Ref 7563
£9000.00 per annum
37 hours per week

Springside School are looking to recruit an Apprentice Teaching Assistant. 
The apprentice must –  
1Perform his/her duties in accordance with Rochdale BC’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
2Ensure that Rochdale BC’s commitment to public service orientation and care of our customers is provided.
3Adhere to the general guidelines for confidentiality as issued by the Data Protection Registrar

Approach the job at all times using the values set out in the Rochdale Way:  
Valuing our People Focusing on customers 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.  

1.Help to keep children safe by:  preparing and maintaining a safe and hygienic environment dealing with accidents, emergencies and illness supporting the safeguarding of children encouraging children’s positive behaviour
2.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
3.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
4.Contribute to positive relationships by effectively: Interacting with and responding to children and adults Communicating with children and adults
5.Provide effective support for your colleagues by: maintaining working relationships with colleagues developing your effectiveness in a support role
6.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
7.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
8.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
9.Provide displays by: setting up, maintaining and dismantling displays     
10 Promote behaviour by: implementing agreed behaviour management strategies supporting pupils in taking responsibility for their learning behaviour

Desired skills
Ability to work effectively within a team environment, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities.
Ability to build effective working relationships with all pupils and colleagues.
Please explain how you are adaptable and flexible in your approach.
Please confirm you are committed to acquiring new skills relevant to the post and attendance on relevant training courses. Ability to promote a positive ethos and role model attributes.
Good personal numeracy and literacy skills

Personal qualities
Awareness and basic understanding of school curriculum (within specified age range or subject area).
Basic awareness of inclusion, especially within a school setting.
Awareness and basic understanding of school curriculum (within specified age range or subject area).
Basic awareness of inclusion, especially within a school setting.
To work towards demonstrating High expectations of all pupils; respect for their social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic backgrounds; and commitment to raising their education achievements.
Ability to build and maintain successful relationships with pupils treat them consistently, with respect and consideration, and demonstrate concern for their development as learners.
Demonstrate and promote the positive value, attitudes and behaviour you expect from the pupils with whom you work.
Ability to liaise sensitively and effectively with parents and carers, recognising role in pupils’ learning.
Ability to improve your own practice through observations, evaluation and discussion with colleagues

Qualifications required
5 GCSEs grade A-C or equivalent