise own time

Desirable personal qualities

· Reliable

· Smart appearance

· Professional attitude

· A level of maturity with working in a school environment will be required

· Ambitious and hard working

· Desire to be a positive role model to young people


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