Teaching Assistant Apprentice

@St Nicholas School
  • Reedham Drive, Croydon, Purley, CR8 4DS, United Kingdom View on Map
  • Post Date : December 13, 2022
  • Apply Before : June 27, 2023
  • Salary: £7.00 - £7.00 / Hourly
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Job Detail

  • Number of Positions Available: 1
  • Working Hours 8.15am - 4.00pm
  • Working Week: Monday - Friday
  • Working Location Reedham Drive, Croydon, Purley, CR8 4DS, United Kingdom
  • Minimum Entry Requirements Maths and English Grade C/4 or above/ Functional Skills Level 2
  • Personal Qualities: • Good interpersonal and communication skills. • Conversant with IT and a competent user of word processing and email. • Ability to relate well to children and parents with patience and understanding. • Good organisational and time management skills. • Ability to prioritise workload and to use own initiative. • Ability to work under pressure in a calm and measured manner. • A high level of personal professionalism and confidentiality. • To know when to take initiative and when to seek guidance
  • Things to Consider:
    The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Job Description

Job Title: Teaching Assistant Apprentice 

Employer: St Nicholas School 

Apprenticeship Standard: Teaching Assistant Level 2 

Location: CR8 4DS 

Vacancy Description:

Core Duties:

  • Carrying out the core duties of Teaching Assistant Special Schools level 1 and in addition:-
  •  Supervising and providing particular support for pupils with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
  •  Setting challenging and demanding expectations and promoting self-esteem and independence.
  •  Providing feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher.

Additional Duties:

Carrying out the additional duties of Teaching Assistant Special Schools level 1 and in addition:-

  •  Understanding and supporting the physical needs of pupils. Depending on the specialism of the school this may include:- assisting individual pupils with mobility and independence training or feeding and drinking, in liaison with specialist advice & guidance provided by Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists.
  •  Assisting with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behavior Plans and Personal Care programme.
  •  Establishing constructive relationships with pupils and interacting with them according to individual needs.
  • Carry out the core duties of Teaching Assistant Special Schools level 1 and in addition:-
  •  Using strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.
  •  Assisting with the planning of learning activities.
  •  Monitoring pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately recording achievement/progress as directed.
  •  Providing detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc.
  •  Promoting good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encouraging pupils to  take responsibility for their own behaviour.

Skills Required:

  • Good numeracy/literacy skills.
  • Good knowledge of using specialist ICT resources / programmes to ensure pupil access
  • Use of other equipment technology – video, photocopier
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults.
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.
  • Be able to react constructively to challenging situations involving the care and management of individual children.