Ref 7625
£9000.00 per annum (pro rata)    
32 hours per week (term time only)

Lowerplace Primary School are looking to recruit 2 Apprentice Teaching Assistants. To act as a responsible adult and assist with the supervision, personal care, welfare and keeping safe of individuals and/or groups of children and their environment under the direction/instruction of teaching/and/or senior staff, inclusive of assisting with resources and basic classroom management techniques to support their learning.

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  
  • 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 and behaviour.  
11. Lunchtime Supervision  
  • Half an hour supervision duties per day.    

Secondary Duties  
  • To participate in Council programmes of in-service training as a trainee and when required as a trainer facilitator.  
  • 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

  • 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.

Personal qualities

  • 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.
  •  The ability to actively encourage and motivate children to advance their learning.

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade C/4 or above in Maths and English or a Level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy

Things to consider

18 month contract – 12 months at £9000 FTE, remaining 6 months @NMW for age.
32 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. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for £3.50 (from 1st April 2017) per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.