Ysgol Y Grango – Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

JOB DESCRIPTION

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)
  • Supporting pupils with their numeracy
  • Supporting pupils with their literacy
  • Supporting pupils with their ICT skills
  • Be involved in creating displays and preparing resources
  • Helping children who need extra support to complete tasks
  • Understand the safeguarding and behaviour policy and their role within these policies
  • Working with children aged 11 to 16 years
  • Supporting a teacher in various roles within the classroom
  • Ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times whilst working in schools
  • Ability to listen and learn from more experienced staff

Support for the 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
  • 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 as appropriate

Support for the teachers:

  •  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, reporting difficulties as appropriate
  • Gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed
  • Provide clerical/admin. support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.

Support for the curriculum:

  •  Support pupils to understand instructions
  • 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 basic ICT as directed
  • Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use

Support for the school:

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required

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

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

Training:

The Apprenticeship includes both on-the- job learning and off-the-job training which leads to nationally recognised qualifications

Qualifications:

Minimum A*-C GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Math’s

Apprenticeship to be undertaken:

Level 2/3 Supporting, Teaching and Learning

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