Ref 7557
£9000.00 per annum    
37 hours per week

Hollin Primary School are looking to recruit a level 2 Teaching Assistant Apprentice. This position will suit someone with an interest in sport. Act as a responsible adult to assist with the supervision/personal care/welfare/keeping safe of children and their environment. Assist with resources/basic classroom management techniques. Committed to safeguarding/promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Principal Duties
 1, Help to keep children healthy by:
Supporting physical development at lunch times, P.E lessons and after school. Contribute to pupil’s well-being through PE. Supporting positive behaviour at lunch times and in P.E lessons.  
2. Help to keep children safe by:          
Preparing and maintaining a safe and hygienic environment                
Dealing with accidents, emergencies and illnesses                
Supporting the safeguarding of children                
Encouraging children’s positive behaviour  
3.Provide support for learning activities by:            
Supporting the teacher in planning learning activities            
Supporting the delivery of learning activities            
Supporting the teacher in the evaluation of learning activities  
4.Support the children’s development by:            
Contributing to the development of children physically, emotionally and socially and the associated skills.          
Contributing to children’s communication and the intellectual development  
5.Contribute to positive relationships by effectively:          
Interacting with and responding to children and adults.          
Communicating with children and adults.  
6.Provide effective support for your colleagues by:          
Maintaining working relationships with colleagues          
Developing your effectiveness in a support role.  
7.Support children’s play and learning by:          
Encouraging and supporting children to be creative in physical play          
Offering a range of play opportunities to children          
Supporting children’s rights and choices in play  
8.Support a child with disabilities or special educational needs by:          
Providing care and encouragement and supporting personal hygiene needs          
Providing support to help the child to participate in activities and experiences  
9.Contribute to the moving and handling of children with mobility difficulties by:          
Preparing children, environments and equipment for moving and handling.          
Enabling children to move from one position to another.  
10.Provide displays by:          
Setting up, maintaining and dismantling displays  
11.Promote behaviour by:          
Implementing agreed behaviour management strategies.          
Supporting pupils in taking responsibility for their learning and behaviour.

Secondary Duties
1.To participate in Council programmes of in-service training as a trainee and when required as a trainer facilitator.  
2. To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the Service Head (or nominated representative) in consultation with the postholder (and if he/she so wishes, with his/her Trade Union representative).

Desired skills
Teaching and Learning and lunchtime Understanding of and willingness to use basic technology, eg: computer, photocopier, whiteboard.
Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
Have an understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities.
Ability to build effective working relationships with all pupils and colleagues.
Ability to work within the schools ethos and provide a positive role mode.
Have ability to provide clerical/admin support to the Teacher/Department.
Knowledge and understanding of how ICT can support learning.
Awareness of school curriculum.
The ability to establish fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with children and young people.
 The ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with children, young people and colleagues.
The ability to recognise and respect the contribution that parents and carers can make to the development and wellbeing of children and young people.
A commitment to collaborative and co-operative working with colleagues.
The ability to organise and manage learning activities in ways which keep children safe.
Evidence of commitment to professional development.
The ability to actively encourage and motivate children to advance their learning.
Be committed to working within the schools policies and procedures and adhering to safe working practices.  

Personal qualities Responsibilities The apprentice must –
Perform his/her duties in accordance with the Authority’s/School’s Equality and Diversity Policy Ensure that the Authority’s/School’s commitment to public service orientation and care of our customers is provided. Be able to render regular and efficient service to undertake the duties of the post Values & Behaviours Approach the job at all times using the following values: - Valuing our Community Focusing on staff, students, parent/carers and visitors Acting with integrity Using time and money wisely Working Together Always learning and improving Be aware of and apply the Rochdale Way behaviours at all times.
Qualifications required
To possess or be expecting GCSE English and Mathematics at above grade C (new Level 4) Or a Level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy.

APPRENTICE LA Grade – 18 month contract – 12 months at £9000 FTE, remaining 6 months @NMW for age. 30 hours per week – PRO RATA Term Time Only An Enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate and any offer of employment will depend upon the results. The Authority operates a Smoke Free Policy for all its employees and applies to any building and associated grounds within in the immediate vicinity of the building which is wholly owned, leased or operated and occupied by R B C.