Ysgol Y Creuddyn – Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Job Description

School: Ysgol Y Creuddyn

Role: Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Hours per week: 30

Requirements: The ability to speak Welsh is essential

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

Desirable / Personal Qualities

  • 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
  • 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

Apprenticeship to be undertaken:

Level 2 Supporting, Teaching and Learning

Interview arrangements:

TBC

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